SHIMLA 24 September, 2020

Governor and CM expresses grief over the demise of Suresh Angadi

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have expressed grief over the demise of Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi who died yesterday at New Delhi. He was 65.

In his condolence message the Governor said that Suresh Angadi will always be remembered for his impeccable service and indelible contributions.

Bandaru Dattatraya has expressed his deepest condolences with the bereaved family members for this irreparable loss.

Chief Minister said that Suresh Angadi was a leader of masses who was committed to the welfare of the poor and down trodden of the society.

Jai Ram Thakur prayed the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.

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Winter sports will be encouraged in the state: Chief Minister

While listening to public grievance during his stay in Manali today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the government is committed to give new direction to the possibilities of tourism in the state and to promote tourism in every region.

He assured the representatives of the Luge Federation that the Winter Sports would be encouraged in the state and especially in Manali. He said that there is immense possibility of activities like skiing, mountaineering related to winter sports in various areas of the state.

He said that in order to promote tourism in the area, out of the box activities are required so that sustainable tourism could be set up in the area to increase the stay of tourists in the area.

The Chief Minister said that with the Winter Sports would provide opportunity to the youth to show their talent and would also get an opportunity to compete in higher competion. Such events would improve be numbers of tourist in the state.

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur MLA Surender Shourie, State BJP Vice President Dhaneshwari Thakur, District BJP President Bhimsen were also present on the occasion.

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Construction of Atal Tunnel will strengthen security of the nation

Traditional welcome to be given to Prime Minister : CM

In view of the proposed visit of the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over a meeting of officers of Kullu district in Manali today. Addressing the occasion, Chief Minister said that the construction of Atal Tunnel Rohtang will strengthen the security system of the nation paving way for throughout the year movement in this strategically important border area.

He said that traditional welcome would be accorded to Prime Minister during his proposed visit. He directed the officers to take care of all standard operating procedures of the Covid-19 during this period and said that no negligence should be taken in this regard, at any point.

The Chief Minister said that social distancing should be maintained by the people even while welcoming the Prime Minister and crowding must be avoided at one place. He said that in view of Covid-19, adequate ambulances should also be maintained and necessary arrangements made for isolation.

He said that live broadcast of the program would be telecast so that it reached every part of the state. Video screens would be installed at district headquarters and other places, so that people could watch live programs.

On this occasion, Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur said that the commencement of Atal Tunnel Rohtang is a historic event for the residents of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts. He said that the construction of the tunnel will herald many activities of economic development in the entire region and the pace of development will be hastened.

MLA Surender Shourie, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Richa Verma, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh, Chief Engineer of Atal Tunnel Rohtang Project Border Roads Organization KP Purushothaman, Vice President State BJP Dhaneshwari Thakur, District BJP President Bhimsen were also present on this occasion.

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H.P. Excise and Taxation Technical Service Agency presents it share to Govt.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented a cheque of Rs. 1,43,76,237 by the Principal Secretary, Excise and Taxation J.C. Sharma on behalf of H.P. Excise and Taxation Technical Service Agency as 20 percent share of its income to the State Government.

Commissioner Excise and Taxation Rohan Chand Thakur and other officers of the department were also present on the occasion.

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Chairman of Jogindra Central Co-operative Bank calls on Chief Minister

Newly appointed Chairman of Jogindra Central Co-operative Bank Yogesh Bhartia and other Directors of the Bank called on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today. It was a courtesy call.

Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, MLA Paramjeet Pammi, General Secretary Child Welfare Council Payal Vaidya, BJP Leader Rattan Pal were also present on the occasion.

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Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Bill to go a long way in doubling farmers income: CM

The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 passed by the Parliament is a pro farmers Bill which would not only provide better marketing facilities to the farmers to sell their produce but also go a long way in achieving the target of Union Government to double the farmers income.

This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with members of electronic media here today.

Chief Minister said that APMCs and Marketing Boards would continue to function as usual and grant in aid to develop market yards will also continue. He said that Bill would create additional trading opportunities outside the APMC market yards to help farmers in getting better prices. He said that it would also allow development of private Mandi infrastructure in the State besides improving market access for the farmers by farm gate sales/mandis.

Jai Ram Thakur said that after getting the consent of the President, the Act would help in introduction of new technologies in farm sector through private investment. He said that the buyers and investors who directly purchased farm produce from the farmers would not have to pay any market fee or cess. It will motivate reputed agri business, companies to purchase directly from the farm fields, he added.

Chief Minister said that focus would be on electronic mode of transactions which would help in meeting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding ‘One Nation- One Market’. He said that it would usher in development of cold chain infrastructure in the State as licensing would be deregulated which would ensure ease of doing business and increase investment in agro processing sector.

While accusing the Congress leaders for misleading the people of the State on the issue, Chief Minister said that the Act would give price assurance of farm produce to the farmer at the time of sowing with better income options. He said that the farmers would be motivated to grow crops as per the demands of the market.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the Centre Government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was committed for socio-economic upliftment of the farming community and has initiated several schemes for their betterment. He said that till date over Rs. 92000 crore have been directly transferred into the accounts of farmers under ‘Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna.