Category Archives: HPAS Syllabus

Famous Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

By | January 4, 2021

In the district of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, there is a strong impact of Buddhism. That is why most of the Buddhist sculptures are found in the monasteries of Lahaul-Spiti. The architecture here is quite different, from what we understand by the hill architecture. The roofs here are flat, walls have marked inward slope and are… Read More »

Administrative reforms for effective public service delivery in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | June 18, 2020

What is Administrative Reform?  Definition 1: The deliberate use of authority and influence in applying new measures to an administrative system in order to change its goals, organizational structures, and procedures with the aim of increasing quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in the development of the services provided. Definition 2: Modernization techniques to improve the performance… Read More »

Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Endangered and threatened species of Himachal Pradesh, Factors responsible for Biodiversity decline in Himachal Pradesh. – HPAS Mains

By | June 17, 2020

What is Bio-Diversity? Biodiversity refers to the variety of life forms, such as the plants, animals and microorganisms, the genes they contain, and the eco-system they form. Usually, bio-diversity is classified into three groups: genetic diversity, which refers to the variation of genes within species. It explains genetic variation between distinct populations of the same… Read More »

Social, Economic and Cultural implications of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | June 17, 2020

Social Implication of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh  Positive social implications:  Tourism activities essentially involve many social benefits that can be seen as a bright aspect of tourism. Normally each tradition and culture is significantly different from another. Tourism can stimulate new and expanded community facilities and infrastructure initiatives, such as the improvement of retail, restaurant… Read More »

The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Policy, 2019 – HPAS Mains

By | June 15, 2020

Vision “Positioning Himachal Pradesh as a leading global sustainable tourism destination for inclusive economic growth”. Mission To grow an inclusive and sustainable tourism economy through: Protection of the state’s natural and cultural heritage Improved quality of life and better employment opportunities Enhanced tourist experience • Innovation through private sector participation Guiding Principles: Sustainable tourism: Sustainable… Read More »

Types of tourism: religious, adventure, heritage, Important tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | June 15, 2020

Himachal has various natural and man-made assets namely, the Himalayas, lakes, rivers, snow, rural landscape, pilgrimage spots like temples, gurudwaras and monasteries, heritage structures, traditional dance forms and attires, local handicrafts and cuisine, and some well-established commercial destinations like Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. These existing assets of Himachal Pradesh shall be considered to create tourism… Read More »

Concept of Eco-Tourism and green tourism and their role in the sustainable development of the State of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | June 15, 2020

Concept of Eco-Tourism: All nature-based forms of tourism in which the main motivation of the tourists is the observation and appreciation of nature as well as the traditional cultures prevailing in the natural areas (UNWTO), having minimized negative impacts comes under eco-tourism. Ecotourism must contain three basic elements for it to be complete: It must… Read More »

Himachal Pradesh Industrial Investment Policy, 2019 – HPAS Mains

By | June 5, 2020

Introduction:  Himachal Pradesh consists of diverse terrains and varied climatic zones. Economic strength of Himachal Pradesh primarily lies in activities related to Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Limestone mines and allied activities in the Primary Sector. Industrialization in the State is a recent phenomenon. It only gained momentum after getting Statehood. Before grant of Statehood in… Read More »