The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the State government whether Shimla still retains the tag of a pedestrian city where the walkers have the right to walk freely.

Taking a tough stance on the issue of causing environmental pollution by the municipal solid waste (MSW) plant in Shimla, the circuit bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed Hanje

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restraining the Himachal Pradesh Government from lifting ban on construction in 17 green belts of Shimla, the entire exercise to allow construction in these g

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs. Union of India & Ors dated 30/05/2014 regarding non-forest activity in the green belt area of Shimla.

Notwithstanding the recommendation in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report that Shimla be declared a no-construction zone, the construction activity could be allowed in 17 green belts as

The Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department has received about 50 objections and suggestions towards the final decision on the relaxation of ban on construction in the 17 green belts in the stat

Remote tribal areas facing low voltage and frequent power cuts can look forward to reliable power supply as HIMURJA has prepared plans for the phase-II of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Missio

A model stat-of-the-art facility would be set up at the state-run Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here for the disposal of biomedical waste.

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to continue its construction ban in 17 green belts of the town, an official said on Sunday.

"The cabinet last evening (Saturday) decided to continue with the ban on construction in the 17 green belts falling within the Shimla Municipal Corporation limits," a government spokesperson told IANS.

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) will map the biodiversity in the urban forest area of the city and prepare a "bio-diversity register" of flora and fauna to harness bio-resources.

Anup Vaid, Chairman, Biodiversity Management Committee, SMC, said they had a meeting today and decided to launch the biodiversity mapping project. "We will map flora and fauna and medicinal herbs in the municipal area and in the vicinity and charge the fees from users," he added.