Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश [ɦɪmaːtʃəl prəd̪eːʃ] ( listen)) is a accompaniment in Arctic India. It is advance over 21,495 sq mi (55,670 km2), and is belted by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Arena on the east.
Himachal Pradesh is acclaimed for its abounding accustomed beauty. Afterwards the war amid Nepal and Britain, additionally accepted as the Anglo-Gorkha War (1814–1816), the British colonial government came into power. In 1950 Himachal was declared a abutment territory, but afterwards the Accompaniment of Himachal Pradesh Act 1971, Himachal emerged as the 18th accompaniment of the Republic of India. Hima agency snow in Sanskrit, and the accurate acceptation of the state's name is In the lap of Himalayas. It was called by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the abundant Sanskrit advisers of Himachal Pradesh.
The abridgement of Himachal Pradesh is currently the third fastest growing abridgement in India. Himachal Pradesh has been ranked fourth in the annual of the accomplished per capita incomes of Indian states. The affluence of abiding rivers enables Himachal to advertise hydroelectricity to alternative states such as Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. The abridgement of the accompaniment is awful abased on three sources: hydroelectric power, tourism and agriculture.
Himachal Pradesh is the atomic urbanized accompaniment in India with about 90% of citizenry alive in rural area, but the Shimla commune is analogously urbanized with about 25% citizenry alive in an burghal area. According to a 2005 Transparency International survey, Himachal Pradesh is ranked the second-least base accompaniment in the country afterwards Kerala.
Geography and climate
Flora and fauna
Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh
Universities and colleges
Media and communication
Main article: History of Himachal Pradesh
The history of the breadth that now constitutes Himachal Pradesh dates aback to the time back the Indus basin civilisation flourished amid 2250 and 1750 BCE. Tribes such as the Koilis, Halis, Dagis, Dhaugris, Dasa, Khasas, Kinnars and Kirats inhabited the arena from pre-historic era. During the Vedic period, several baby republics accepted as "Janapada" existed which were afterwards baffled by the Gupta Empire. Afterwards a abrupt aeon of supremacy by King Harshavardhana, the arena was already afresh disconnected into several bounded admiral headed by chieftains, including some Rajput principalities.
These kingdoms enjoyed a ample amount of ability and were invaded by Delhi Sultanate a cardinal of times. Mahmud Ghaznavi baffled Kangra at the alpha of the 10th century. Timur and Sikander Lodi additionally marched through the lower hills of the accompaniment and captured a cardinal of forts and fought many battles. Several acropolis states accustomed Mughal commonwealth and paid approved accolade to the Mughals. Sansar Chand (c.1765–1823)
The Gurkhas, a aggressive tribe, came to ability in Nepal in the year 1768. They circumscribed their aggressive ability and began to aggrandize their territory. Gradually the Gorkhas annexed Sirmour and Shimla. With the administration of Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkhas laid annoy to Kangra. They managed to defeat Sansar Chand Katoch, the adjudicator of Kangra, in 1806 with the admonition of abounding bigoted chiefs. About Gorkhas could not abduction Kangra acropolis which came beneath Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in 1809. Afterwards the defeat the Gorkhas began to aggrandize appear the south of the state.
However, Raja Ram Singh, Raja of Siba Accompaniment managed to abduction the acropolis of Siba from the debris of Lahore Darbar in Samvat 1846, during the Aboriginal Anglo-Sikh War. They came into complete battle with the British forth the tarai belt afterwards which the British expelled them from the ambit of the Satluj. The British gradually emerged as the ascendant power. In the defection of 1857, or aboriginal Indian war of independence, arising from a cardinal of grievances adjoin the British, the bodies of the acropolis states were not as politically alive as were those in alternative genitalia of the country. They and their rulers, with the barring of Bushahr, remained added or beneath inactive. Some, including the rulers of Chamba, Bilaspur, Bhagal and Dhami, rendered admonition to the British government during the revolt. Bedrock Cut Temple, Masroor
The British territories came beneath the British Crown afterwards Queen Victoria's announcement of 1858. The states of Chamba, Mandi and Bilaspur fabricated acceptable advance in abounding fields during the British rule. During Apple War I, about all rulers of the acropolis states remained loyal and contributed to the British war effort, both in the anatomy of men and materials. Amid these were the states of Kangra, Jaswan, Datarpur, Guler, Nurpur, Chamba, Suket, Mandi and Bilaspur.
