The government has drawn up a plan to set up solar power plants in major office complexes and police stations and install solar lights.

Giving this information here today, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said Himurja would set up 4-kw solar power plants at all the district Secretariats and 2-kw plants at all 219 police stations.

Shimla, June 23: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to the devastation caused by the rains and snow in Himachal

Mandi, June 20: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today released Rs 10 crore to provide immediate relief to victims and the Border Roads Organisation for the restoration work on the Hindustan-Tibet Ro

Notwithstanding the implementation of the Himachal Pradesh Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, the measure has failed to check overexploitation of groundwater du

Higher parts of Himachal Pradesh witnessed unseasonal snowfall on Tuesday while several other parts of the State received heavy rain as the monsoon remained active in the region.

Lahaul and Spiti districts received snowfall during the month of September after 21 years, while Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft), the sprawling Dhauladhar ranges in Kangra, Sarchu, Kunzam, Baralacha and Chansel passes also got snowfall.

Solan: Rains have damaged various roads and bridges worth several crores of rupees in Solan and Sirmaur districts.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has cleared the ambitious `3,600 crore Renuka Dam project to be constructed on a tributary of the Yamuna river in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Renuka dam has been in the eye of a storm because water activists are opposed to water being supplied to the NCR from large distances. The Renuka dam is located 250 km from Delhi and on completion will supply 275 million gallons of water per day to Delhi.

Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds, with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a report of a State Government-appoin

Under the Professional Institutional Networking (PIN) of Ministry of Rural Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sanctioned the Impact Assessment study in three districts namely Sirsa in Haryana, Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh and Hoshiarpur in Punjab. NREGS was started in the first phase in these selected districts.

In less than three years, more than 9,500 polyhouses have replaced ‘terraces’ on nearly 100 hectares of cultivable land on the slopes of Himachal Pradesh.

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