HIMACHAL GOVT TO PROVIDE RS 4 CR RELIEF TO FLORICULTURISTS
-The Horticulture Department has decided to provide a relief of Rs 4 crore to about 600 floriculturists who suffered total losses due to non-transportation of flowers during the entire lockdown period.
-There is about 650 hectares of land under floriculture in the state out of which 98 per cent area is under protected cultivation while 86 hectares is under shade net houses.
CLIMATE CHANGE TO REDUCE APPLE PRODUCTION IN HP
-geoengineering methods to have less impact on output- Study
-The research was conducted by the US National Science Foundation (NSF)
The research, conducted by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), assessed the impact of climate change on the production of the deciduous fruit inHimachal Pradesh, the second-largest apple-producing state in India, and highlighted that geoengineering methods, such as spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming, can only offer a temporary benefit to the production.
geoengineering would have limited benefits but at the same time could backfire if it ended suddenly,
-According to the research, published in the journal Climatic Change, society might decide to spray sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere (upper atmosphere) to combat warming during a climate emergency, but such geoengineering, or climate intervention, would create a massive cloud that would block some solar radiation and cool the Earth.
-But if the spraying were to suddenly cease, the study said, there would be a major impact on animals and plants, which would be forced to try to move to suitable habitat to survive.
–6 AFFORESTATION SCHEMES LAUNCHED: CHIEF MINISTERMINISTER
-The state government has set a target of planting about 1.20 crore saplings over 12,000 hectares of area in 41 forest divisions of the state.
-the government has also started Ek Buta Beti Ke Naam scheme, Under this scheme, the family of girl child at the time of her birth is provided five saplings, tree guard, name plate of the girl child, 20 kg vermi compost and technical knowhow.