Multiple high tension power transmission lines passing through some of the state’s eco-sensitive zones, involving felling of trees, and criss-crossing mountain valleys in Himachal Pradesh, could fi

Total fertility rate dips in state, most urban families not going for children

In a major boost for the green warriors, an arm of the United Nations has granted registration to a project launched by the state government to facilitate farmers in 177 gram Panchayats to earn carbon credits by raising forest on their land.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) confirmed the registration of the project through an e-mail to the additional principal

Hindustan Construction Company, executing civil works at 65 MW Kashang-I in Kinnuar, has denied violation of environment norms at the project site, and instead asserted that it has nothing to do with the violations as alleged by the villagers.

The company bagged the civil contract through an open tender process and was concerned only with execution of the civil works at the first stage of the p

Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has granted environmental clearance under Forest Conservation Act 1980 for setting up 130 MW integrated Kashang stage II & III Hydro electric project in Lipa village of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

Karcham (Himachal Pradesh): Touted as nation's biggest hydropower project in the private sector, Karcham Wangtoo hydro-electric project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur disrict has started generation at one of its unit ahead of schedule and the remaining three units are expected to start operations by mid-August.

The 1000-MW project has been set up by Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corporation Ltd (JKHC

Jaiprakash Associates-promoted 1,000-MW Karcham Wangtoo hydel power project in Himachal Pradesh will be fully operational from August 16, three months ahead of schedule, managing director DP Goyal said.
The first 250-MW unit of the Karcham Wangtoo project had commenced operations in May this year, he said.

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Manali: Heavy snowfall plunged the mercury few notches below freezing point in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Government is annually losing over `100 crore in royalty as a multi-billion rupee hydropower project is caught in litigation.