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Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

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Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh today announced to open a sports hostel at Rampur Bushahr in Shimla district besides shifting Padam government primary school to a separate school building along-with hostel facility.

He was presiding over the closing ceremony of 57th under 19 H.P State level girls tournaments organised at Padam government senior secondary school, Rampur in which 546 girl students from all districts of the State government high and senior secondary schools participated. Congratulating one and all for participating in this tournament, the Chief Minister said he was happy to see that a large number of girls had taken part in this tournament.

Virbhadra Singh said Padam government senior secondary school was one of the oldest school which earlier was affiliated with Panjab University, Lahore and it played an important role in spreading education since then.

Reiterating the resolve of his government for making Himachal Pradesh as education hub of the country, he said the state government was making all out efforts to provide best educational facilities to the students up to the remotest areas for which the emphasis had been laid on opening and upgrading the educational institutions as per the demand beside deploying adequate staff and ensuring infrastructural facilities.

The Chief Minister said 15 degree colleges had been opened by the present state government besides opening and upgrading hundreds of schools in the government sector. With a view to facilitate the girl students, the government had given added attention to open schools in the far-flung and hard areas as the government realizes the importance of girl education in the society.

He said that Rampur was fast developing as education hub and though there were many educational institutions in the government and private sector in the area, but the parents still want their wards to study in Padam government school as it had earned fame with its outstanding achievements.

The Chief Minister announced sports hostel to facilitate the budding sports talents. He said that space problem of the school would be resolved after the completion of new school building. The primary school would be shifted to separate building which also would have hostel facility.

He distributed the prizes to the winners of the different sports events and also released the souvenir.

The principal and the staff of the Padam government senior secondary school presented a cheque of Rs. 41,000 to the Chief Minister on the occasion towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Nand Lal also spoke on the occasion.

Rakesh Kumar, Principal and Smt. Sarojini Thakur, President, School Management Committee welcomed the Chief Minister.

Kehar Singh Khachi, President, District Shimla Rural Congress Committee, Brij Lal, Chairman, Kailash Federation, Deepak Sood, President, Rampur Nagar Parishad, Anil Gupta, President, Vyapar Mandal, Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra, Pritam Singh Dhota, General Secretary, H.P School Sports Organisation, Raj Kashmiri, a renowned social worker and other prominent person of the area were also present on the occasion.

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MIS for processing grade mangoes approved, would open 34 fruit collection centres: Govt

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government has given approval for implementation of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for Mango procurement of processing grade mangoes in the State during the year 2018.

Under the scheme, 250 metric tonne fruit of seedling, 200 metric tonnes of grafted and 50 metric tonnes of unripe Achari varieties of mangoes will be procured at the rate of Rs. 6.00 per kg Rs. 7.00 per kg. and Rs. 6.00 per kg. respectively.

A Spokesman of the State Government today said that procurement would be done through HPMC and HIMFED in crates and these agencies would be allowed handling charges at Rs. 1.30 per kg. Like the previous year, average sale returns from the fruits have been assessed as Rs. 2000, Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 per metric tonnes for fruits of seedling, grafted and unripe Achari mango varieties respectively.

He said that 34 fruit collection centres will be opened under the scheme for which HPMC and HIMFED would coordinate on the basis of procurement data for the last three to five years.

These centres would be opened by the procurement agencies in case of need and would be manned and operative by HPMC and HIMFED with their own staff.

Under the scheme, 2.5% extra fruit (by weight) will be procured from those farmers/orchardists who possess horticulture cards and who own ten bighas or less land under mango cultivation. As such, no fruit would be procured from the contractors.

He said that this scheme would be implemented in the State with immediate effect till August 15, 2018.

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Industrial units seeking expansion will have to employ 80% Himachalis: Govt

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government today said it has made amendments in the provisions of Rules regarding grant of incentives, concession, and facilities to the industrial units of the state.

As per the new notification of the State government, all existing industrial units (as on April 1, 2018) set up in the state which seek to undertake expansion will have to employ at least 80 percent bonafide Himachalis, informed a spokesperson of the Industries department.

The hiring could be undertaken on regular/contractual/Sub-contractual/daily basis or any other mode of employment including the persons hired through a contractor or through outsourcing agencies against the additional manpower which may be generated as a result of the substantial expansion, it was informed.

This condition would also apply to the new units to be established in the State after 1 April 2018.

Only those industries, which undertake substantial expansion, have to abide by this Rule. Hence, the existing industries, which are not going to undertake substantial expansion, are not bound by the amended/notified provision of this Rule.

He said there is no shortage of trained technical manpower in the State now, therefore, the condition of 80 percent employment of Himachalis has been incorporated in the Rules.

There are around 250 ITIs, 30 Polytechnics Institutes and around 40 Engineering Colleges and Universities in the State and thousands of technically qualified persons are completing their courses and coming out from these institutes in search of jobs.

New trades as per the demand of the industries are also being included in the courses of ITIs, Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges, the spokesperson said.

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Rs. 423 crore HP Mushroom Development project will help in women empowerment: Govt

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Shimla:
The Indian Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has approved Rs. 1131.87 crore projects for Himachal Pradesh.

These include Rs. 708.87 crore for Water Conservation Project for the Department of Irrigation and Public Health and Rs. 423 crore Himachal Pradesh Integrated Mushroom Development project for the Department of Horticulture.

As per the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, an Rs. 423 crore integrated mushroom development project would help to double the income of farmers and provide employment and self-employment opportunities to youth.

The government also expects the project would boost mushroom cultivation in the State. All varieties of mushroom would be cultivated under the project besides importing technical knowledge for cultivating mushroom, which would give a fillip in increasing the income of the farmers, said the government.

The Chief Minister said that this project would also provide an opportunity to the growers of the state to diversify their farming pattern and go for viable and profitable farming avocation.

The mushroom cultivation would also help in women empowerment as more and more women would be motivated to go for mushroom cultivation for increasing their income, thereby making them self-dependent since mushroom cultivation is an indoor activity.

He said the demand for mushrooms is increasing within the state as well as outside the state including export, and it offers better prospects for enterprising growers to take up cultivation on large scale. He announced that modern infrastructure will be developed under the proposed project for controlled cultivation of mushroom round the year.

Further, it was informed that the first phase of the Rs. 4751.24 crore water conservation project worth Rs 708.87 crore will include construction of check dams, ponds, Kuhl’s and other water harvesting structures.

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