The Council has catalysed a number of policy decisions, science and technology facilities, science promotion and popularisation activities and technology dissemination programmes in the state:
1.Policy decisions
Ban on the use of coloured recycled polythene carry bags under the H.P. Non-Biodegradable Garbage Control Act, 1995.
Roof top rain water harvesting made compulsory in all buildings in H.P.
Making Solar passive building technology mandatory: Himachal Pradesh Govt. has taken an important policy decision for the implementation of Solar passive building technology in the State vide notification no. STV(S&T)A(5)V93 dated Aug.18,2000 which states:
(a). Solar passive design guidelines for the implementation of Solar Passive House Action Plan For Himachal Pradesh have been approved.
(b). All the departments including Corporations, Boards, Universities, HP Housing Board and HPPWD should incorporate features of Solar passive technology in their designs at places above 2000 meters (msl).




Environment Policy for Himachal Pradesh: The Govt. of H.P. expresses its resolve to conserve and enhance the environment areas such as land, water, air, mineral resources, health, biodiversity, agriculture, horticulture, energy & tourism etc. Policy encourages the process of conservation and preservation and discourages mindless exploitation of natural resources.
Roof top rain water harvesting made compulsory in all buildings in H.P.
2. Creation of Science & Technology Facilities:
1. Appropriate Technology Centre, at Sundernagar
4. Patent Information Centre in the Council
2. National Research & Technology Consortium, at Parwanoo 5. Solar Passive Technical Management Cell in the Council
3. Passive Solar Housing Technology Backup Unit for Hill States in the Council
6. Remote Sensing Centre in the Council
3. S&T Promotion & Popularisation:
Organisation of Children Science Congress at Sub-Division, District & State level and participation at national level
5. Training in low cost teaching aids/science experiments for teachers prepration of Project reports by students.
2. HAM radio communication popularisation & training
6. Promotion of origami as hobby & aid in mathematics teaching
3. Important days celebration pertaining to science & technology 7. Workshops on science communication: science writing, audio/video script writing, animation, multimedia
4. Involvement of NGOs in science, technology & environment programmes    
4. Technology Dissemination:
1. Improved water mills 6. Propagation of rooftop rain water harvesting technology
2. Use of low-cost machines for making mud bricks, leaf cups etc.
7. Training programmes on green house, solar passive technology, earth quake resistant technology for rural artisans for income generation
3. Developed new designs of primary schools, teacher hostels, offices, hospitals, banks and residential buildings using Solar passive housing technology 8. Use of biofertilizers
4. Promotion of low cost green house technology 9 Utilisation of pine needles and lantana biomass as fuel
5. Ferro cement technology for building components, water tanks    


State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, HP