Himachal Pradesh

Culture of Himachal Pradesh

20/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

Baijnath, place where effigy of Ravana is not burnt In most parts of the country burning effigy of Ravana, the symbol of evil, is celebrated at Dasehr ...

Rohtang Tunnel on Leh Manali highway

18/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Keylong to be country's first railway station inside tunnel For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height o ...

Disaster management in Himachal

17/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Govt. to establish three Companies under State Disaster Response Force The State Government establishing three Companies under the State Disa ...

Child/ Women welfare schemes implementation in Himachal Pradesh

15/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

POSHAN ( PM's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment ) Abhiyan launched in 5 districts. The state government has covered five districts, Chamba, ...

Dialects of Himachal Pradesh

12/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

Seven dialects from Himachal on the verge of extinction A revelation by the Union Government has brought troublesome news for the cultural heritage of ...

Self Employment scheme launched for rural youth

11/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Rural Development Minister launched the Mukhya Mantri Yuva Aajeevika (CM Youth Livelihood) Yojana at Una. The scheme will be implemented by the Rural ...

Latest Girl Child Welfare Schemes

8/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

‘Hamare Gaon Ki Beti, Hamari Shaan’ Scheme Una district figures on the list of 100 panchayats of the country, having the lowest gender ratio. The dist ...

Samarth Programme

6/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Samarth: A Mechanism for sharing best practices in schools As part of a systematic state-wide transformation programme, SAMARTH, the State Government ...

Nai Rahein Nai Manzilein Scheme

5/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Untapped tourist places to get facelift under ‘Nai Rahein Nai Manzilein’ In order to harness the untapped and new tourist slots to diversify tourism i ...

Steps to ensure transparency in PDS

30/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Effective steps to ensure transparency in Public Distribution System State government has taken effective steps for ensuring transparency and keeping ...

Saurabh Van Vihar submerges in Neugal

25/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Saurabh Van Vihar submerges in Neugal A cloudburst in the Dhauladhars on Sunday night destroyed the famous tourist resort Saurabh Van Vihar, spreading ...

Losses due to monsoon in Himachal

19/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

33 cloud bursts and 391 landslides took place in the State. As many as 264 persons lost their lives including 199 deaths due to road accidents caused ...

Welfare Schemes of Himachal Government

18/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Healthcare and government services at doorstep, a priority of Government Providing quality health services to the people of the state nearer to their ...

Horticultural and Forestry Development and Extension Center

17/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Even as staff shortage continues to plague Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, it has not deterred the management from openin ...

State ranked best under PM’s maternity scheme

15/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Himachal Pradesh has been ranked best in the country under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). The award was received by women and child ...

Eco Tourism in state

12/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal to be developed as major eco-tourism destination: CM The Himachal Pradesh Government has identified 113 sites to be developed from eco- touri ...

HP Government new initiatives to increase green cover

10/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

With a view to increase green cover and ensuring environment conservation, the Himachal Pradesh government has initiated three forestry projects. To i ...

Anubhav Yojana

8/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Himachal Pradesh government has started a program that will enable to get doctor appointment online. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today launches ANUB ...

Initiatives of state government to control polliution

7/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board has been selected for “SKOCH Order-of-Merit” award in the category of environment for launching the ...

Disaster management in Himachal

6/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Work on Una flood control project remains stalled. Work on the ambitious Rs 922-crore flood protection project on the 73 tributaries of the Swan River ...

Himachal team reviews Shanan Powerhouse in Jogindernagar

6/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

In the wake of the Himachal High Court directions, a high-level team reviewed the Shanan Powerhouse, the first hydro-electric power station of India, ...

State forest cover enhanced by 1%

3/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

After Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a plantation drive from Rajgarh during Vanamahotsava, the Forest Department last year planted 17.51 lakh ...

Higher Education Assessment Report - HP

3/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Only 33 of 131 colleges have NAAC accreditation. This belies govt’s claims of raising standards of higher education Tall claims of the state governmen ...

Public Distribution System in Himachal Pradesh

2/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Effective steps to ensure transparency in Public Distribution System State government has taken effective steps for ensuring transparency and keeping ...

Illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh

1/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Demand for tougher laws to check illegal mining The issue of illegal mining resonated in the state Assembly. It is not for the first time that the iss ...

Himachal Govt to tap rainwater to maximize farm income

1/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Rs. 4751 crore water conservation project targets to increase the productivity of crops like wheat, maize and rice to match with the world crop produc ...

Eco villages in Himachal Pradesh

31/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Kullu to have 5 model eco villages The state government has decided to develop five model eco villages in Kullu district. The government intends to de ...

Shimla-Kalka heritage railway

30/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Governor Acharya Devvrat convened meeting of top officers to prepare outline for setting up nurseries on Shimla-Kalka heritage rail track Preparing to ...

Union Govt, Himachal and five states signs pact for Lakhwar Project

29/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Union government, Himachal Pradesh and other five states viz. Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand signed a pact in New Delhi for the constructi ...

Luhri Hydro project

28/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Even as the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL) claims that it has taken NOCs from the panchayats affected by the Luhri power project, the Himdhara Collec ...

Mukhyamantri Swabhlamban Yojana

28/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

24 cases with investment worth Rs 4 cr approved within one month. The Mukhyamantri Swabhlamban Yojana, launched in May this year by the Industries Dep ...

HP Govt to rename schemes on Atal Bihari Vajpayee name

25/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Himachal Pradesh government has decided to re-name the Mukhya Mantri Adarsh Vidya Kendra Scheme launched by the State Government as Atal Adarsh Vidya ...

Water crisis in Shimla - An analysis

24/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Dam on Giri to end Shimla’s water woes Learning lessons from the recent fortnight-long water crisis in the capital city, a 22-m-high gated dam is bein ...

Gandhi Sewa Ashram in Una - Analysis

23/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | History

Historic Gandhi Sewa Ashram in Una faces neglect Gandhiji’s disciple Meera Ben had initiated freedom struggle from this place. Gandhi Sewa Ashram at O ...

Anti-drug sports fair in Kullu

22/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

To deal with the drug menace in Kullu district, the police will organise anti-drug sports fair at the block level to make people aware of its ill-effe ...

Protect Chadwick Fall: Court to DC

22/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The High Court has directed the Shimla DC to take all measures by associating all stakeholders, including civil society, for restoring the pristine gl ...

Directorate of Forensic Science, Himachal becomes part of Asian network

20/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Science and Technology

• The Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), Himachal Pradesh, has been included in the Asian Forensic Science Network (AFSN) board as a member. • The ...

IIT-Mandi, US firm tie up for artificial intelligence

20/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Science and Technology

An IIT-Mandi team is also planning to work closely with Rx-Data Science Inc to apply deep-learning methods and cognitive algorithms for discovering pa ...

Drones to help diagnose TB cases in Chamba

19/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has accorded approval to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, for fast-track ...

Himachal emerging as the ‘Land of Medicinal Plants’

18/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Ayurvedic medicines are the major system of indigenous medicines and are most developed and widely practiced worldwide. Himalayan region has medicinal ...

Mukhyamantri Alpsankhayak Kalyan Yojana

16/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Himachal CM launches ‘Mukhyamantri Alpsankhayak Kalyan Yojana’ The Himachal Government is committed for the welfare and development of the minority se ...

New policy formulated for salvage trees

13/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The state Forest department has formulated a new policy for salvage timber (dry standing, fallen and uprooted trees) which so far was considered as un ...

Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway project to be revived

11/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

HP, Punjab had signed MoU in 2012; was scrapped during Cong regime Himachal and Punjab have agreed to revive the Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway pro ...

Shinkula pass in Himachal Pradesh

11/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has sent the DPR (Detailed Project Report ) of the proposed tunnel beneath Shinkula Pass (16,615.5 feet) in tribal ...

Government Schemes in Himachal Pradeah

10/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Cabinet gave nod to various schemes The Cabinet has given nod to the Rs 224-crore “Saur Sinchayee Yojana” where 90 per cent financial assistance will ...