After ability the Arch Commissioner's Province of H.P. came into actuality on 15 April 1948 as a aftereffect of affiliation of 28 petty baronial states (including feudatory princes and zaildars) in the promontories of the western Himalaya, accepted in abounding as the Simla Hills States & four Punjab
southern acropolis States by affair of the Himachal Pradesh (Administration) Order, 1948 beneath Sections 3 & 4 of the Extra-Provincial Jurisdiction Act, 1947 (later renamed as the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1947 vide A.O. of 1950). The Accompaniment of Bilaspur was alloyed in the Himachal Pradesh on 1 April 1954 by the Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur (New State) Act, 1954. Himachal became a allotment C accompaniment on 26 January 1950 with the accomplishing of the Constitution of India and the Lt. Governor was appointed. Aldermanic Accumulation was adopted in 1952.
Himachal Pradesh became a Abutment Breadth on 1 November 1956. Following breadth of Punjab Accompaniment namely Simla, Kangra, Kulu and Lahul and Spiti Districts, Nalagarh tehsil of Ambala District, Lohara, Amb and Una kanungo circles, some breadth of Santokhgarh kanungo amphitheater and some alternative authentic breadth of Una tehsil of Hoshiarpur Commune besides some genitalia of Dhar Kalan Kanungo amphitheater of Pathankot tehsil of Gurdaspur District; were alloyed with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November 1966 on achievement of Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966 by the Parliament. On 18 December 1970, the Accompaniment of Himachal Pradesh Act was anesthetized by Parliament and the new accompaniment came into actuality on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth accompaniment of the Indian Union.
Geography and climate
Main article: Geography of Himachal Pradesh
Key Gompa with Spiti River abounding behind.
A summer appearance of Khajjiar.
Temperature 
Avg. Winter 7 °C (45 °F)
Avg. Summer 28 °C (82 °F)
Precipitation 1,469 mm (57.8 in)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher in Kullu
Himalyan Monal at Birds Park in Shimla
Himachal is anchored in the western Himalayas. Covering an breadth of 55,673 kilometres (34,594 mi), it is a aerial accompaniment with acclivity alignment from about 350 metres (1,148 ft) to 7,000 metres (22,966 ft) aloft the sea level.
The arising arrangement of Himachal is composed both of rivers and glaciers. Himalayan rivers braid the complete abundance chain. Himachal Pradesh provides baptize to both the Indus and Ganges basins. The arising systems of the arena are the Chandra Bhaga or the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna. These rivers are abiding and are fed by snow and rainfall. They are adequate by an all-encompassing awning of accustomed vegetation.
There is abundant aberration in the acute altitude of Himachal due to acute aberration in elevation. The altitude varies from hot and sub-humid close in the southern tracts to cold, aerial and arctic in the arctic and eastern abundance ranges with added elevation. The accompaniment has areas like Dharamsala that accept actual abundant rainfall, as able-bodied as those like Lahaul and Spiti that are algid and about rainless.
Broadly, Himachal adventures three seasons: Summer, Winter and backing season. Summer lasts from mid April till the end of June and best genitalia become actual hot (except in aerial breadth which adventures a balmy summer) with the boilerplate temperature alignment from 28 °C (82 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F). Winter lasts from backward November till mid March. Blast is accepted in aerial tracts (generally aloft 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) i.e. in the College and Trans-Himalayan region). Flora and fauna
Main article: Adequate areas of Himachal Pradesh
According to 2003 Backwoods Analysis of India report, accurately authentic backwoods areas aggregate 66.52% of the breadth of Himachal Pradesh, although breadth beneath timberline awning is alone 25.78%. Frondescence in the accompaniment is dictated by acclivity and precipitation.
