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.

Over 650 structures along the Parwanoo-Shimla highway will be removed to pave the way for the Rs 2,300 crore four-laning project of the road.

Cities across the world have started recognising the need to address urban climate vulnerabilities. In Asia, the role of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a nine-year initiative (2008-2017) supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, has been significant.

Violation of pollution norms

The HP Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board has snapped electricity connections of 17 hotels.The pollution board will tighten its noose around 200 hotels located on riversides in Mandi, Chamba, Shimla and Nahan as these have no approval of the pollution control board for the disposal of solid waste and sewerage into the river. The National Green Tribunal has told the board to file a compliance report in a case for which the hearing has been fixed for tomorrow in Shimla.

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