Mis-managing horticulture in Himachal

Mis-managing horticulture in Himachal

Here is something which should be an eye opener about handling of apple season this year. Out of the total procurement done by HPMC this year, 45% procurement could not be transported due to bad roads and absence of trucks resulting in rotting at collection centres. Mohan Chauhan, MD, HPMC said, “HPMC procured about 62,800 […]

‘All iz well’ as per Bragta as opposition slams poor road conditions in apple belt

Shimla: Presiding over a review meeting of apple season arrangements with senior officers of district administration, PWD, police and Horticulture department Narender Bragta, Himachal Horticulture Minister said that more than 90 lakh apple boxes has been transported to various markets during the ongoing apple season from the state. He said that over 60 lac apple […]

Peace, prayer and power of Mother Nature

The first sign of the situation being a grim one is that all of Leh’s usually busy stores are shut. Streets are deserted with the lone vehicle speeding down, horns blaring and overflowing with locals waving to us to get out of the way. We make our way through the narrow streets across the local part of town.

It took two years for Himachal Police to write a FIR

In a shameful incident, it took Himachal Police nearly two years to lodge a FIR of kidnapping in Nalagarh. The matter came into limelight when the mother of the kidnapped girl tried to immolate herself at the Superintendent of Police office in Baddi but was stopped by the policemen on duty. Mamta, a 18 year […]

Himachal: PPP as a solution for efficiency and performance?

The ardent of neo liberalism argue for free market and for the privatization of public sector. The formula is public private partnership (PPP). But all those who ridicule the public sector do it in the garb of ‘shifting away from the stranglehold’, and for efficiency’, ‘performance’ etc. Let me place the facts historically. Why the […]

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