The southern allotment of the state, at lower elevations than the north, has both close and subtropical dry broadleaf forests and close and subtropical clammy broadleaf forests. These are represented by northwestern arrow abrade forests forth the bound with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and by Upper Gangetic Plains clammy deciduous forests in the far southeast. Sal and shisham are begin here.
Rising into the hills, we acquisition a circuitous of western Himalayan broadleaf forests and Himalayan subtropical ache forests. Assorted deciduous and beloved oaks alive in the broadleaf forests, while Chir ache dominates the ache forests. Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests abound abreast treeline, with breed that accommodate East Himalayan Fir, West Himalayan Spruce, Deodar (State tree), and Blue pine.
The apical elevations accept western Himalayan aerial brier and meadows in the northeast and northwestern Himalayan aerial brier and meadows in the northwest. Trees are athletic with a all-inclusive arrangement of roots. Alders, birches, rhododendrons and clammy aerial shrubs are there as the bounded vegetation. The rhododendrons can be apparent forth the hillsides about Shimla from March to May. The shrublands and meadows accord way to bedrock and ice about the accomplished peaks.
Himachal is additionally said to be the bake-apple basin of the country with orchards broadcast all over the place. Meadows and pastures are additionally apparent adhering to abrupt slopes. Afterwards the winter season, the hillsides and orchards blossom with agrarian flowers, while gladiolas, carnations, marigolds, roses, chrysanthemums, tulips and lilies are anxiously cultivated. The accompaniment government is gearing up to accomplish Himachal Pradesh as the annual bassinet of the world.
Himachal Pradesh has about 1200 bird and 359 beastly species, including the leopard, snow bobcat (State animal), ghoral, musk deer and Western Tragopan. It has 2 above civic parks and sanctuaries — the better cardinal in the Himalayan region. The Abundant Himalayan Civic Park in Kullu commune was created to conserve the flora and fauna of the basic Himalayan range, while the Pin Basin Civic Park to conserve the flora and fauna of the algid desert. Subdivisions
Main article: Annual of districts of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is disconnected into 12 districts namely, Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi, Bilaspur, Una, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti, Sirmaur, Kinnaur, Kullu,
Solan and Shimla. The accompaniment basic is Shimla which was aforetime British India's summer basic beneath the name Simla.
A commune of Himachal Pradesh is an authoritative bounded unit, headed by a Agent Abettor or Commune Magistrate, an administrator acceptance to the Indian Authoritative Service. The commune court or the agent abettor is assisted by a cardinal of admiral acceptance to Himachal Authoritative Service and alternative Himachal accompaniment services.
Each commune is subdivided into Sub-Divisions, complete by a sub-divisional magistrate, and afresh into Blocks. Blocks consists of panchayats (village councils) and boondocks municipalities. A Superintendent of Police, an administrator acceptance to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the albatross of advancement law and adjustment and accompanying issues of the district. He is assisted by the admiral of the Himachal Police Service and alternative Himachal Police officials.
Main article: Government of Himachal Pradesh
Town Hall in Shimla.
The Aldermanic Accumulation of Himachal Pradesh has no pre-Constitution history. The Accompaniment itself is a post-Independence creation. It came into actuality as a centrally administered breadth on 15 April 1948 from the affiliation of thirty bygone baronial states.
Himachal Pradesh is complete through a aldermanic arrangement of adumbrative democracy, a affection the accompaniment shares with alternative Indian states. Universal capitalism is accepted to residents. The accumulation consists of adopted associates and appropriate appointment bearers such as the Speaker and the Agent Speaker who are adopted by the members. Accumulation diplomacy are presided over by the Speaker or the Agent Speaker in the Speaker's absence. The attorneys is composed of the Himachal Pradesh Aerial Court and a arrangement of lower courts. Executive ascendancy is vested in the Council of Ministers headed by the Arch Minister, although the titular arch of government is the Governor.
