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Shimla MC distributed 21.94 MLD water today as per schedule, public is relieved, officials tell CM

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hp gOVT FORMS HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE FOR WATER SUPPLY IN SHIMLA

Shimla: While the public is still complaining about non-adherence to the schedule issued by the State Government on Monday regarding the supply of water to residents, Jai Ram Thakur was told by his senior officers that MC Shimla received 21.94 MLD water today which was distributed according to the schedule released yesterday. They said it has provided great relief to the people.

The Government claimed that water supply was provided to Kasumpati, Panthaghati, Chhota Shimla, Vikasnagar, Patyog, Kangna Dhar, New Shimla, Khalini and other peripheral areas of these regions.

However, the series of protests gained gravity today and people complained that they were not receiving a response from numbers provided by the SMC yesterday.

However, the officers further told the CM that 2 MLD water was taken from Ghandal drinking water supply scheme for providing water to Totu and surrounding wards. They added that Ghandal project which was operated for 17 hours earlier was know being operated for 22 hours so that additional water supply could be ensured to Shimla city.

They said 31 big tankers have been pressed into service out of which 23 tankers ensured water supply to 53 areas by providing 2.70 lakh litre water.

It was informed that 3 MLD additional water has been received by closing Gumma and Giri river irrigation projects and 25 MLD water is expected for Wednesday which would be supplied to the residents.

Jairam Thakur hold meeting to review water supply in shimla

CM Jairam Thakur holds a meeting to review water supply to Shimla town

Water would be supplied to Bharari, Ruldu Bhatta, Kaithu, Annadale, Summer hill, Totu, Manjhiyat, Kachhi Ghati, Tutikandi, Kanlog, Nabha and Fagli on May 30. Water would be supplied to Sanjauli, Sangti, Injan Ghar through tankers on Wednesday.

Chief Minister said that State Government was serious about providing water supply to the residents of Shimla and efforts were being made for the same.

He directed the officers of IPH department to established borewells at Sadhupul, Giri and Sunni so that water could be supplied through tankers from these areas to the city. He also directed to provide sufficient water to hospitals, educational institutions and public toilets beside plugging the leakages.

Shri Mahender Singh Thakur, IPH Minister informed that work on installing handpumps at various places in Shimla city has been started.

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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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