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Shimla: Three members of a family were buried alive on Saturday when boulders fell on their house in a village in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, police said.

The house in Dharampur collapsed due to landslides in the area triggered by heavy rainfall, a police official at the site told a media outlet.

Rescue workers are trying to retrieve the bodies of three missing people, including an aged couple.

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The local bus stand at Dharampur, some 200 km from the state capital, was also damaged by flash-floods.

The state has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday.

(IANS)

 

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Himachal Pradesh Collaborates with World Bank for Developing Waste Management Strategies

A World Bank team led by environment specialist Pyush Dogra and a Korea Green Growth Trust Fund team headed by Lee Dong Hoon are currently touring the state.

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Himachal Pradesh will collaborate with the World Bank and the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund for developing agro climatic zone-based municipal solid waste management strategies, a state government official said on Wednesday.

A World Bank team led by environment specialist Pyush Dogra and a Korea Green Growth Trust Fund team headed by Lee Dong Hoon are currently touring the state.

The areas of collaborations include climatic zone-wise option for integrated solid waste management, support for technology transfer and financial assistance for developing small and micro models for waste management, Additional Chief Secretary R.D. Dhiman told reporters here.

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The areas of collaborations include climatic zone-wise option for integrated solid waste management, support for technology transfer and financial assistance for developing small and micro models for waste management. Pixabay

State Environment Department Director D.C. Rana said the teams would undertake technical analysis of solid waste management in three countries – Pakistan, Nepal and India. In India, they will work with the Himachal Pradesh government.

 

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He said the analysis would be completed in nine months and thereafter the implementation of activities would start, including mobilisation of funding for solid waste management.

Rana said the teams would visit industrial hub Baddi on Thursday and later Dharamsala town. (IANS)