State Advocate General Ashok Sharma said to The Indian Express, “Today (on Monday) we filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting that the NGT order that had banned all construction activities in Shimla be quashed.”
"The Congress will give the government sufficient time for a new beginning. But, this beginning should remain focused on development, and not on ‘vendetta politics' or filing of FIRs," Congress leader Mukesh Agnihotri said
The Himachal Pradesh government allowed tea estates to use a part of their land parcel for “tea tourism”, though tea estates in the state are exempted from the HP Ceiling on Land Holdings Act, 1972, they are barred from running commercial activities by replacing tea plants.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to press helicopters into service to provide connectivity to polling stations in the far-flung areas so that Electronic Voting Machines,polling personnel and materials can be airlifted before and after the November 4 elections.
Himachal Pradesh government on Monday requested the Centre to provide liberal technical,financial and logistic assistance to the state to promote alternative crops in mid Himalayan districts of Kullu,Mandi,Chamba and Shimla in order to check cannabis and opium cultivation.