Himachal’s Nutritious Forest Products
This is regarding Himachal This Week’s cover story of May 16, 2015 “Himachal’s Nutritious Forest products.” Forests in Himachal are full of products which have been used by locals since. They also provide livelihood to many as some of them fetch exorbitant rates in markets of Delhi and other big towns. These include gucchi , chilgoza and others as people collects these from forests and sell them. There are numerable vegetables and fruits also that hit the markets in Himachal during the time when they grow naturally. These products not have only nutritive value but some of them have medicinal value also. However, there is need to streamline their exploration lest they become extinct in future.
-Suresh Kapoor, Palampur
Local ans tourists are facing difficulties while traveling on National Highway-5 because of continuous landslides near Tapri. Journey on this national highway is scary because blockades are common sights at various places. Surprisingly, state and central governments have turned a blind a blind eye towards this problem that is posing problems for the locals and tourists. Immediate steps are required for improving condition of this national highway improvement to provide relief to people.
-Roop Singh Negi, Taranda, Kinnaur