The Governor is the arch of accompaniment appointed by the Admiral of India. The baton of the affair or affiliation with a majority in the Aldermanic Assembly is appointed as the Arch Abbot by the Governor, and the Council of Ministers are appointed by the Governor on the admonition of the Arch Minister. The Council of Ministers letters to the Aldermanic Assembly. The Accumulation is unicameral with 68 Associates of the Aldermanic Accumulation (MLA). Agreement of appointment run for 5 years, unless the Accumulation is attenuated above-mentioned to the achievement of the term. Auxiliary authorities accepted as panchayats, for which bounded anatomy elections are consistently held, administer bounded affairs.
Governments accept apparent alternates amid Bharatiya Janata Affair (BJP) and Indian Civic Congress (INC), no third advanced anytime has become significant. In 2003, the accompaniment aldermanic accumulation was won by the Indian Civic Congress and Virbhadra Singh was adopted as the arch abbot of the state. In the accumulation elections captivated in December 2007, the BJP anchored a barrage victory. The BJP won 41 of the 68 seats while the Congress won alone 23 of the 68 seats. BJP's Prem Kumar Dhumal was affidavit in as Arch Abbot of Himachal Pradesh on 30 December 2007.
In the accumulation elections captivated in November 2012, the Congress anchored an complete majority. The Congress won 36 of the 68 seats while the BJP won alone 26 of the 68 seats. Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh's Arch Abbot for a almanac sixth appellation in Shimla on 25 December 2012. Virbhadra Singh who has captivated the top appointment in Himachal bristles times in the past, was administered the adjuration of appointment and clandestineness by Governor Urmila Singh at an attainable commemoration at the acclaimed Ridge Maidan in Shimla. Arch Ministers of Himachal Pradesh
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Main article: Annual of Arch Ministers of Himachal Pradesh
Yashwant Singh Parmar
Thakur Ram Lal
Prem Kumar Dhumal
Himalayas from Kullu Valley
Agriculture contributes about 45% to the net accompaniment calm product. It is the basic antecedent of assets as able-bodied as application in Himachal. About 93% of the accompaniment citizenry depends anon aloft agriculture.
However, agronomics in the accompaniment suffers from assertive limitations, abnormally in the assembly of aliment grains. One of these affidavit is that the breadth beneath agronomics can't be continued to an apparent extent. Also, affirmation of acreage on slopes is not economical and increases ecology degradation. The accompaniment can accumulation added by cultivating banknote crops as per the agro-climatic conditions.
The basic cereals developed in the accompaniment are wheat, maize, rice and barley. Kangra, Mandi and the Paonta basin of Sirmaur (to some extent) are the above producers of the aboriginal three cereals, while barley is mostly able in Shimla.
Though the accompaniment is amiss in aliment grains, it has acquired a lot in alternative spheres of agronomical assembly such as berry potato, ginger, vegetables, vegetable seeds, mushrooms, chicory seeds, hops, olives and fig. Berry potato is mostly developed in the Shimla, Kullu and Lahaul areas. Appropriate efforts are actuality fabricated to advance agronomics of crops like olives, figs, hops, mushrooms, flowers, pistachio nuts, sarda allotment and saffron.
Fruit agronomics has additionally accepted to be an bread-and-butter boon. There are huge tracts of acreage acceptable alone for growing fruits. Bake-apple of all agronomics does not add to the botheration of clay abrasion and its application abeyant is added than accepted farming. The crop per acre in agreement of assets is additionally abundant higher. Apple agronomics produces the best income. Bake-apple growing in the accompaniment is attractive over INR300 crore annually.
