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Chance for Himachal’s disabled to get identified and avail social security schemes

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SHIMLA- Ahead of the World Disability Day, Himachal Pradesh Government has started a State level campaign for identification of eligible disabled persons in all districts. These special disability camps are being organized to examine maximum number of disabled so that eligible persons could be provided social security pension.

Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Anuradha Thakur told that these camps were being organised at block level for screening of persons with disability. The State government had set a goal to examine maximum number of disabled before World Disability Day on 3 December, 2016 so that all eligible persons could start getting social security pension from 1 January, 2017, she said.

The camps have already been organized in  Lahaul-Spiti in September, this year. She said detailed programme had been chalked out district-wise for organizing these camps in the presence of specialized doctors.

District-Wise Dates of Camps

In Kangra district

Date Place
3-Nov Civil Hospital Baijnath
4-Nov Civil Hospital (CH) Nagrota Bagwan
8-Nov CH Palampur
10-Nov CH Dadasiba
11-Nov PHC Tiara
15-Nov CH Nurpur
17-Nov CHC Bhawarna
18-Nov CH Shahpur
22-Nov CHC Indora
24-Nov CHC Thural
25-Nov CHC Nagrota Surian
29-Nov CH Fatehpur

In Bilaspur district

On 4 November at Regional Hospital Bilaspur ,

Date Place
4-Nov Regional Hospital Bilaspur
22-Nov Shri Naina Devi
24-Nov Bharari
25-Nov RH Bilaspur
29-Nov Jehjawin

In Chamba district

The camps had been planned for 4 November at CH Bharmour,

Date Place
8-Nov CHC Salooni
9-Nov CH Tissa
22-Nov CHC Choori
29-Nov PHC Samote

In Hamirpur district,

06 camps would be organized during the campaign. On 3 November at CH Sujanpur,

Date Place
10-Nov CH Tauni Devi
17-Nov CH Bhoranj
1-Dec CHC Nadaun
8-Dec CHC Barsar

In Kullu district,

The campaign would begin with camp at CH Manali on 16 November,

Date Place
17-Nov CHC Jari
18-Nov CH Banjar
19-Nov RH Kullu
22-Nov CH Anni
23-Nov CH Nirmand

In Sirmaur district,

The camps would be organized at Dr YS PGMC Nahan on 3 November,

Date Place
11-Nov Paonta Sahib Hospital
15-Nov Sarahan Hospital
23-Nov Sangrah Hospital
29-Nov Shillai Hospital

In Solan district,

05 camps would be organized including at RH Solan on 16 November

Date Place
19-Nov CH Kunihar
21-Nov PHC Patta Mehlog
23-Nov CH Kandaghat
25-Nov CHC Nalagarh

In Shimla district,

The camps would be organized at Kotkhai on 16 November,

Date Place
19-Nov Kumarsain
23-Nov Tikkar
26-Nov Rampur Bushahr
30-Nov Chirgaon

In Kinnaur district,

The camps have been scheduled at CHC Bhaba Nagar on 12 November,

Date Place
18-Nov CHC Pooh
19-Nov CHC Sangla

In Una district,

Camps have been fixed at CHC Gagret on 9 November,

Date Place
16-Nov CH Amb
23-Nov PHC Thanakalan
30-Nov Prem Ashram, Una

In Mandi district,

The camps would be organized at CHC Barot on 11 November,

Date Place
17-Nov CHC Baldwara
23-Nov CHC Lad Bhadol
28-Nov CH Gohar

Anuradha Thakur requested the disabled persons to avail this opportunity so that they could be examined and if found eligible for social security pension they would be issued identity card on the spot during this campaign.

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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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