Growth of the pharmaceutical industry in the state, which till now had been known mostly for tourism, apple production and hydro-power sector, also means Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt is ranked at number 14 globally in terms of value of bulk drugs being manufactured here.
Singh said there were queries from the National Disaster Management Authority if the state needs any force to help in the tackling of the forest fires, but the forest department did not deem it necessary.
According to police, they will look comprehensively into the incident, including Rocky’s alleged criminal background, rivals and several crimes reported from across the states that may be connected to the incident.
The salaries of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker has been increased from Rs 50,000 and Rs 45,000 to Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 respectively, Their sumptuary allowance has been hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 95,000 a month.
"Anil Kumar and Hitender Sharma were the two who were rescued this morning and they were brought to Kullu government hospital. Now all eight trekkers have been evacuated and are fine,” said Additional District Magistrate Kullu.