Land husbandry initiatives such as the Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development
Project, which includes the Himachal Pradesh Reforestation Project (HPRP), the world’s better apple-pie development apparatus (CDM) undertaking, accept bigger agronomical yields and productivity, and aloft rural domiciliary incomes. Economy
Main article: Abridgement of Himachal Pradesh
Gross Accompaniment Calm Artefact at Accepted Prices
figures in millions of Indian Rupees Year Gross Accompaniment Calm Product
The era of planning in Himachal Pradesh started 1948 forth with the blow of India. The aboriginal five-year plan allocated INR5.27 crore to Himachal. Added than 50% of this amount was incurred on alley architecture back it was acquainted that after able carriage facilities, the action of planning and development could not be agitated to the people, who mostly lived an abandoned actuality in far abroad areas. Himachal now ranks fourth in annual of per capita assets amid the states of the Indian Union.
Agriculture contributes over 45% to the net accompaniment calm product. It is the basic antecedent of assets and application in Himachal. Over 93% of the citizenry in Himachal depends anon aloft agronomics which provides complete application to 71% of its people. The basic cereals developed are wheat, maize, rice and barley.
Hydro Ability is additionally one of the above antecedent of assets bearing for the State. Identified Hydroelectric Abeyant for the accompaniment is 23,000.43 MW in bristles rivers basins i.e. (Yamuna, Satluj, Beas, Ravi and Chenab). Heritage
Himachal has a affluent ancestry of handicrafts. These accommodate woolen and pashmina shawls, carpets, argent and metal ware, abstract chappals, grass shoes, Kangra and Gompa appearance paintings, copse work, horse-hair bangles, board and metal accoutrement and assorted alternative abode authority items. These artful and tasteful handicrafts beneath beneath antagonism from apparatus fabricated appurtenances and additionally because of abridgement of business facilities. But now the appeal for handicrafts has added aural and alfresco the country.
Himachal is acutely affluent in hydro electric resources. The accompaniment has about 25% of the civic abeyant in this respect. It has been estimated that about 20,300MW of hydro electric ability can be generated in the Accompaniment by amalgam assorted major, medium, baby and mini/micro hydel projects on the bristles river basins. The accompaniment is additionally the aboriginal accompaniment in India to accomplish the ambition of accepting a coffer annual for every family. As per the accepted prices, the absolute GDP was estimated at INR25,435 crore as adjoin INR23,024 crore in the year 2004–05, assuming an access of 10.5%. Transport
Main article: Carriage in Himachal Pradesh
State has three calm airports in Shimla, Kullu and Kangra districts The air routes affix the accompaniment with Delhi and Chandigarh. Shimla Airport, which is about 21 km in west of city.
Bhuntar Airport is in Kullu commune about 10 km abroad from commune headquarter. Gaggal Airport is in Kangra commune which is aorund 10 km from Kangra and 23 km from Dharamsala.
Himachal is acclaimed for its attenuated barometer advance railways, one is UNESCO Apple Ancestry Kalka-Shimla Railway and addition one is Pathankot–Jogindernagar. Absolute breadth of these two advance is 259 km. Kalka-Shimla Railway clue is passes through lot of tunnels while Pathankot–Jogindernagar acclaim meanders through a bewilderment of hills and valleys. It additionally has accepted barometer railway clue which affix Amb (Una district) to Delhi. Analysis is actuality conducted to extend this railway band to Kangra (via Nadaun). Addition proposed railway advance in accompaniment are Baddi-Bilaspur, Dharamsala-Palampur and Bilaspur-Manali-Leh.
Roads are the above approach of carriage in the arresting terrains. The accompaniment has alley arrangement of 28,208 km (17,528 mi), including eight Civic Highways (NH) that aggregate 1,234 km (767 mi) and 19 Accompaniment Highways with absolute breadth of 1,625 km. Some anchorage get bankrupt during winter and cloudburst seasons due to blast and landslides. It is absolutely absorbing that Hamirpur, has got the accomplished alley body in the country. Demographics
Traditional home, Manali
Himachal Pradesh has a absolute citizenry of 6,856,509 including 3,473,892 males and 3,382,617 females as per the conditional after-effects of the Census of India 2011. This is alone 0.57 per cent of India's absolute population, recording a advance of 12.81 per cent. Absolute abundance amount (TFR) per woman is 1.8 which is one of everyman in India.
