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Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited worth Rs. 770 crore approved in Cabinet meeting

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Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited

Shimla: The formation of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) has been approved by the Cabinet in a meeting held on April 16, 2018.

The purpose, it said, will be to manage water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places. It will also include raw water off-take treatment and distribution of potable water and recycled non- potable water, wastewater collection, treatment, reuse, recycling and disposal.

The estimated project cost is Rs. 770 crore and will be implemented with financial assistance from the World Bank.

Further, the Cabinet approved in principle transportation guidelines for the safe plying of transport vehicles deployed in schools. The transport department will also send letters to all the principals of all the private schools on behalf the Chief Minister informing them about the school transportation safety guidelines.

Now, the Gram Vidya Upasak (EGS) working in elementary education department will now get an honorarium of Rs. 21,500 per month, three percent annual increment, 12 days casual leave and 10 days medical leave along with framing of transfer policy on the analogy of Primary Assistant Teachers.

The Cabinet decided to create and fill up various posts in Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Shimla and Dharamshala Smart City Mission to execute works worth Rs. 2906 crore and Rs. 2105 crore for Smart City Shimla and Dharamshala respectively.

For Shimla Smart City, 24 posts will be filled on a secondment basis and 26 posts of different categories will be filled up on outsource basis.

A similar number of posts will also be filled for Dharamshala Smart City on Secondment  and outsource basis.

New Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Sub Division of HP PWD will be created at Kangu  (Salapar) in Mandi district along-with nine posts of different categories for expediting work on widening of Salapar-Tatapani road under Central Road Fund. The Government of India has approved Rs. 219 crore for this road, it was informed.

The Cabinet gave its approval to open new Industrial Training Institute at Nihari in Mandi district with six trades, along with the creation of 30 posts of different categories to man the institute.

The Cabinet gave its nod to transfer six panchayats of Dharampur assembly constituency viz. Paplog, Basantpur, Rakhoh, Bakrata, Darapa and Barchhward from IPH Sub Division Tihra in Division Dharampur to IPH Sub Division /Division Sarkaghat in Mandi district.

It also decided to transfer these panchayats from the administrative control of  IPH Section Cholthara under Sub Division Tihra, Division Dharampur to Rakhoh by creating IPH Section under Division and Sub Division Sarkaghat in Mandi district.

It also decided to create one Sewerage Section at Sundernagar under IPH Division/Sub Division at Sundernagar.  

In order to provide better mobility to the home guards and civil defence at the time of natural calamities or distress, the Cabinet decided to grant approval to the Home Guard and Civil Defence Department to purchase ten new trucks as replacements for its effective functioning.

The Cabinet also decided to create and fill up three posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Divisional Commissioner Office Shimla on a contract basis.

 

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt

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HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated

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Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead

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Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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