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Himachal selected as ‘Best Big State’ in field of education, to be rewarded in New Delhi: CM

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SHIMLA- Congress led government claimed that Himachal Pradesh has been selected as the Best Big State in field of education for which the state will get in State of States Award, New Delhi. The total strength of schools in Himachal is around 15500 and 115 degree colleges, informed the Chief Minister.

Besides it, the government has announced various projects for Kullu districts. These announcements includes upgradation of Health Sub Centre Kinza to Primary Health Centre, Chatani Middle School to High School, Primary Schools Dhobhi, Tosh and Kalon to Middle Schools, and opening of new Primary School at Halainee.  Opening of an Ayurvedic dispensary at Tarambali,  a Nature Park at Kasol and construction of new road to connect Nakthan-Rudranag from Barshaini was also announced.

Administration has been directed to tar the road from Sharugi Mor to Dehnidhar, construction of road from Barituni to Talogi NH, and metalling of Juani road and widening of road from Ramshila to Kinza.

The government claimed that as far as the drinking water and Irrigation facilities are concerned, almost every house has safe drinking tap water and numbers of irrigation schemes are catering to the needs of the farmers of the State.

Government claimed crop diversification and protective farming as the thrust areas of the State as agriculture provides direct employment to about 60 per cent of total workforce of the State farmers who are provided 85 per cent project assistance for construction of poly-houses under Rs 111.19 crore Dr. YS Parmar Kisan Swarozgar Yojana.

Government also stated that Rs 154 crore Rajiv Gandhi Micro Irrigation Scheme is also being implemented in the State for providing drip irrigation facilities to the farmers, stated the Chief Minister.

Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Vidya Stokes claimed that the State Government is spending a sum of Rs 2292 on Irrigation and drinking water supply schemes in the State. Ninety percent tap water is provided to the people of the State. Various irrigation and drinking water schemes worth Rs 23 crore were dedicated to the people of Kullu fulfilling the long pending demand of the region., said the minister.

A subsidy of Rs 410 crore is being provided to the people on electricity use for domestic and agricultural purpose, she said. A sum of Rs. 1100 crore is being incurred under Horticulture Development Mission in the State to facilitate the agriculturalists and horticulturalists of the State, the minister added.

These announcements were made by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, while addressing public meeting at Bari Padhru on left bank of River Beas in Kullu made several announcements which includes

 

 

 

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

HP Police Presidents Colours award ceremony

The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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