With the enforcement of the new Land Acquisition Act 2013, the cost of the Dholasidh hydropower project is likely to increase substantially.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has ordered district officials of Kangra to immediately stop the felling of green trees along the Dharamsala-Bagli road.

Temple town of Kangra will have 24x7 water supply under "Aadunik Water Supply Scheme" — a Central Government project of Rs 17.44 crore and would be completed by the end of next year.

As the state high court and national green tribunal have hardened their stand on pollution taking place in Himachal Pradesh, now the state Pollution Control Board too has started acting tough again

The state government is yet to initiate steps for the safe handling of waste generated from hospitals, medical health institutions, colleges and university laboratories.

The indiscriminate disposal of waste generated from government medical institutions in the district has become a major health hazard and risk to human population.

Illegal mining in Kangra has posed a threat to over 100 irrigation and drinking water supply schemes which get water from small rivers of this district.

At a time when Congress and BJP are playing politics on the issue of "toilets and temples," Himachal Pradesh is slowly heading towards achieving the goal of total sanitation by ensuring that every

Illegal mining is continuing unabated in various parts of the state despite a complete ban on it by the National Green Tribunal.

Sources said stone-crusher owners were deceptively indulging in illegal mining in the guise of the permission given to them by the state government for stock clearance.

Encouraged by the success of the vulture propagation and conservation project, the wildlife wing of the Forest Department has decided to broaden the ambit of the project by bringing other species like eagles, buzzards and falcons under it.

The dwindling population of vultures in the state has registered an appreciable increase to almost 800 ever since protected areas were created for these natural scavengers in Kangra district.

Taking a serious note on the issue of non-forest activity or construction in forest areas, particularly McLeodganj and Rivalsar (Mandi), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restrained any person from