Mining, despite a ban, in the Chakki rivulet in this subdivision bordering Punjab has been posing a threat to 12 gram panchayats, leaving local residents and environmentalists worried.

Once farmers of Khanni, Maira, Baduee, Baranda, Lodwan, Kandwal and Mohtli gram panchayats used to produce around 5,000 tonnes of foodgrain in a year by using the Chakki water for irrigation.

Palampur, April 23: Increase in cases of renal failure, gastric ulcer, hepatic, cancer and tuberculosis in the state has become a matter of serious concern.

State govt fails to deposit Rs 1.6 crore with authorities

Residents of Khaniara are likely to lose their right on slate mining in Dhauladhar hills. The state government has failed to deposit about Rs 1.6 crore as the net present value (NPV) of 25 hectare forest land that was to be diverted for mining purpose with the Compensatory Afforestation Monitoring and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

Power project on Lamba Dug

Residents of the Chhota Bhangal area of Baijnath sub-division have announced that they will intensify their agitation against a private power company, who is constructing a 25 MW power house on the Lamba Dug in Multhan.

Members of Pong Dam Oustees Multipurpose Cooperative Samiti staged a token protest dharna on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner (Relief and Rehabilitation) office at Raja Ka Talab near here ye

Unscientific mining and lack of mining policy based on scientific data was creating a situation for natural disasters in Himachal Pradesh.

The situation was such that on the one hand, the debris being created from infrastructure projects such as power and road constructions was being dumped in rivers, thereby raising their water levels, especially during monsoons, while on the other, illegal mining was destroying the ecology of many rivers and threatening national infrastructure.

The state government has suffered a loss of lakhs of rupees because of connivance between hydel power companies executing power projects in the Kangra valley and officials of the state Forest Depar

The construction work on the 25-MW Keiu Hydro Project being executed on the Lamba Dug river in the Chhota Bhangal area of the Palampur region came to a standstill today following a massive protest

Brij Behari Lal Butail, Speaker of the state Assembly, said in the current financial year the state government had allocated Rs 170 crore for different irrigation projects in Kangra district.

Soil Gas Meters installed at various locations

A research team of Career Point University has undertaken a project expected to open new frontiers in earthquake detection in the region. Under the project, headed by Dr Naveen Thakur and Dr Jitender, assistant professors in the university's Physics Department, Soil Gas Meters (SGMs) have been installed at different locations.

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