National Action plans on Climate Change

National Action plans on Climate Change Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts will range from affecting agriculture – further endangering food security – to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones, increasing … Read more

Science and economics of climate change

Science and economics of climate change Science of climate change The atmosphere functions as a ‘greenhouse’ and insulates the earth from extremes of temperature. The greenhouse effect works in the following manner. Of the incoming short-wave radiation from the sun, one-third is reflected, and the atmosphere, ocean, ice, land, and biota absorb the balance. The … Read more

Himalayan ecology, biosphere reserve

Himalayan ecology The Himalayas, by virtue of their stupendous height, act as a climatic divide for the Asian region, and the behaviour of large systems of air and water circulation in the region is moderated by it. The meteorological conditions in the Indian subcontinent to the south of the Himalayas as well as the Central … Read more

Various policies framed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh for the socioeconomic development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the State

Various policies framed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh for the socioeconomic development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the State Scheduled Castes Sub Plan The Govt for the first time formulated a Special Component Plan (SCP) in 1979-80 now renamed as Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for the Scheduled Castes as part of … Read more

Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh

Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh is highly vulnerable State to a large number of natural as well as man- made disasters. Earthquake and floods has jolted this hilly State many times and caused great losses to the State. Flood, cloudburst, landslide and cloud burst are other common natural calamities of … Read more

Tourism Policies of Himachal Pradesh

Tourism Policies of Himachal Pradesh Himachal pradesh home stay scheme,2008 With the aim of providing comfortable Home Stay facilities of standardized world class services to the tourists, and to supplement the availability of accommodation in the rural tourist destinations, State Government introduces Home Stay Facilities on the basis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India … Read more

Industrial policy of Himachal Pradesh

Industrial policy of himachal pradesh In order to turn the educated youth from job seekers to job creator and in order to give support to the ‘Startup’ and ‘innovative projects’ in the state and to provide skills to the youth and potential investors to develop entrepreneurship “Chief Minister’s Startup/Innovation Projects/New Industries Scheme” has been formulated. … Read more

Forest policy of Himachal Pradesh

Forest policy of himachal pradesh The need for a new forest sector policy emerges from the realization that there has been a paradigm shift in the objectives and management practices of forestry at the state and the national level. Post the first state forest policy for the Himachal Pradesh adopted on 3rdSeptember 1980 in furtherance … Read more

Urbanisation pattern of Himachal Pradesh

Urbanisation pattern of Himachal Pradesh In 1901, urban population of Himachal Pradesh was merely 77332 persons which accounted for 4.03 percent of the total population of the state. Period 1901-11 marked a negative urban growth of – 23.46 percent.entire colonial period was characterized by very slow urban growth. The process of urbanization speeded up only … Read more

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