The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has asked the Kol Dam project authorities to reduce the height of the dam to help avoid submergence of a large part of the forest area under the Majathal wildlife sanctuary in Solan district.

The ministry has withheld the clearance to the project midway during implementation and directed it to come out with a fresh proposal to save the area under th

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to expedite work on the 800 MW Kol Dam project and ensure that it was commissioned by the target date. He also urged to adopt Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, so that it could come up as a centre of excellence.

Himachal Pradesh Government has sought denotification of state's five wildlife sanctuaries including the Naina Devi, Shikari Devi, Govind Sagar, Shili and Darlaghat and reorganisation of the boundar

Shimla may be getting ready to get an additional drinking water supply of 20 million litres (MLD) everyday when the Rs 65-crore Giri water supply scheme is commissioned in the next few weeks, but that's not enough to quench the thirst of this tourist town for the next 30 years. The focus has thus shifted to the Rs 750-crore Pabbar gravity water supply scheme

At a time when energy security has become critical and environmental concerns emanating from the use of conventional fossil fuels are also growing, it is ironical that the bulk of India