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

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disability camps in Himachal

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.

Photo: icicilombard/Representational

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HP Civil Supplies Selling Onion at Rs. 64 per kg

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HP Govt Onion Sale in Himachal PRadesh

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation has purchased 1200 quintals of imported onion from M/s NEFAD Delhi, which is being distributed through various godowns and fair price shops of the Corporation, to provide relief to the consumers from unexpected rise in onions prices.

A spokesperson of the corporation informed that the onion are being made available to the common public at rate of Rs. 64 per kilogram as per the directions of the State Government, which would be available to the public on ‘first come first buy’ basis. Till now, almost 800 quintal onion has been distributed and the remaining 400 quintal onion would be distributed within a period of seven to ten days.

He said that the State Government has bought the onion from imported stock of the Union Government. Spokesperson said that department is keeping strict vigil on hoarding of onion and if any such case is found, strict action would be taken against the defaulter.

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More Rain/Snow in Himachal Till Jan 22: HP Met

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Snow prediction for shimla 2020

Shimla-Shimla has received yet another spell of snow on Thursday, leading to road blockage and blackouts in some places. In Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri and Hatu Peak were covered in thick layer of snow. The traffic movement on National Highway-05 was hit in the upper region of Shimla. Hundreds of people including tourists were stranded in snow.

Local police had to carry out rescue work till late at night. With the help of machines, the road was opened for hundreds of stuck vehicles, buses, and tourists.  

Driving towards Kufri has become a dangerous task due to frozen roads. Therefore, the local police has urged tourists to avoid driving towards Kufri.

Other than Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, peaks of Kullu, and Kinnaur have also witnessed a fresh spell of snow, affecting daily life.

Following it, the state is reeling under a coldwave. Keylong was coldest at -10 Degree Celsius, followed by Kalpa at -4.2, and Kufri -1.8, Dalhousie at -0.8, and Shimla at 0.6.

The HP Meteorological Department has predicted more rain/snow till January 22 except on January 19. According to the Met, while plans/lower hills are likely to witness rain/thundershowers at isolated places, the middle and higher hills can receive scattered rain/snow.

The Met has predicted widespread rain/snow on January 21.

 

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Hamirpur’s Reena Among 100 Meritorious Students Invited to Watch Republic Day Parade from PM Box

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UHF Nauni Dr Reena Kumari

Solan-Dr Reena Kumari, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Vegetable Science at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been invited to watch Republic Day Parade 2020 from the Prime Minister’s Box at Rajpath, New Delhi.

She is among the 100 meritorious students selected from across the country by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India to witness the event. The travel and lodging expenses are being borne by the MHRD. 

Hailing from a small village Kashmir in District Hamirpur, Dr Reena was the topper of her school in class 10 +2 and joined UHF in the year 2009. She completed her master’s and doctorate in the discipline of Vegetable Science under the guidance of Dr Ramesh K Bhardwaj and has worked on improvement and development of new varieties in cucumber. Dr Reena has scored 88.00 and 86.60 % marks in MSc and PhD programme respectively with a gold medal in her PhD programme.

She was the university merit scholarship holder during her graduation and post- graduation programmes. Besides, she has also published eight research papers, one book chapter, review paper and popular article. Dr Reena has qualified various examinations like JRF and SRF.

An ecstatic Dr Reena thanked the MHRD and the university and for giving her the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the grand parade from the Prime Minister’s box. Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor, senior officers and students of the university congratulated Dr Reena on her selection.

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