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After rescuing mentally unwell, disabled man from Sirmaur, NGO to arrange for his safe return  

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Mentally ill man rescued in Himachal's sirmaur

Shimla: Once again, Shimla-based non-profit organization, Umang Foundation, has come to the rescue of a homeless and mentally unwell person.

 Very recently, Neeta Ram Bhardwaj, a teacher in Sirmaur district, came across a man in a rain shelter in Kamrau Tehsil’s Bhajaun village. He was disabled, homeless, and appeared to be mentally unstable to her.

Neeta, who is also a member of the NGO, gave him food and clothes and informed the local police.  

Surprisingly, the Paonta Police initially refused to rescue the man, alleged the NGO.

However, when pressurized by the NGO to follow the legal guidelines, the police had to take him into custody and produce before a competent authority.

As per the guidelines of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017, and the orders of the court, it is the duty of the local police to take mentally unwell people into custody on being sighted or reported by any source.

 He was later sent to a mental health and rehabilitation centre for treatment.

 Initially, the man was not able to recall his proper address and identity. Later, with more efforts, the NGO identified the man as Rajesh alias Arjun Kewat (22) –  son of Hate Ram Kewat and a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district.

 The NGO got in connection with the local police in MP and found that Rajesh hailed from a poverty-stricken family. The head of the village had to approach his parents, as they didn’t own a mobile phone.

 The NGO praised the Manjohli Police of Sidhi district for assisting in establishing a contact with Rajesh’s parents.   

 The parents told the NGO that Rajesh had gone missing about two years ago. All this time, they considered their son to be dead and were not hoping to see him again.

They also informed that Rajesh had lost his arm after, due to his mental illness, he once jumped in front of a train.

 The parents requested the NGO to help their son get back home, as they were unable to bear expenses of travelling to Himachal Pradesh.

 Therefore, as a humanitarian act, the NGO has taken full responsibility of arranging for his safe return.  

The NGO has rescued as many as 60 mentally unwell people during last 15 months under its campaign, informed the Chairman Ajai Shrivastava.  

 The NGO had been creating awareness among the people regarding the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act 2017 and the rights of such people.

On sighting such people wandering on streets or localities, one should immediately report it to the nearest police station. The police is bound to take custody and produce them before a competent authority for further action.

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MIS for processing grade mangoes approved, would open 34 fruit collection centres: Govt

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government has given approval for implementation of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for Mango procurement of processing grade mangoes in the State during the year 2018.

Under the scheme, 250 metric tonne fruit of seedling, 200 metric tonnes of grafted and 50 metric tonnes of unripe Achari varieties of mangoes will be procured at the rate of Rs. 6.00 per kg Rs. 7.00 per kg. and Rs. 6.00 per kg. respectively.

A Spokesman of the State Government today said that procurement would be done through HPMC and HIMFED in crates and these agencies would be allowed handling charges at Rs. 1.30 per kg. Like the previous year, average sale returns from the fruits have been assessed as Rs. 2000, Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 per metric tonnes for fruits of seedling, grafted and unripe Achari mango varieties respectively.

He said that 34 fruit collection centres will be opened under the scheme for which HPMC and HIMFED would coordinate on the basis of procurement data for the last three to five years.

These centres would be opened by the procurement agencies in case of need and would be manned and operative by HPMC and HIMFED with their own staff.

Under the scheme, 2.5% extra fruit (by weight) will be procured from those farmers/orchardists who possess horticulture cards and who own ten bighas or less land under mango cultivation. As such, no fruit would be procured from the contractors.

He said that this scheme would be implemented in the State with immediate effect till August 15, 2018.

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Industrial units seeking expansion will have to employ 80% Himachalis: Govt

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government today said it has made amendments in the provisions of Rules regarding grant of incentives, concession, and facilities to the industrial units of the state.

As per the new notification of the State government, all existing industrial units (as on April 1, 2018) set up in the state which seek to undertake expansion will have to employ at least 80 percent bonafide Himachalis, informed a spokesperson of the Industries department.

The hiring could be undertaken on regular/contractual/Sub-contractual/daily basis or any other mode of employment including the persons hired through a contractor or through outsourcing agencies against the additional manpower which may be generated as a result of the substantial expansion, it was informed.

This condition would also apply to the new units to be established in the State after 1 April 2018.

Only those industries, which undertake substantial expansion, have to abide by this Rule. Hence, the existing industries, which are not going to undertake substantial expansion, are not bound by the amended/notified provision of this Rule.

He said there is no shortage of trained technical manpower in the State now, therefore, the condition of 80 percent employment of Himachalis has been incorporated in the Rules.

There are around 250 ITIs, 30 Polytechnics Institutes and around 40 Engineering Colleges and Universities in the State and thousands of technically qualified persons are completing their courses and coming out from these institutes in search of jobs.

New trades as per the demand of the industries are also being included in the courses of ITIs, Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges, the spokesperson said.

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Rs. 423 crore HP Mushroom Development project will help in women empowerment: Govt

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Shimla:
The Indian Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has approved Rs. 1131.87 crore projects for Himachal Pradesh.

These include Rs. 708.87 crore for Water Conservation Project for the Department of Irrigation and Public Health and Rs. 423 crore Himachal Pradesh Integrated Mushroom Development project for the Department of Horticulture.

As per the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, an Rs. 423 crore integrated mushroom development project would help to double the income of farmers and provide employment and self-employment opportunities to youth.

The government also expects the project would boost mushroom cultivation in the State. All varieties of mushroom would be cultivated under the project besides importing technical knowledge for cultivating mushroom, which would give a fillip in increasing the income of the farmers, said the government.

The Chief Minister said that this project would also provide an opportunity to the growers of the state to diversify their farming pattern and go for viable and profitable farming avocation.

The mushroom cultivation would also help in women empowerment as more and more women would be motivated to go for mushroom cultivation for increasing their income, thereby making them self-dependent since mushroom cultivation is an indoor activity.

He said the demand for mushrooms is increasing within the state as well as outside the state including export, and it offers better prospects for enterprising growers to take up cultivation on large scale. He announced that modern infrastructure will be developed under the proposed project for controlled cultivation of mushroom round the year.

Further, it was informed that the first phase of the Rs. 4751.24 crore water conservation project worth Rs 708.87 crore will include construction of check dams, ponds, Kuhl’s and other water harvesting structures.

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