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HP Cabinet Decisions 2018: 20 ULBs given power to approve building plans, recognition for Himachali filmmakers   

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HP Cabinet Meeting March 2018

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, in a meeting held on March 5 gave approval to the supplementary grant demands for the year 2017-18.

The Executive officers or Panchayat secretaries of the 20 Nagar Panchayats, which are governed by the sub-rules of Urban development department till date, will be given powers equal to the Director Town and Country Planning department (TCP), decided the Cabinet.

The people of these urban local bodies (ULBs) will now be able to obtain all the approvals and clearances through a single window system instead of applying to (TCP). 

These urban local bodies include Nagar Panchayats Sunni, Kotkhai, Jubbal, Arki, Rajgarh, Shri Naina Devi Ji, Daulatpur, Santoshgarh, Tahliwal, Kangra, Nurpur, Nagrota, Dehra, Jwalamukhi, Jawali, Chowari, Sarkaghat, Riwalsar, Karsog and Banjar.

The Cabinet also discussed the issue pertaining to provide recognition to Himachali regional language films and consider a possible solution for Himachali filmmakers who make their films in regional language and dialects, so that they could be recognized for awards at the National level.

The Cabinet approved setting up of Rs. 748.30 lakh Regional-cum-Facilitation Centre (RFC) of National Medicinal Plants Board under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, at Jogindernagar in district Mandi along-with requisite staff for running the Centre.

The Centre will get an annual grant of Rs. 149.60 lakh. It would provide inputs for the conservation, cultivation, technology up-gradation, sale of medicinal plants, training and research, development of region-specific quality planting material etc.

List of HP Cabinet’s Other Decisions 

The cabinet gave approvals to :

  • To upgrade Community Health Centre Bhawarna in district Kangra to 50 bed Civil Hospital along-with creation of 20 posts of various categories in the hospital
  • To upgrade Primary Health Centre Balichowki in Mandi district to Community Health Centre
  • To open Sub Treasury office at Shahpur in district Kangra along-with creation of five posts of various categories in Accounts and Lotteries Department
  • Approval to open fire post at Patli Kuhl in Kullu district

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UHF Nauni, SJVN joins hands to train 800 farmers/orchardist to start own enterprises

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UHF Nauni and SJVNL training farmers in Himachal

Solan: Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Foundation have come together to provide training and improve the expertise of Himachal farmers, informed Suchet Attri, the Public Relations Officer, UHF.

The objective of the agreement is to motivate the farmers to start their own enterprise by using modern agriculture and horticulture technologies, said the PRO.

The two organisations have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for one year for Rs 55 lakh under which UHF will be organizing 32 trainings at its main campus and different stations,

said Suchet Attri.

The varsity said under the agreement, it will be organizing trainings of one-week duration for farmers from different districts of the state. Over 800 farmers and orchardists will be trained under this initiative in one year.

The SJVN Foundation will bear the total cost of these trainings. This is the second instance that the UHF’s Directorate of Extension Education has signed this MoU,

Suchet Attri.

The participants will be trained on the various aspects of agriculture and horticulture including the modern technologies used in these fields. This year, the trainees will also get a chance to visit the farms of progressive farmers so that they can acquire firsthand experience and get motivated to start their own ventures, the PRO informed.

The MoU was signed between Avdesh Prasad, SJVN AGM and Dr Vijay Singh Thakur, UHF’s Director of Extension Education. Dr Mai Chand, Joint Director (Training), Dr Anil Sood, Extension Coordinator and Dheeraj Gupta from SJVN were present on the occasion.

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Shimla Police nabs Nigerian man with 25 grams Chitta

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Nigerian man arrested by shimla police with chitta

Shimla: With the assistance of the Delhi Police, the district police has arrested a Nigerian national Kra Basile for alleged involvement in drug peddling to Shimla.

A team led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shimla (City), Dinesh Sharma, also recovered 25 grams of Chitta (heroin) from his possession during questioning.

During the course of interrogation the said Nigerian National was trying to conceal something. On being suspicious of narcotics/ contraband, a search of the above person was conducted in the presence of DSP City. During the search, 25.46 gram Chitta (heroin) has been recovered from the possession of Nigerian National,

said the FIR registered at the Police Station, Dhalli, under Sections 21,29 of the ND&PS Act.

Related Story: Two Shimla youth held with 19 grams Chitta

As per the Sharma, the said accused is believed to be involved in supply to several parts of the district for some time. His name had appeared during the questioning from some local youth allegedly arrested with Chitta during past week, he said.

Following this lead, the police put his number on tracking, and a trap was laid to nab him by posing as a decoy customer.

It is expected that his interrogation would lead to more revelations and arrests of others linked with this network.

Also Read: Story of Shimla youth who started with smoking charas at 17, ended up in jail at 22 as drug peddler

The DSP Sharma and other staff members were cheering considering it a breakthrough amid heavy pressure from the public due to an alarming rise in involvment of youth in drug/substance abuse.

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15 lakh saplings planted in Himachal by 80,000 people in 3 days, claims Forest Minister

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15 lakh sapling planted in Himachal Pradesh on van mahotsav

Shimla: The Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur today said that three days statewide plantation campaign from 12 to 14 July 2018 was launched in the State and more than 15 lakh saplings were planted in different parts of the State.

He said that the campaign was undertaken in all 13 Forest Circles in the state and Forty-one Forest Divisions participated in the campaign. Plantations were performed at 600 sites of the state. Chamba Forest Division with 99,281 plants was at First position followed by Ani and Rampur Forest Divisions with 81,369 and 80,059 plants respectively.

More than six lakh deodar species were planted beside broad leave and other conifers. He said that the entire plantation campaign was monitored online.

He said that all walks of life including school children, women, senior citizen and youth comprising 80000 people actively participated in the campaign. Plantation activities were performed from the boundaries of the state in the north with Jammu and Kashmir to Yamuna River in south and Kinnaur district in the east to boundaries of the state with Punjab in the west, he added.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had inaugurated state level Van Mahotsav on July 10 from Rajgargh in Sirmaur district. Governor Acharya Devvrat also participated in the campaign at Nehra in Shimla District on July 13 2018.

He said that plantation activities are still going on and it is expected that total 17 lakh plants will be planted by the end of the campaign.

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