Environment protection and pollution control Act and rules.

The Environment Protection Act is an important legislation that provides for coordination of activities of the various regulatory agencies, creation of authorities with adequate powers for environmental protection, regulation of the discharge of environmental pollutants, handling of hazardous substances, etc. The Act provided an opportunity to extend legal protection to non-forest habitats (‘Ecologically Sensitive Areas’) … Read more

19.12.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   HC questions running of unregistered tourism units   The Himachal Pradesh high court has taken a serious note of lapses on the part of authorities who let a large number of hotels and guesthouses to come up in Dharamshala and Parwanoo areas without registration and then let them continue to run for such a long time. … Read more

14.10.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Himachal rivers facing threat from developmental activities   A study on rivers conducted by Himachal based NGO- Himdhara has concluded that key threats they have identified are those developments which are interfering with river flows, hampering riverine ecology and changing the nature of the river and dependencies around it. These includes hydropower development, sand … Read more

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