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HImachal Pradesh forestry and agriculture
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The Jewel of the Himalayas: Himachal Pradesh is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Himachal Pradesh extends between 32 22' 40'' N to 33 12' 44" N latitudes 75 47' 55" E to 79 04' 20" E longitudes. Its area is 55,673 sq.km . It is larger than Punjab but in terms of population, it is ranked 21st in the country. According to the 2011 census, its total population is 68,64,602.                 
Himachal Pradesh has a large and diverse physical resource base. Its physical diversity, coupled with a fine climate, has high economic value for the tourist industry. Himachal Pradesh has forests, occupying nearly 66 per cent of the total area. The forests form an important source of income providing raw materials for industries, fodder and nutritious grass for the livestock and material for the needs of the cultivators and other people.

Himachal Pradesh has enormous potential for the generation of hydel power with estimation of 80,000 MW which can be a source of income as well as a basis for economic development for the state.

HPCA Stadium is the only international cricket stadium in Himachal Pradesh
HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala

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History of Himachal Pradesh - PART 1 | HP history questions | Himachal Pradesh history | HP GK Study

The history of Himachal Pradesh is based on the Vedas, Puranas and the Mahabharata. It is known as DEV BHOOMI or the abode of Gods. The region now known as Himachal Pradesh comprises of princely states of Banghal, Bilaspur, Chamba, Mandi, Kinnaur, Kangra, Kutlehar, Kullu. Lahaul Spiti, Mandi, Mahasu, Sirmaur and Suket. 


>> Who gave the name “ Himachal Pradesh” ?
Ans: Acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma

1. Who was the founder of Chamba State?
Ans: Meru Verma in 550 A.D

2. Who was the founder of Kehlur State?
Ans: Veerchand Chandel in 697 A.D

3. Who founded Suket State?
 Ans: Veer Sen in 765 A.D

4.  Who founded Nalagarh State?
Ans: Ajay Chand in 100 A.D.

5. Who was the founder of Nurpur State?
Ans: Tejpal Tomar in 1000 A.D.

6.  Who was the founder of Sirmour State?
Ans: Subhansh Prakash in 1195 A.D

7.  Who founded Trigarta State?
 Ans: Raja Susharma

8. Who was the founder of the princely state of Mandi?
Ans: Raja Bahu Sen in 1200 A.D; Ajbar Sen was the founder of historical city of Mandi in 1526 AD.

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Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge| HP GK Study | HP Allied Servcies exams questions and answers

In this post, I am bringing those questions which are hardly known to most of the aspirants. I hope you will be more than happy to know the unknown things related to Education and media for HP GK :



1. What is the name of a Hindi Magazine (monthly) which was started during the early sixties but remained suspended during 1956-66?
Ans: Sahitya Darshan

2. After the suspension, when was the above-mentioned magazine revived?
Ans: At the end of 1967

3. Which non- regional newspaper commands the largest circulation in Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: The Tribune; It's probably because this paper is published from Chandigarh - a place nearest to the state of Himachal Pradesh

4. What are the major dialects in which AIR Shimla broadcasts programmes?
Ans : Kangri, Chambiali, Mandiyali, Kinnauri and Sirmauri

5. Under the reign of which ruler, the education system in Himachal Pradesh flourished?
Ans: Raja Shamsher Prakash of Sirmaur

6. Which ruler had established a "madrasa" at Nahan to impart education i…

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge - Major Rivers in Himachal Pradesh | Rivers, their tributaries and Lakes of Himachal Pradesh

A) Rivers in Himachal Pradesh :

The major drainage system of Himachal Pradesh is based on the flow of rivers like Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Satluj and Yamuna. Riversin Himachal Pradesh have a unique distinction of providing water to Indus and Gangetic basins.  The water passes into both Bay of Bengal as well as the Arabian Sea.

1. Satluj :
Vedic Name : Satudri
Sanskrit Name : Shatdru
Origin : Rakas Tal near Mansarover Lake
Major Tributaries : Nogli, Baspa, Spiti
Distance covered in Himachal : 320 km

2. Beas :
Vedic Name : Arijikiya or Arijikuja
Sanskrit Name : Vipasa
Origin : Byas Kund at Rohtang Pass
Major Tributaries : Banganga, Chakki, Parbati, Uhl, Tirthan, Luni, Sainj, Binwa, Harli
Distance covered in Himachal : 256 km

3.Ravi :
Vedic Name : Purushni
Sanskrit Name : Iravati
Origin : Bara Banghal (Bhandal and Tantgiri Glaciers)
Major Tributaries :Tantgiri, Chatrini, Siul, Bhandar, Baira
Distance covered in Himachal :158 km

4. Chenab
Vedic Name :ChandraBhaga
Sanskrit Name : Askini or Iskamati
Origin : Bara …

Fairs and festivals of Himachal Pradesh | Himachal GK | HP Allied Services questions | HPSSSB examinations questions answers | Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

Himachal Pradesh has numerous fairs and festivals and to Himachalis any opportunity for celebrations is welcome. All these colourful festivals and fairs provide healthy recreation and marketing places for the inhabitants.
Traders from far and near join these fairs to display articles like clothes, wool, pashmina, furs, leather, pottery, metalware, ornaments as well as other local products.

>> Important Fairs in Himachal Pradesh :
- Minjar Fair: Celebrated in the district of Chamba at a place 'Chaugan' in Chamba town. Minjar means Maize flowers. This fair starts on the second Sunday of 'Sawan' month (August).
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- Shivratri Fair: Celebrated in Mandi District during the month of February on Shivratri Day. This fair also lasts for seven days and artists from different parts of the country provide their performances.
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