Himachal Pradesh has a articulacy amount of 83.78 per cent and gender arrangement at 974/1000, according to the 2011 Census figures.
Census-wise, the accompaniment is placed 21st on the citizenry blueprint followed by Tripura at 22nd place. Kangra commune was top ranked with a citizenry backbone of 1,507,223 (21.98%), Mandi commune 999,518 (14.58%), Shimla commune 813,384 (11.86%), Solan commune 576,670 (8.41%), Sirmaur commune 530,164 (7.73%), Una commune 521,057 (7.60%), Chamba commune 518,844 (7.57%), Hamirpur commune 454,293 (6.63%), Kullu commune 437,474 (6.38%), Bilaspur commune 382,056 (5.57%), Kinnaur commune 84,298 (1.23%) and Lahaul Spiti 31,528 (0.46%).
The basic communities are Rajputs, Rathis, Brahmins and Ghirth. The Ghirth (choudhary) association is begin mainly in Kangra District. Himachal has a abundant citizenry of Tibetans. Himachal Pradesh has the one of the accomplished admeasurement of Hindu citizenry in India (95%). Alternative religions that anatomy a baby allotment are Buddhism and Sikhism. The Lahaulis of Lahaul and Spiti arena are mainly Buddhists. Sikhs mostly alive in towns and cities and aggregate 1.23% of the accompaniment population.
For archetype they anatomy 10% of the citizenry in Una Commune abutting the accompaniment of Punjab and 17% in Shimla, the accompaniment capital. The Buddhists are mainly citizenry and tribals from Lahaul and Spiti, area they anatomy majority of 60% and Kinnaur area they anatomy 40%, about the aggregate are refugees from Tibet. The Muslims aggregate hardly 1.63% of the citizenry of Himachal Pradesh.
The activity assumption at bearing in Himachal Pradesh is 62.8 years (higher than the civic boilerplate of 57.7 years) for 1986–1990. The baby bloodshed amount stood at 40 in 2010 and awkward bearing amount has beneath from 37.3 in 1971 to 16.9 in 2010, beneath the civic boilerplate of 26.5 in 1998. The awkward afterlife amount was 6.9 in 2010. Himachal Pradesh's articulacy amount grew by 34.65% amid 1981 and 2001.
Hindi is both the official accent and the lingua franca of Himachal Pradesh. However, abundant of the citizenry speaks Pahari, which includes about all Western Pahari dialects. Boilerplate of apprenticeship in schools and colleges is Hindi, Punjabi, and English.
Main article: Culture of Himachal Pradesh
`Kullu Dussehra festival
The apple of Nako in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal was one of the few states that had remained abundantly clear by alien customs, abundantly due to its difficult terrain. With the abstruse advancements the accompaniment has afflicted actual rapidly. It is a multireligional, multicultural as able-bodied as multilingual accompaniment like alternative Indian states. Some of the best frequently announced languages includes Hindi, Pahari, Dogri, Mandeali Kangri, Mandyali, Gojri and Kinnauri. The degree communities residing in Himachal accommodate the Brahmins, Rajputs, Gujjars, Gaddis, Ghirth (choudhary), Kannets, Rathis and Kolis, Sood There are affiliated populations in the accompaniment which mainly comprise Kinnars, Pangawals, Sulehria, and Lahaulis.
The accompaniment is able-bodied accepted for its handicrafts. The carpets, covering works, shawls, metalware, woodwork and paintings are account appreciating. Pashmina shawls are a artefact that is awful in appeal in Himachal and all over the country. Himachali caps are acclaimed art assignment of the people. Acute algid winters of Himachal apprenticed absolute weaving. About every domiciliary in Himachal owns a pit-loom. Absolute is advised as authentic and is acclimated as a ritual cloth. The acclaimed alloyed article is the shawl, alignment from accomplished pashmina to the base desar. Kullu is acclaimed for its shawls with arresting patterns and active colours. Kangra and Dharamshala are acclaimed for Kangra miniature paintings.
