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PMC to construct retaining wall at housing societies in flood-prone areas

The state government has allocated ₹ 200 crore funds for this purpose, addressing the longstanding issue faced by residents during heavy rainfall

PMC officials highlighted the urgency of the project, citing a major flooding incident in 2019 when overflowing water caused significant damage. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 05:24 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

In 2023, Himachal recorded highest rainfall since 1998: IMD report

During the monsoon season, the state had received the highest 886mm rainfall since 1995, when 1,029.7mm precipitation was recorded

Over 400 people had lost their lives in floods and landslides after unprecedented rainfall in July and August, 2023. (HT File)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 06:46 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

Plan afoot to construct all-weather roads in Himachal to bolster disaster preparedness

Report on ways to improve Himachal Vidhan Sabha-Anadale road to be submitted soon; road map likely to replicated across state

Work begins to map the road linking Himachal’s Vidhan Sabha complex to Annandale helipad in Shimla. (HT FIle)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 04:58 PM IST
By, Shimla

Whatever floats your home: Amphibious housing makes landfall in India

Two architects are building homes in Kerala that rest on dry ground, but can float in a flood. ‘This could revolutionise living near water bodies,’ they say.

A village of floating homes at Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, Canada. Around the world, amphibious housing is in use in countries ranging from the UK and Bangladesh to Vietnam and the Philippines. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 09:46 PM IST

Punjab sees bumper rice produce despite floods, courtesy short-duration varieties

Data from the Punjab Mandi Board says production of both types of rice to date was 212.31 lakh tonnes which was 3% more than what was recorded the year before.

Data from the Punjab Mandi Board says production of both types of rice to date was 212.31 lakh tonnes which was 3% more than what was recorded the year before. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 07:42 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda
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