As many as 253 gram panchayats have been declared

Melting Is Normal, No Threat Of Rivers Drying Up, Say Glaciologists
Anand Bodh | TNN

Chandigarh: Glaciers are here to stay in the Himalayas. Studies conducted by glaciologists across the Himalayan region in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have shown that global warming has little to do with their melting.

Passive solar heating of houses is a clean technology which was made mandatory in the government/semi-government sector in 1994 in the Western Himalaya state of Himachal Pradesh. HP is the first state in India to take such a policy decision for promoting energy efficiency in buildings. A Solar House Action Plan was formulated and is being implemented effectively in the state.

Significant studies on climate change and generation of data on high-altitude eco-systems can now be possible with the setting up of a high-altitude research centre at Ribling in Lahaul-Spiti by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Chandigarh: The cold desert of Lahaul and Spiti, till now known to supply high quality potatoes and peas to the country when the crop in most parts is almost over, is slowly capturing the market with its apples. In its nascent stage yet, apples from this part of Himachal have already wrested a market share, which is growing with each passing year.

Chandigarh: At a time when the vulture population has all but disappeared

Green Award winners cast light on the renewable energy sector

Even though the estimated population of the snow leopard in Himachal is barely 15, encouraged by spotting of the animal by locals as well as wildlife staff in Spiti the government has sent a Rs 1.50 crore action plan to the Centre for protecting the highly endangered animal.

The Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organisation in the US, has awarded the

With temperature being almost 4

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