SHIMLA 8th September, 2023
Two towns of the state bag Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 2023 national award.
The two industrial towns, Parwanoo and Kala Amb got award possible due to responsible and environmentally conscious tourism, the active cooperation of local communities and the coordinated, sustained efforts of government agencies.
The state government is committed to achieve sustainable development while maintaining a delicate balance with the environment. The state is transforming towards becoming a green state with a vision of harmonizing development and eco-consciousness. “Setting ambitious targets, the state government, in collaboration with all stakeholders, aims to establish Himachal Pradesh as a green energy state by 31st March, 2026. The commitment to this objective was vividly reflected in the state’s recent budget, which prioritizes green energy initiatives. Himachal Pradesh is steadfastly reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, promoting the use of e-vehicles, and championing the production of green hydrogen.”
Himachal Pradesh is establishing green corridors, marking the state as the first in the country to take this pioneering step. Infrastructure development is in full swing to support this endeavor, and positive outcomes are expected in the near future, particularly in the realm of green hydrogen production.
Over the next three years, government vehicles would be gradually phased out and replaced with eco-friendly EVs. Simultaneously, the state is intensifying its efforts to harness solar and wind energy, further solidifying its commitment to sustainable practices. He said that the state government is offering a 50 percent subsidy on the purchase of e-buses, e-trucks, and e-taxis within Himachal Pradesh. This forward-thinking initiative aims not only to reduce carbon emissions but also to boost the income of individuals involved in the transportation sector.