The people of Sutlej valley have rejected the draft study report on the cumulative environment impact on the river basin presented by the Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, on behalf of the Himachal Pradesh government.

Local representatives and environmentalists said over the weekend that a month’s notice should have been given for the public consultation after sharing the executive summary of the environment impact assessment (EIA) report under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification. They complained that a short notice of just four days was given to the stakeholders.

In the tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh, around 20,000 people are awaiting allotment of 'nautor' land for last 15-20 years.

A conference of non-government organisations pursing environment issues at Reckong Peo has called for a moratorium on all hydro power projects proposed to be constructed in the geologically fragile

The government has drawn up a plan to set up solar power plants in major office complexes and police stations and install solar lights.

Giving this information here today, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said Himurja would set up 4-kw solar power plants at all the district Secretariats and 2-kw plants at all 219 police stations.

The government has decided to formulate a Solar Energy Policy to facilitate speedy harnessing of the solar power potential and help the state meet the mandatory renewable power purchase obligation.

The state has so far not made any headway in the solar power sector and as a result the electricity board has not been able to meet its solar-specific obligation.

The current monsoon season has killed 50 people across Himachal Pradesh, besides causing huge damage to public and private property.

Muck generated by hundreds of hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh is being dumped along river beds, which has disturbed the natural course of major rivers in the state.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought a Rs.1,000-crore package immediately to carry out relief and rehabilitation work in the State’

Shimla, June 23: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to the devastation caused by the rains and snow in Himachal

Mandi, June 20: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today released Rs 10 crore to provide immediate relief to victims and the Border Roads Organisation for the restoration work on the Hindustan-Tibet Ro