This document contains the presentation by Bhaskar Padigala et al, Center For Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad, on “Social Capital and Local Institutions- A Perspective to Assess Communities Adaptation Potential to Climate Change” during Second National Research Conference on Climate Change, organized by the Centre for Scien

Growers look for new markets in North-East
Shimla: Seed potato growers in the tribal Lahaul valley are looking for new markets in the North-East in the wake of a bumper crop in the state.

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

Solang/Sissu : The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today completed the first km of the world

The pre-implementation agreements (PIAs) signed by the government with independent power producers (IPPs) for execution of 15 hydroelectric projects, awarded recently through global bidding, indicate that generation will commence at the earliest only by 2021, provided all goes well.

All successful bidders who were awarded projects with an aggregate capacity of 1303.25 MW have deposited the firs


Working 24x7 in extreme conditions deep below the Rohtang Pass (13,051 feet), engineers and personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have reached the first milestone less than a year after they set out to build an all-weather road link to the Lahaul-Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and strategic areas of Ladakh.

The first kilometre-length of the 8.8-km tunnel has been completed.

The sudden drop in temperature after scattered rains and thundershowers has brought fresh worries for the apple growers, who were expecting a good apple season after apple plants got sufficient chilling hours in winter.

Frequent changes in the weather conditions

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