Monkey Menace in Himachal

9/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Fenced forest to curb monkey menace Himachal has decided to experiment with the idea of creating a fenced forest to house 5,000 monkeys in the Simbalb ...

Zero budget natural farming

8/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Conference on zero-budget farming. Governor Acharya Devvrat will inaugurate a conference on zero-budget natural farming. A spokesperson for the depart ...

Tourist rush to Lahaul-Spiti to be restricted

8/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal will adopt Bhutan model of tourism for its pristine Lahaul-Spiti Valley by restricting tourist inflow once the ecologically fragile area beco ...

zoological parks in Himachal

6/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

3D theatre for Kufri zoo established. The governing board of the Himachal Pradesh Zoos and Conseration Breeding Society (HPZCBS) has decided to start ...

Famous fair in Kangra

6/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

Religious fervour marks Nurpur’s Nagni Fair The traditional Nagni Fair was celebrated with religious fervour at the Nagni Mata temple, near here, on S ...

Construction of ponds in Himachal : Forest Fires in HP

5/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, at a meeting with officials of the Forest Department asked the former to construct ponds for maintaining moisture in th ...

‘Horn Not Ok’ , ‘Shor Nahin’ app launched

4/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched an awareness campaign named “Horn Not Ok” along with a statewide mobile app “Shor Nahin” or no noise ...

Good Governance in Himachal Pradesh

3/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

CM'S office to have quality check squad A quality check squad will be set up in the Chief Minister Office to monitor quality of the works being undert ...

Land lease rules to be investor-friendly

3/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The government has set the ball rolling for simplification of lease rules under the Himachal Pradesh village Common Lands Vesting and Utilisation Act ...

Prof Sikender set to be VC of Himachal Pradesh varsity

2/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Prof Sikender Kumar of the Economics Department of Himachal Pradesh University is set to be new Vice-Chancellor of the university.The Himachal Pradesh ...

Public safety - Quick reaction team formed in Chamba

1/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

The state police have constituted a quick reaction team comprising 10 constables in Chamba. The team had undergone a two-week intensive training at th ...

Ecotourism - 22 nature parks to be developed in state

1/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The government will develop 22 new nature parks in the state to give a thrust to eco-tourism, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while launching the ...

Tara Devi Temple in Himachal Pradesh

30/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

Shimla’s 250-yr-old Tara Devi temple regains its past glory Rs 6 cr spent on shrine • The temple, which was restored at a cost of over Rs 6 crore, was ...

Bal Mela begins in Kangra

29/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

A two-day Bal Mela, an annual event to celebrate the birthday of former Transport Minister GS Bali organised. The medical camp was organised on the pr ...

COMMON ALERT PROTOCOL LAUNCHED

28/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

National disaster management authority has launched common alert protocol from shimla distt. The system will able to furnish information about any cal ...

HP leads in governance among smaller states

26/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Himachal has secured the first rank in governance among 12 smaller states for the second consecutive year, according to the Public Affairs Index (PAI) ...

Hydro electric projects in Himachal Pradesh

25/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

449-MW Duggar power project allotted to NHPC The Cabinet decided to allot Duggar hydro electric project ( pangi area of chamba ) with capacity of 449 ...

Public Affairs Index 2018: HP best governed among small states

24/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Governance

Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is at the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the th ...

Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan in Himachal pradesh

23/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Chamba district has secured the 10th place in the country for the successful implementation of the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan. The campaign is being implem ...

Himachal govt announces MIS for apple procurement

23/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The Himachal government has approved implementation of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for procurement of apple. The scheme will be implemented from ...

Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)

20/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The state government has given approval for the implementation of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for the procurement of processing grade mangoes in ...

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

20/7/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

• Himachal is all set to emerge as the first state in the country to implement Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) • Under this system, all emerg ...

‘Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien’ scheme

13/6/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that the state Tourism Department would promote nine tourist circuits under the newly launched scheme ‘Nai Raah ...

Himachal has outdated apple processing facilities: CAG

13/4/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, is ...

Suketi Fossil Park

13/4/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmour district would be developed by the Tourism Department through Asian Developm ...

