The Objectives of the City Sanitation Plan in Shimla are: To adopt a demand-based strategy and community participation in planning, implementation and management of sanitation infrastructure; To adopt locally suitable methods, technologies and materials, and provide necessary facilitation support to the Municipal Corporation; To encourage commu

The key objective of the CDP is to formulate a development strategy for meeting emerging challenges of infrastructure and create enabling environment for the growth of economy. The CDP of Shimla attempts to highlight the role of each and

This recent report by Christian Aid based on study across 12 Indian cities explores whether they are ready to withstand climate-related disasters and presents detailed report for these cities including policy implications in relation to Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). 

This study initiates a discourse on urban risk reduction, inclusive of disaster and cl

Shimla: Not willing to take any chances, the Wildlife Department is going in for DNA sampling of eggshells and chicks of western tragopan at its aviary in Sarahan where the highly endangered bird is being bred in captivity as part of a conservation programme.

The soaring mercury beat all available records to make today the hottest day in the Queen of the Hills in 170 years. As the temperature climbed to 32.4

Questioning the wisdom of the government in raising multi-storeyed structures in sliding zones and over water channels, Baljit Malik, coordinator of the Kasauli Bachao Andolan, said today that the state of affairs in the state capital was dismal, requiring immediate intervention.

Emphasis has been laid since long on the need for integrated catchment management and impactof landuse on catchment hydrology; but the two disciplines have not been amalgmated for creating catchment sensitive 'City Landuse plans'.

Alleging that the state Government has failed to protect the interests of farmers, the Himachal Kisan Sabha (HKS) has decided to launch a statewide campaign from November 23 on issues including restoration of timber distribution rights, relief against monkey menace, increase in milk procurement price and proper availability of fertilisers.

Shimla, July 27 After 17 years, one of the state's biggest mining projects is back on track. The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) last week got government approval for its proposal to extract and sell steel-grade limestone from deposits in Arki
of Solan district.

A Government of India navratna PSU, NMDC had first struck a deal with the state government to mine limestone from Arki in 1991, but when its tie-ups with steel manufacturing units like SAIL did not work out because of economics of transporting limestone to steel factories down south, the project was shelved.

The acute drinking water shortage and the failure of the door-to-door garbage collection scheme dominated the proceedings of the monthly meeting of the local Municipal Corporation (MC) today. The councillors demanded that residents should be provided adequate drinking water at least on alternate days. Expressing concern over the acute water scarcity in the capital most of the councillors demanded that concrete steps must be taken to provide relief to the people.