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HP Budget 2019-20: Govt fulfilled all poll promises in one year, says Governor

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HP Budget session 2019-20

Shimla-The Budget Session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha for 2019-20 began on Monday with the address of the Governor Acharya Devvrat. The Governor claimed that the current government has already fulfilled most of the poll promises in the first year of its term.

In his address, the Governor presented statistics of the accomplishments in various fields.

In the last year, 1342 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Total 1724 people including 10 foreigners were arrested for alleged drug peddling, the Governor claimed. He said the State Government has formed a joint plan with neighbouring states to tighten the grip on drug mafia.

As per the official data presented by the Governor, the decision taken to increase the support price of Kharif and Rabi crops upto 150 percent of the production cost has helped in doubling the income of the farmers.

Total 3.74 lakh digital ration cards and 1.42 lakh ‘Kisaan Credit Cards’ were issued in the last one year, he said.

A total 2000 hectares land was brought under the horticulture, while 1880 hectare land was benefited by the irrigation schemes of the Government during the last one year, he said.

He claimed that 4.80 lakh online ‘soil health cards’ were issued in the last year. He further said that 9000 farmers were trained in organic farming techniques and 3000 of them actually adopted it.    

In the last year, he said, total 1398 complaints were received through the ‘Gudiya Helpline’ and 1344 of them were disposed of.  

Through the ‘Hoshiyar Singh Helpline -1090’, total 1325 complaints were received. He claimed that the government attended to and took action on all the complaints.

For the sewerage and water supply scheme for Shimla, the Government has secured a loan of Rs. 988 crores from the World Bank in January 2019 that has also agreed to release Rs 292 crores as the first instalment.

Claiming that the State Government dealt efficiently with the water crisis that Shimla City had faced in the summers of 2018, he said the water supply to Shimla has risen to 51 MLD from 40 MLD after replacement of old supply pipelines.

Total electricity production of the State was 1765 million units by December 2018, which is 91 percent of the target set for the year, the Governor said. The Government has also replaced 20520 old electricity meters with new electronic meters.

He claimed the Government has provided high-speed Internet facility to 221 Gram Panchayats.

The Government transferred 3175 crores to the beneficiaries under as many as 56 different schemes under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, he said.

He also said that the Government is spending Rs 600 crores on 5.11 lakh candidates under social security pension.

An online monitoring system ‘HimPragti’ was also launched, which is monitored by the Chief Minister, he said.

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Total 332 Bird Species Located in Himachal Pradesh

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Bird Species Count in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla-As per the Great Backyard Bird Count (7th Indian edition), the number of bird species in Himachal Pradesh was 332 in 2018, a spokesman of State Forest Department informed on February 21, 2019.  

PCCF (WL) Dr. Savita said that among the Indian States, Himachal Pradesh shared the topmost position with Uttrakhand where the highest number of species was recorded.  

Birding locations included wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, conservation reserves, villages and urban areas. He said that more than 150 bird species were recorded in Mandi, Shimla, Kangra and Sirmaur districts.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science initiative intended to encourage both amateur and professional bird-watchers to contribute towards the understanding bird and their biology in a better way.

The Department said that amateur birders from across the state contributed in the count in addition to 287 checklists that were uploaded into e-Bird by 55 participants.

 Participation in the event involved a minimum of 15 minutes bird watching during which all the bird species seen were counted and listed.  It involved bird watching sessions with school teachers and students, birding involving local villagers and panchayat representatives and training of frontline staff of the forest department in bird identification.

The Department said a detailed report is in preparation and will be circulated by the first week of March

This initiative was coordinated by Joint Secretary (Forests) Sat Pal Dhiman, Chief Conservator Forest (HQR) Nagesh Guleria, Chief Conservator Forest (WL) South Sushil Kapta, DFO (Hqr) N.P.S. Dhaulta along with other senior officers of the department.

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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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