HP Govt to focus on ease of doing business

2/3/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

With the Himachal state continuing to lag behind at the 17th position nationally in the ease of doing business (EoDB) initiative, the state government ...

Nod to animal sacrifice at Kullu Dasehra

10/10/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

After a three-year gap, Kullu Dasehra this time will witness age-old ritual animal sacrifice in restricted manner. The sacrifice was banned in 2014 by ...

State Forest Policy of Himachal Pradesh

3/10/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The State Forest Policy of 1980 was to meet the peculiar forestry situations within the State (Department of Forest Farming and Conservation, 1980). T ...

HP compensation demand for losses due to hydropower projects

30/9/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

The Supreme Court has asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to explore the possibility of an amicable solution to Himachal Pradesh’s demand for a huge c ...

Sainj Project

13/9/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid stone for 100-MW Sainj Hydro-electric Power Project of HP Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) at Sainj in Banjar sub ...

Kinnaur Project

13/9/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the first stage of Kashang hydel project in Kinnaur district. Highlights: The work on 195 MW (65X3) integra ...

CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States

8/8/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) Key facts about intra-state Tr ...

Tribal women entitled to inherit property in accordance with Hindu Succession Act

8/8/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled that the daughters in tribal areas in the state shall inherit the property in accordance with Hindu Succession A ...

ZSI to record climate change impact on animals in five Himalayan states

14/7/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term 'monitoring studies project to document the effect of climate change on animal biodiversit ...

Kangra first ever district to geo-tag all assets under MGNREGA

18/6/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Kangra has become the first district in the country to geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh ...

Swachh Himachal Padhai bhi, Safai bhi campaign launched

2/6/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Governance

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has launched ‘Swachh Himachal— Padhai bhi, Safai bhi’ campaign in Dharamshala. With this unique campaign, ...

Himachal Pradesh Government launches PEHAL, a vision document of the Shimla District

2/6/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched PEHAL, a “vision document of the Shimla District administration for raising education standards. PEHAL is an ...

Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation

6/5/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Pradesh fisheries department has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish. Unde ...

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

6/5/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Pradesh became the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC), designed using green data centre concept. The SDC will offer ...

Himachal Pradesh Budget: 2017-18

21/3/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presented Himachal Budget 2017-18 in which he announced schemes for government employees including contract em ...

India’s First CCTNS in Himachal

12/3/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to link its police posts in various districts with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS). ...

HP Government launches RISHTA project

11/3/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement (RISHTA) project, which is an efficient smart LED ...

Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura chosen for Krishi Karman Awards, 2015-16

8/3/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred Himachal Pradesh with the ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for its landmark achievement in showing highest production of f ...

India’s first electric bus service launched in Himachal Pradesh

8/3/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

India’s first electric bus service was launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh. It is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spo ...

UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival

18/2/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival was held at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sairopa, Himachal Pradesh from February 11th to 12th. Th ...

Himachal Pradesh overtakes Kerala in learning outcomes: ASER

6/2/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

According to Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, students of Himachal Pradesh stand ahead of Kerala and all other states in terms of learning outc ...

Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

21/12/2016 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

Government of Himachal Pradesh has launched a new scheme for development of roads to connect villages across the state. The government has announced t ...

Himansh, India’s remote, high-altitude station opens in Himalayas

20/10/2016 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

A high altitude glaciological research station in Himalaya called Himansh (meaning a slice of ice) began functioning above 13,500 ft (4000 m) in a rem ...

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three mega hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh

20/10/2016 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydroelectric projects (HEPs) with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh. All the three ...

Economic Census of Himachal Pradesh

12/10/2016 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Sixth Economic Census of Himachal Pradesh was released by Himachal Pradesh government. The survey was started in 2012 and completed in two phases with ...

Himachal Pradesh government amends Hydro Power Policy 2006

12/10/2016 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Himachal Pradesh cabinet amended Hydropower Policy 2006 in respect to transfer of shares by Himachalis to non-Himachalis. Now Himachalis can sell or t ...

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