CM lays foundation stones of projects worth Rs. 55 crore in Janjehli area

  • Announces HRTC sub-depot at Janjehli

SHIMLA,11.10.18-The state government is committed to increase the forest cover of the state for which active cooperation and support of each one was solicited. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level wildlife week celebration function held at Janjehli in Mandi district today.

He said that the nine month tenure of the state government had been full of achievements and the government has also succeeded in getting developmental projects worth about Rs. 9000 crores sanctioned from the Union government. This had been possible due to the benevolence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that not only this, the Union government had provided all possible help to the state during the recent untimely snowfall in Lahaul Spiti, where hundreds of stranded people were airlifted by seven helicopters provided by the Centre.

The Chief Minister said that the today the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs. 55 crore were laid which would open new vistas of progress and prosperity in the area. The tourist culture centre to be constructed at Deemkataroo would give big boost to the tourism development in the state. He said the area had immense tourism potential and it would be harnessed in a planed and sustainable way. He said that Janjehli had been brought under eco-tourism project to develop the area as a major tourist destination.

He said that the state government would develop Chanshal in Shimla district, Bir-Billing in Kangra district and Janjehli in Mandi district from eco-tourism point of view. The bus service from Bhullar to Manali flagged off by him today would help the tourists to visit both these tourist destinations with ease. He said that Rs. 41 crores had been sanctioned for Balichowki area for providing water supply scheme and a bus stand would also be constructed at Janjehli in near future.

Jai Ram Thakur said that efforts would be made to construct the helipad of Janjehli soon to facilitate the high end tourist to visiting this beautiful place. He said that in the coming times, efforts would also be made to link Janjehli with heli taxi service.

Earlier, the Chief Minister performed bhoomi pujan for improvement and upgradation of Jughand road (stage-II) in Gram Panchayat Dhar-Jarol, improvement and upgradation of link road to Dhar (stage-II) in Gram Panchayat Dhar-Jarol, construction of Kuthah–Bakhrwal road (stage-I) in Gram Panchayat Tungadhar and improvement and upgradation of Kuthah-Tungadhar road (stage-II) to be constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 345.45 lakh, Rs. 117.67 lakh, Rs. 106.37 lakh and Rs. 286.61 lakh respectively.


Review meeting for proposed President visit to HP held

A meeting was held here today under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. Shrikant Baldi make necessary arrangements for the proposed visit of the President of India Ram Nath Kovind to Kangra and Shimla on 29th and 30th October, 2018

He said that Ram Nath Kovind would confer degrees to the students of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC) Tanda at Kangra in first convocation function on 29th October and the students of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla on 30th October, 2018 in 24th convocation function.

Dr. Baldi directed the officers of district administration, Municipal Corporation and all concerned departments to make all necessary arrangements.

Secretary GAD R. N. Batta conducted the proceeding of the meeting.

DGP S.R. Mardi, Principal Secretary R.D. Dhiman, Senior officers of Army and State Government were present in the meeting.


Himachal gets five awards for outstanding work in nutrition campaign

Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal today said that Himachal Pradesh had been given five awards in different categories for outstanding work under the nutrition campaign.

He said that these awards were given to the state by Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog in a function is organised at New Delhi on Wednesday evening.

Deputy Commissioner of Hamirpur district Richa Verma was awarded for excellent work and leadership at district level. Women and Child Development Department was given award for carrying out effective campaign on nutrition programme through social media.

Dr. Saizal said that Supervisor Lajaya Bindra of Chandi Circle, Dharampur of Integrated Child Development Project in Solan district was given prize for her outstanding work at individual level. At the village level, the award was conferred to Pradhan Devki Devi, Anganwadi worker Veer Devi, Health Worker Bharti, Pradhan of Lunas gram panchayat Kamala Devi all from Rajvahan self-help group and Child Development Project, Nalagarh.

He said that at village level Asha worker Santoshi Devi of Chhiachi, Anganwadi worker Suneeta Devi of Dehu and Health Center Chhiachi Subhadra had been honoured for their contributions at village level.


Health Minister demands Ayurveda institution on pattern of AIIMS

Health Minister Vipin Parmar called on Union Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yasso Naik at New Delhi on Wednesday evening.

He urged the Union Minister to sanction an Ayurveda institution on the pattern of AIIMS for Himachal Pradesh. He said that there was great scope for Ayurveda in the state and the state government intends to strengthen this system which had roots in our ancient scriptures and was very effective for curing diseases. He requested for ample support from the Centre for strengthening Ayurvedic institutions in state especially Panchkarma technique.

The Minister also requested for opening three pharmacies in the state for equipping with medicines so that patients could be benefitted.

The Union Minister assured of all possible assistance to Himachal Pradesh for strengthening Ayurveda system of medicine.