Water Sanctuary Programme to revive Chamba Springs [HP Current Affairs]

The GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development Regional Centre at Mohal (Kullu) has launched the “Water Sanctuary Programme” in Chamba district. The Water Sanctuary programme is an innovative programme to revive the springs in the Himalayan region through technology and people’s participation. It is to be noted that Chamba district has been identified as one of the aspirational districts by NITI Aayog,  About Himachal Regional Centre:Read More

NGT orders State PCB to take action in 3 months [HP Current Affairs]

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board as well as the state pollution control board to prohibit polluting activities in the industrial clusters of Kala Amb, Baddi and Parwanoo within three months and furnish a compliance report. The National Green Tribunal has taken note of the adverse comprehensive environmental pollution index (CEPI), which encompasses the water and air pollution norms, in the industrial clusters ofRead More

HP Govt announces 4% DA hike [HP Current Affairs]

Himachal Govt has hiked Dearness Allowance of HP state employees and pensioners by 4%. The announcement was made by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sh. Jai Ram Thakur who was presiding over the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla on 15th August 2019, The increase in DA would be paid retrospectively from January this year, providing an annual additional financial benefit of Rs 260 crore toRead More

Anil Sharma BJP

Anil Sharma, Ex-Power Minister, expelled from BJP

BJP MLA Anil Sharma who had to quit the State Cabinet after he refused to campaign against his son in the 2019 Lok Sabha election has been expelled from the party. The decision was on the cards for quite some time as a section of local BJP leaders in the state demanded action against Anil Sharma for anti-party activities. Anil Sharma also campaigned for his son Aashray Sharma who wasRead More

Himachal Solan Road

Chhaila-Solan Road Opens

Major congestion on the DHALLI- THEOG road has led to the opening of the CHHAILA -SOLAN road. The decision announced by the Education Minister Suresh Bharadwaj has come as a big relief for the apple growers and truck operators. The decision was taken in the backdrop of the reports that suggested that only 30 percent of the apple had reached the markets uptil now. The Chhaila – Solan road whichRead More

Rising Himachal Global Investor’s Meet

Early positive signs before the INVESTMENT SUMMIT to be held on November 7-8 at Dharmasala were witnessed at the Rising Himachal Global Investor’s Meet organised by the Himachal Pradesh Government at Chandigarh. The Chief Minister and the Industries Minister of the State accompanied various officials from the Himachal Pradesh Government. MoUs worth Rs 886 crore were signed between the government and various business houses. The Chief Minister on this occasionRead More

Suket Festival

5th Suket Festival Celebrated at Sundernagar

The Suket Utsav (festival) 2019 was celebrated at Sundernagar, Mandi. The two day cultural festival focused upon promoting local folk and culture and giving young artists a chance to display their talent. The center of attraction was a play “ Nar Singh Veer “ which displayed how the deities control the day to day lives of the local community. It was the fifth edition of the festival. The culture ofRead More

90:10 Funding Ratio restored to the Himalayan States [HP Current Affairs]

The Government of India has accepted various demands of the hilly states like restoring financial assistance for development projects in the ratio of 90:10. The Union Government is making provision of additional funds for providing tap water to every household under the ongoing schemes. Most of the proposals submitted by the hilly states have been incorporated by the Centre in ‘Har Ghar Mein Nal Se Jal’ scheme. Himachal Pradesh hadRead More

Natural Farming Training for 50000 Farmers [HP Current Affairs]

The Himachal Pradesh government would be providing training to 50,000 farmers in 2019-20. Chief Secretary BK Agarwal on 5th August 2019 informed about this and said the state Block-level camps would be organised in all districts during this period. He was Presiding over a meeting of the state-level task force for the promotion of zero-budget natural farming under the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushal Kisan’ scheme. About 2,669 farmers had switched toRead More

HP Govt chalks out plan to promote Fishery sectory

The Himachal Pradesh state government has laid down an ambitious plan to promote the fishery sector in a big way. There is a vast potential available in the perennial rivers of the state for the fish production particularly the trout. Proposals for Fishery sector: The government has proposed to construct 100 additional trout farming units besides construction of ponds in 10 hectare for production of carp fish in the stateRead More