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Dhumal ensures uninterrupted power during winters without any power cuts

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State Government claims to have made arrangements with the neighboring states of supplying them power during Summer and take back equal amount of the same during Winter months when domestic demand increases due to heating and other power consuming requirements of the people.

Although, Shimla is facing long power cuts from the past few days, but the respected Chief Minister stated that the State has made adequate arrangements to meet the additional power needs during winters. Even otherwise, the strategy, which Mr. Dhumal has mentioned, isn’t a new addition. Anyway, go through the official statement released by the Government today.

Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, said that the State Government had made adequate arrangements to meet the additional demand of power during winter months to supply consumer uninterrupted power without any power cuts. This was disclosed by the Chief Minister in an internal review to take stock of the power position in the State during ensuing winter season, here today.

Chief Minister said that the State usually faces power deficit during winter months when water level in the river recedes drastically resulting into reduced power generation by all the hydro power projects all over the State. He said that during summer months when the rivers overflow due to snow melting on higher reaches and rains etc. and power requirement also reduces to minimum while the other states face power shortage as demand for the same increases substantially. He said that the State was expecting good rain and snow fall during ensuring winter season which would ensure more surplus power during summer months. He said that the State Government had made arrangements with the neighboring states of supplying them power during Summer and take back equal amount of the same during Winter months when domestic demand increases due to heating and other power consuming requirements of the people. He said that the State Government through HP State Electricity Board Limited had supplied 244 Million Units (MUs) of power to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during the summer months of April to October, 2012 and the same was being transmitted back to Himachal Pradesh by respective States to meet the increased demand during the months from November, 2012 to March, 2013.

Prof. Dhumal said that HPSEBL had been authorized to tie up with the neighbouring States of Puinjab, Haryana and Delhi for procurement of 455MUs of power under forward banking arrangement with a view to ensure surplus power during winter months and in anticipation of increasing demand. He said that although the State had sufficient power to meet its domestic demand but as a precautionary arrangement additional power supply was also being ensured so that there were no power cuts and demand based supply of the same was ensured for domestic and commercial activities. He said that presently the State had power availability of 252 Lakh Units as against the demand of 242 Lakh Units. He said that there was still 10 Lakh Units as surplus power available for distribution which was sufficient to meet the anticipated demand in the state during coming months.

Press note: Information & Public Relation, HP Govt.

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108 ambulance skid-off road near IGMC Shimla, lands on 2 cars parked in ‘No Parking’ zone

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Shimla: Two men were injured as a 108 ambulance skid-off the Sanjauli-Lakkar Bazaar road near the Indira Gandhi Medical College today morning. The vehicle fell down on two cars parked on the roadside in a ‘No Parking’ zone.

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The ambulance was carrying no patient at the time of the accident, and the injured included only the driver and an assistant.  Both sustained minor injuries.

The accident occurred at about 6:30 AM as the ambulance skid-off the road while the driver was reversing it. No casualties were reported and the driver and assistant escaped with minor injuries,

the Lakkar Bazaar Police Post incharge told Himachal Watcher.

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The ambulance crushed one of the cars badly and damaged the other one. Fortunately, no person was present inside these cars and on the road when the accident took place.  Otherwise, the result could have proved to be fatal. 

It is one reason why not to park vehicles in No Parking zones of Shimla. 

 

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Rs 2572 crore for Himachal’s irrigation and drinking water schemes

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Shimla: The State Government today said that it has earmarked an amount of Rs 2572 crore for providing irrigation and drinking water facilities in Himachal Pradesh during the current financial year.

The endeavour, the Government said, was to bring more area under irrigation facility so that farmers could go for crop diversification instead of traditional crops.

The Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Kelodhar in Seraj assembly constituency of Mandi district, provided the information.It is Chief Minister’s first visit to Kelodhar after elections.

Further, it was announced that the Kandha-Bah-Batand road would be strengthened.

Earlier, the Chief Minister performed ‘bhumi pujan’ of Kandha-Bah-Batand road (Phase-II) to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 358.53 lakh.

He laid the foundation stones of IPH Office building and residence at Kelodhar to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 74.36 lakh and of Science Block building of Government Senior Secondary School Kelodhar on which about Rs 1.50 crore would be spent.

The Government announced Rs 15 lakh for Kelodhar Panchayat for various developmental works, Rs 10 lakh each for GP Bara, GP Saroha and GP Parwara. He also announced Rs 3 lakh for Mahila Mandal Kelodhar.

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British-era Bantony Castle Shimla to become Rs. 25 crore cultural centre     

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CM said the building is also an example of beautiful anglo-gothic architecture. However, this fact appears to be incorrect as the Castle is built in the mock-Tudor style

Shimla: As a ray of hope for the Bantony Castle, Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh Government has announced Rs. 25 crores for the renovation of the British-era structure in order to develop as a tourist attraction.

This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while inaugurating the five-day long State level Gram Shilp Mela which was organized by the State Language Art and Culture Department here on May 17, 2018.

Bantony Castle is one of the historic and monumental buildings of Shimla town and has a very rich history. spread over around 20,000 square meter area between Circular Road and Mall Road.

The Chief Minister said the building is also an example of beautiful anglo-gothic architecture. However, this fact appears to be incorrect as the Castle is built in the mock-Tudor style, part chalet and crowned with sloping roofs with mini-towers.

Nevertheless, he further said that since this building was strategically located on the Mall Road thus could be an added attraction for the tourists.

 This complex as a whole would be developed in such a way that it not only becomes a tourist attraction but also a centre of rich cultural diversity of the State.  

The previous Congress Government had, in 2017, announced that it will be turned into a Heritage museum with a restaurant and recreational park.

Artisans from different parts of the State received an opportunity to exhibit their artefacts at the Gram Shipi Mela. The government said it would also organize District level Gram Shilp Melas besides Inter-state Gram Shilp Melas to promote the artefacts of the State.

It was further informed that the State Government has announced a new scheme named ‘Aaj Purani Rahon Se’ for exploring folklores, historic events and cultural tourism in the State. The government has also decided to introduce miniaturized cultural souvenirs of Himachal Pradesh such as musical instruments, Chamba Rumal, Kangra paintings etc.

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