Under the â€˜Atal Bijali Bachat Yojna’, with a budget of 80 crores, the state government plans to provide our CFL bulbs free of cost to all the 16 lac families in Himachal Pradesh in order to reduce the domestic consumption of electricity. The announcement was done by J.P. Nadda, Forest, Environment, Science and Technology Minister.
He further announced that the government has already started taking remedial measures to check over the degradable and bio degradable waste. Expressing concern over the global warming he said that massive afforestation drive is being conducted. He said that there was a need to focus on data collection, survey reports and observations to the grass root level with regard to the protection the environment. Also, under the Town Country Planning Act, a provision to ensure water harvesting designs and technology has been made mandatory in Himachal Pradesh.