Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amandeep Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 30/07/2021.

Grievance in the application is against illegal mining at Som Bhadra river (Swan river) in district Una of Himachal Pradesh.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary and D.G.P., Himachal Pradesh to hold their in-house brainstorming on the subject with all concerned departments/authorities and set their house in order to uphold the law instead of private interests of law violators, the order, July 30, 2021 said.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) account for 60% of the total deaths in India. The National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancers, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) is operational in selected districts of India since 2009-2010. Health workers (HWs) are the key stakeholders in the implementation of NPCDCS at community level. Keeping in view the dismal progress of the program implementation in existing districts, it is evident to assess the capacities of the HWs before rolling out the program in new districts.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Swan river project has failed to assess the effect of canalisation of the river on wetlands, water recharging and fauna of the Una district.

Una district has an overall sex ratio of 972 females per 1,000 males and ranks sixth in the state.

Dovetailing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme with ecology, the Una Forest Department has raised a nursery of various forest plant species.

After failing to control illegal mining in the State, Himachal Government on Tuesday decided to go for open auction of all quarry sites.

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The Swan river, which originates in Marwari village of Una district and travels 65 km before entering Ropar district of Punjab, is teeming with all kinds of garbage, including the banned plastic po

In an effort to revitalise the rural eco-system and educate people about preserving natural resources, the Una Forest Department has rejuvenated two water bodies in Kangar and Panjawar panchayats.