Local music and ball reflect the cultural character of the state. Through their ball and music, they entreat their gods during bounded festivals and alternative appropriate occasions. Apart from the fairs and festivals that are acclaimed all over India, there are cardinal of alternative fairs and festivals that are of abundant acceptation to Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla, the accompaniment capital, is home to Asia's alone accustomed ice skating rink.
The day to day diet of Himachalis is admitting agnate to the blow of arctic India but is different for its aftertaste and capacity used. They accept lentil, rice, and vegetables. The rotis (breads) are fabricated of flours like aureate and maze. Some of the specialties of the Himachali cuisine accommodate Mandra, Maahni, Batt, Mitha Saloona, Bhujju, Saag, Palda, Redhu, chouck, bhagjery, jhoul,siddu/batooru, beduan, chutney, khatti dal, etc. Acclaimed people
Prominent bodies associated with Himachal accommodate The Abundant Khali, Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri (who advised here), Prem Chopra (brought up here), Mohit Chauhan, Anand Sharma (member of Rajya Sabha and Abutment Cabinet Abbot for Commerce and Industry of the Government of India), Third Supreme Court Chief-Justice and above Prime Abbot of Kashmir in 1947 Mehr Chand Mahajan, economist and above vice-president of Apple Coffer Shahid Javed Burki, NSG Commando, Pritam Singh, Bollywood actresses Preity Zinta is the cast agent of the accompaniment while alternative acclaimed bodies from Hindi cinema are Kangna Ranaut, Hollywood extra Namrata Singh Gujral, Satyananda Stokes who alien the aggregation "apple" in the region, biographer Idries Shah, ornithologist Allan Octavian Hume (had his home here); above accepted of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and accepted admiral of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai who both advised here.
Vijay Kumar won argent badge in 25m cutting in 2012 Summer Olympics accord to apple Harsore abreast Barsar in Hamirpur district. Education
Main articles: Apprenticeship in Himachal Pradesh and Annual of institutions of college apprenticeship in Himachal Pradesh Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital at Shimla
Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, (Admin block)
Himachal Pradesh has one of the accomplished articulacy ante in India abutting to Kerala. Hamirpur Commune is amid the top districts in the country for literacy. Apprenticeship ante amid women are absolutely auspicious in the state. The accepted of apprenticeship in the accompaniment has accomplished a appreciably aerial akin as compared to alternative states in India with several accounted educational institutes for college studies.
The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT, CSIR Lab), Palampur, the Civic Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, the Central University Dharamshala, the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies Baddi, the Jaypee University of Information Technology Waknaghat, Eternal University, Sirmaur & Chitkara University Solan are some of the pioneer universities in the state.
CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalya Palampur is one of the best acclaimed acropolis agronomics institutes in world. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Agronomics and Forestry has becoming a different acumen in India for imparting teaching, analysis and addendum apprenticeship in horticulture, forestry and affiliated disciplines. Further, state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College started in 2006 at Sundernagar is an important anniversary in college abstruse apprenticeship in the state.
The accompaniment government is alive consistently to adapt affairs and projects to strengthen the apprenticeship system. The accompaniment government absitively to alpha three nursing colleges to advance the bloom system.
There are over 10,000 primary schools, 1,000 accessory schools and added than 1,300 aerial schools in Himachal. The accompaniment government has absitively to alpha three above nursing colleges to advance the bloom arrangement in the state. In affair the built-in obligation to accomplish primary apprenticeship compulsory, Himachal has became the aboriginal accompaniment in India to accomplish elementary apprenticeship attainable to every child.
The accompaniment has Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Kumarhatti. Besides that there is Himachal Dental College which is the state's aboriginal recognised dental institute
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