This paper argues that climate change adaptation policies often fail to gain priority status both nationally and locally. While the most severe impacts of climate change are being felt through major disasters, less dramatic events go unnoticed wreaking havoc on local livelihoods.

While the Jammu and Kashmir State has recorded a hike of 25% in the population in ten years, the population of Jammu district has reached 15.26 lakh whereas, in Srinagar it is 12.69 lakh, takin

The Government today decided to convert 7,200 km of state highways into national highways.

It has been a year since Varanasi associated itself with the Green Pilgrimage Network but it is yet to start working on the project.

Financially dependent on others for daily needs

Execution of six mini hydel power projects is expected to complete by the end of 2014, while work allotment for the other four has been completed after the tendering procedure.

Night soil of over 60 thousand latrines is disposed into open drains without any sewage treatment in Jammu and Kashmir, according to figures released by state's Directorate of Census Operation.

SRINAGAR: Advising people to go for solar energy which is cheap, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah said that big industrial houses are hesitating to come to Jammu and Kashmir because of shortage of power.

He said a 500 MW solar power station will be constructed at Leh which can be used in the State. People should take advantage of subsidy and other benefits available from the Centre to adopt solar energy as alternative to power in their day-to-day life, Dr Abdulllah said.

US researchers may just have unravelled dynamics behind the torrential rain and flash floods in the high desert valley of Leh in the Himalayas in 2010.

An amount of Rs 1.4 crore has been generated as environment fee from tourists and non-state subjects who visited Ladakh till October end this year.