Himachal Pradesh - Investment and Industrial Policies

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Eco-Tourism Policy 2017

Himachal Pradesh, known for its rich natural heritage, is amongst the top tourist destinations in the country, both for national as well as international visitors. Recent estimates," place the number at about 160 lakh visitors -more than twice the State's population. However, much of the tourism related activity is concentrated in four major locations, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie.



Environment Policy Guidelines

This document is the result of participatory process involving administrators, technocrats, professionals and citizens, who have in the course of their work experience formulated distinct impressions on the State of Environment of Himachal Pradesh

The main purpose of this document is to develop approaches compatible with the mountain eco-systems and its unique aspects such as fragility, inaccessibility, marginality, diversity, climatic peculiarities, etc. The policy guidelines cover important areas such as Land, Water, Air, Miniral Resources, Health, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Horticulture, Energy and Tourism etc.


H.P. Solar Power Policy-2016


Universal electrification by way of electricity supply to all the households in the entire State of Himachal Pradesh was achieved in 1988, through grid connected network, except a few isolated locations which were electrified through decentralised mini grids and off grid through Solar P.V. system. However, consolidation of access to reliable, affordable and quality electricity is a continuing process, so that supply is in pace with growing needs for access to social and commercial services and technologies for qualify of life and over all sustainable development process.



Industrial Policy

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. The scheme envisages various incentives for startups so as to enable the entrepreneur's success in their ventures.



IT Policy

Information Technology (IT) has undoubtedly emerged as an important driving force in today's global economy. IT has completely transformed the way of human life. The relative position of a country's economy and state of its governance are gradually becoming synonymous with its ability to participate in the IT industry and to apply IT tools in administration and extension of citizen services.