Kangra district, one of the most densely inhabited districts of Himachal Pradesh, is most unsafe for women: of the total 461 cases of eve-teasing registered across the state since the Congress government came to power up to November 30, 2013, Kangra tops the list with 96 cases.
This was revealed in a reply tabled in the Himachal Assembly to a question raised by Dehra MLA Ravinder Singh Ravi.
However, Mandi with 66 cases is placed second in the list followed by Shimla with 58 cases.
Interestingly, Lahaul-Spiti is the only district, where no case of eve-teasing has been reported.
In murder cases, Kangra tops again with 25 cases followed by Mandi with 17 and Una with 13 cases. A total of 97 cases of murder have been reported across the state during the period. However, no case of murder has been reported in Kinnaur.
The district also leads in the number of suicidal deaths with 20 cases reported during the period followed by Shimla and Mandi with 17 cases each, out of the total 104 cases.
Shimla districts tops in the list of theft cases with 305 incidents followed by Kangra 232 and Mandi 204 cases.
Of the total 2,278 miscellaneous cases registered in the state during the period, challans have been issued in 800 cases, cancellation in 84 cases and untraced report in 626 cases has been forwarded to the court while 768 cases are under investigation.
NGT's orders banning commercial activity near Khajiyar Lake affects 151 people
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning commercial activity on the periphery (up to 500 metre from the water line) of Kajjiar Lake in Chamba by an order passed on September 17 would affect 151 people engaged in various businesses.
This was informed by forest minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri in a reply tabled in the House. The question was raised by BJP legislators Satpal Singh Satti and BK Chauhan.
The minister further said among the affected people 18 run hotels, shops and 'dhabas', 48 were roadside venders and 85 photographers.
137 hydel project allotted to Chamba
Meanwhile, in reply to a question raised by Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari, minister for power Sujan Singh Pathania informed the House that as many as 137 hydel projects were allotted to Chamba to tap the hydropower potential of the district, and 137 hydroelectric projects, including mini-micro hydel projects with installed capacity of 3,495 Mega Watt (MW) were allotted by the state government so far.
Of the total allotted projects, 25 are commissioned, 18 are under investigation and 38 are in the process of obtaining necessary clearances or at the clearance stage, whereas two projects have been cancelled on various grounds.