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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 2019

Himachal Pradesh consists of diverse terrains and varied climatic zones. Economic strength of Himachal Pradesh primarily lies in activities related to Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Limestone mines and allied activities in the Primary Sector. Industrialization in the State is a recent phenomenon. It only gained momentum after getting Statehood. Before grant of Statehood in 1971, only a few industrial units namely Nahan Foundry at Nahan, M/s Mohan Meakins Breweries at Kasauli and Solan, Salt Mines at Drang (Mandi), Rosin & Turpentine Factories at Nahan & Bilaspur and four small gun factories at Mandi were the main industrial units functioning in the State.