Keeping in view the seismic vulnerability of Kashmir, the High Court has asked the government to establish an “effective disaster management committee”.

The work on the project to draw gas from Gujarat to Srinagar and Jammu will be completed by July 2014.

After initial hype and hoopla in 2008, when harried vehicle owners had to queue up outside pollution check centres to get pollution under control (PUC) certificate to escape hefty penalties, these

Construction of two major sewerage projects in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar has been awaiting completion for many years now.

HC directs DMs to implement polythene ban in J&K.

Government has constituted a committee for in-depth and exclusive study of all the cement factories established in the State with a view to assess the environmental pollution caused by these units.

Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department is the Chairman of the Committee while as Commissioner Secretary, Forest Department or his representative not below the rank of Additional Secretary, Chief Wildlife Warden, Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board, Director Industries, Kashmir and Directors of Environment and Ecology and Geology and Mining are its members.

Civil society urges govt, HC to check violation of environment rules by hotels.

SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Civil society groups in Kashmir are gearing up for protests against government decision to impose cap on subsidized domestic cooking gas.

Srinagar: The famous shepherd dog species of Kashmir - Bakerwali - is facing threat of extinction.

State to receive 5 to 10% extra energy in winters through this arrangement.