Himalayan pencil cedar (Juniperus polycarpos) is an evergreen tree distributed from Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Kagan valley, Kashmir, Lahaul-Spiti to upper reaches of western Tibet. In the western Himalaya treeline of the Juniperus polycarpos is not well defined because of the topographical barriers and variation in orography.

Plantation drives and conservation initiatives have led to 25% increase in the total forest cover of Himachal Pradesh (HP) in 24 years from 1991 to 2015, says an analytical study conducted by the state centre on climate, Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh has set up biodiversity management committees initially in 366 gram panchayats in biodiversity-rich Chamba, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts under a Unite

School students and teachers of around 300 Eco Clubs of schools across Himachal Pradesh would be trained by State Council for Science Technology and Environment (SCSTE) to manage natural resources

Expressing concern over heightened tourist inflow in Lahaul-Spiti district once the Rohtang Pass tunnel opens for public, the National Green Tribunal has asked Himachal Pradesh government to spell

Shimla: Sleepy Rangrik village of Spiti valley in tribal Lahaul-Spiti district is set to have first-of-its-kind 2.5 MW solar wind hybrid power project in the country that would benefit about 12,000

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said power would be provided through solar energy in the Spiti valley in the next four years.

A taxi union today moved Supreme Court against a green tribunal order banning the entry of all diesel and petrol tourist vehicles in Rohtang pass till August 14 and limiting the number of vehicles

The National Green Tribunal today expressed displeasure over the non-compliance of its order and directed the state to furnish the complete time schedule to protect the ecology of Rohtang.

Tell govt-appointed panel to prepare policy in favour of small ones

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