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

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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

Minister Krishna Tirath stresses the need for proper implementation of women and child development schemes
The lowest-ever child sex ratio of 914 overshadowed an increase in the overall sex ratio, which is now 940

Manali: Record snowfall in Himachal this year has revived more than 2,000 glaciers.

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Keeping in mind the cloudburst tragedy of Leh in 2010, experts from various fields studying changes in Himachal in relation to climate change have voiced common concerns about high-altitude areas of the state that have already thrown up alarming signals

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