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CM announce Rs 120 cr development projects in Shimla Rural Assembly Segment

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SHIMLA-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid foundation stones and inaugurated Rs 120 crore development projects on his one-day visit to Shimla Rural Assembly Segment today.

He performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Health Sub Centre at Bamot in Sub-Tehsil Dhami to be constructed at a cost of rupees 24 lakh. Mr Singh laid foundation stone of PHC Buildng at Nehra in Sub-Tehsil Dhami to cost 1.75 crore and foundation stone of additional block of Government Senior Secondary School, Dargi to be constructed at a cost of rupees 1.75 crore. He also inaugurated new 4.5 Km Nahewat-Nayaser link road at Pahal constructed at a cost of Rs 70 lakh and newly constructed Panchayat Bhawan building of Gram Panchayat, Pahal constructed at cost of Rs 6.50 lakh.

The Chief Minister while addressing Public meetings at Pahal and Bychari said that government had undertaken works Listing the developments, he said that Rs 421.66 crore were being spent by the Public Works department on construction of roads, bridges and buildings alone.

He said to ensure development of the area, the present Government had opened PWD division at Dhami and PWD division at Sunni was already functioning.

He said the State was having five National Highways and was well connected with link roads. The government was determined to connect every village with roads, he added.

The Chief Minister exhorted people to adopt off season vegetable cultivation and floriculture in the area and urged to construct Check-dams for storing water, which will add to the economy.

However, people should not stop the traditional cultivation altogether, he said, adding that they should also adopt Diary farming as an avocation, which will also lead to indirect employment.

He remembered the contribution of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Dr Y S Parmar in development of the state.

Mr Singh also remembered Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister for co-operating with the state government in terms of development, during his Chief Ministership.

Stressing on strengthening the health sector in Shimla rural Assembly segment, the Chief Minister said more Health Sub Centres and Primary Health Centres would be opened in rural areas of the constituency.

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Bat deaths in Himachal not due to Nipah Virus, Don’t panic: Govt

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Shimla: To put an end to the rumours of Nipah virus outbreak in Himachal Pradesh after dead bats were found in Sirmaur a couple of days ago and then in Mandi district on Friday, the State Government today issued a statement asking people not to panic about it.

Apart from the outbreak of Nipah Virus in two districts of Kerala State no information regarding its spread has been reported from any other part of Himachal as well as the country, stated Additional Chief Secretary, Health B.K. Agarwal in a meeting held here today.

He said that only fruit bats (flying fox) have been found carrying this virus. These types of bats are found in the coastal regions of the county.

Therefore, there is no possibility of Nipah Virus in the bats found in Himachal Pradesh.

He said that the bats reported having died in the state were not due to the virus as these species do not die by Nipah Virus.

Agarwal said that a few days back samples from dead bats in Sirmaur were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing and all the samples were reported negative for Nipah Virus.

Additional Chief Secretary has advised people not to panic about the Nipah Virus. He said that all the medical colleges of the State were prepared to deal with the situation if needed.

Officers of Health, Animal husbandry, Forest & Horticulture department were present in the meeting, chaired by Agarwal.

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Met predicts state-wide rains in Himachal on May 31 and June 1

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Shimla: As a ray of hope amid acute water-scarcity prevailing in Himachal Pradesh’s various regions including the capital town Shimla, the Meteorological Department, Shimla, has predicted state-wide rain with thunderstorms on May 31 and June 1.

If lucky, four districts including Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, and Shimla can receive a spell of rain on May 29 and 30 too.

With the rains, the people also hope to see a relief from the scorching heat of summer sun and forest fires. The Fire Department is reportedly facing trouble in dousing forest fires due to water scarcity.

As per the Met department, District Bilaspur and Una recorded 41℃ and 43℃ temperature on Saturday.

The farmers in rural areas and the public in towns, both are facing a hard time due to a shortage of water. Shimla town has run into a situation of chaos as the Mayor Kusum Sadret on Friday left for her China visit. The situation is such that the Chief Minister had to call an emergency meeting with Irrigation & Public Health Department to take stock of the situation.

The High Court had also taken cognizance of the media report and directed the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to provide adequate funds to the State for water-supply schemes worth over Rs. 700 crores.

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400 fire watchers deployed, Rs. 1.75 cr. sanctioned for checking forest fires in Himachal: Forest Minister

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Shimla: The Forest Minister of Himachal Pradesh Govind Singh Thakur today informed that four hundred fire watchers have been deputed across the State and added that Rs. 1.75 crore has been sanctioned by the GoI for checking and management of fire incidents in the State.

Every year, forest fires in summers turn a large amount of forest wealth to ashes. 

He said that State government has started a new project from this year for management of fire incidents by spending Rs. 1 crore additionally.

He also claimed that with a view to check the number of forest fire incidents in the State, the department implemented an awareness campaign in the month of March which proved effective and a lot of support and cooperation is coming from people in tackling fire incidents.

He said that about 9500 people got connected to the website of Forest Survey of India Dehradun which proved helpful to them in receiving information about fire incidents in their areas.

He said that the department also started a toll-free number for receiving this information. He said that the information regarding fire incidents is coming faster this year as compared to previous years due to these measures and action is being taken instantly.

He urged the people of the State to extend support to the department.

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