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HP Cabinet Decisions: Stipend to MBBS and BDS interns enhanced, nod to operationalise Medical University at Ner Chowk

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HP Cabinet Meeting June 2018

Shimla: The Cabinet, in its meeting held today, decided to operationalise Medical University at Ner Chowk in Mandi district for effective management and monitoring of all the medical colleges of the State.

The Cabinet gave the approval to enhance stipend to the MBBS interns of IGMC Shimla, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda and BDS interns of H.P. Dental College, Shimla from Rs. 10,000 to Rs.15000.

The Cabinet gave its nod to provide Rs. 500 per month to nursing personnel working in the Health and Family Welfare Department as daily diet money.

The Cabinet decided to fill up 75 vacant posts of Agriculture Extension Officers in Agriculture Department by direct recruitment through H.P. Staff Selection Commission on a contract basis.

It also gave its nod to fill up 40 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis in Agriculture Department through H.P. Staff Selection Commission on a contract basis.

The Cabinet also decided to purchase 28 vehicles in Irrigation and Public Health Department for the smooth functioning of the department at field level.

Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhawan Yojna

It also decided to implement Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhawan Yojna in the State under one community building would be constructed in each assembly constituency to facilitate the people for organizing various social, welfare and cultural activities etc. at a cost of Rs. 30 lakh.

Mukhya Mantri Madhu Vikas Yojna

In another decision, it gave its nod to the guidelines for implementation of Mukhya Mantri Madhu Vikas Yojna. The scheme will be implemented by the Horticulture Department, and it is expected to benefit all the beekeepers engaged in commercial beekeeping besides the beekeepers willing to adopt beekeeping as a source of their livelihood.

Likewise, the Cabinet agreed to enhance the number of days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act from 100 to 120 days which will benefit thousands of such persons.

It gave nod to notify the Himachal Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code 2018 (HPECBC) and Himachal Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Rules, 2018.

The purpose of HPECBC is to provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design and construction of buildings in Himachal Pradesh. The Code also provides two additional sets of incremental requirements for buildings to achieve enhanced levels of energy efficiency that go beyond the minimum requirements.

The code is applicable to buildings or building complexes that have a total built-up area of 750 square meters or more and an intended to be used for commercial purposes.

The private residential building shall not come under the ambit of the Code.
The Cabinet approved enhancement of borrowing limit of Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. from Rs. 5000 crore to Rs. 7000 crore.

It agreed to open B. Pharmacy College at Rakkar in district Kangra along with the creation of various posts of various categories to manage the institute.

The Cabinet gave its approval to open Fire Post at Thunag in district Mandi along-with creation of various posts of different categories and purchase of two fire-fighting vehicles to man the Post.

It gave its nod to create new Division Seraj at Janjehali and new Sub Division of Public Works Department at Bagsiad in Mandi district.

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

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HP Mango MIS approved 2

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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Employment to himachalis in industries

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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Mushroom cultivation in himachal pradesh


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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