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Himachal Signs 159 MoUs, Will Fetch Rs.17, 000 crore Investment, Employment to 40,000, says CM

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HP Govt Signs MoUs under HP Global Investor Meet

Shimla-Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on February 25, 2019, informed that Himachal Pradesh has signed 159 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony held under H.P. Global Investors Meet.

 He claimed it will fetch a total investment of more than Rs.17,000 crore and provide employment opportunities to over 40,000 people.

Details of the MoUs Signed by HP Government:

  • 3 MoUs were signed with Public Sector Undertakings for an investment amount of Rs. 1115 crore
  • 88 MoUs for Department of Industries for an investment amount of Rs. 5243 crore,
  • 36 MoUs for Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation for an investment amount of Rs. 2810 crore,
  • 17 MoUs for Department of Urban Development for an investment amount of Rs. 4332 crore,
  • One MoUs for Language Art and Culture for an investment amount of Rs. 25 crore,
  • 2  MoUs for Health and Family Welfare for an investment amount of Rs. 685 crore,
  • 6 MoUs for Ayurveda for an investment amount of Rs. 357 crore,
  • 1 MoUs for Department of Information Technology for an investment amount of Rs. 10 crore
  •  5 MoUs were signed for Department of Transport for an investment amount of Rs.  2780 Crore

Jai Ram Thakur said that MoU was also signed under Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) Funds for preserving, publicising and managing four heritage monuments (Aaj Purani Rahoan Se) of the State viz Sapri Fort, Kalka Shimla Heritage Railway lines, Nirmand Parshuram Temple and Chitkul Village in Kinnaur.


The State is a Dev Bhoomi, with almost zero rate of crime, responsive and accountable administration and investor friendly industrial policy,

he said.

He said that the State has three operational airports in Himachal Pradesh in Kullu, Kangra & Shimla and 63 operational helipads

He further informed said that entrepreneurs/ industrialists willing to set up new industry or undertaking expansion would be entitled to 30% Capital Investment Subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 crore on their plant and machinery under Industrial Development Scheme of DIPP, Government of India.

The State government has also planned the “Global Investors Meet” during the month of June this year at Dharamshala. It would focus on a wide range of sectors like Tourism, Electronics and Information Technology, Education and Skill Development, Healthcare and Ayush, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure and Logistics, Power and Renewable Energy, Agro and Food Processing.

He said that this proposal is the first in leveraging the cultural heritage of the State under the Ministry of Tourism’s “Adopt a Heritage Scheme” that seeks CSR funding by corporate houses.

He said that efforts would be made to ensure online clearances under section 118 so as to ensure fast clearances of the projects. He said that apart from Industries MoUs have been signed in Tourism, Wellness, Transport, Housing and Language, Art and Culture sectors etc.

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HP Health Dept Scam: Congress Plans Campaign Against Govt Corruption, Wants ‘White Paper’ on Purchases and CM’s Resignation

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Himachal PRadesh Health Department Scam

Shimla-The Congress Party in Himachal Pradesh on June 4, 2020, submitted a memorandum to the Governor Bandaru Dattatraya demanding an enquiry by a sitting High Court Judge in the recent purchases of COVID-19 equipment made by the Health Department.

The Congress Delegation was led by HPCC President Kuldeep Singh Rathore along with Mukesh Agnihotri, Dr, Col. Dhani Ram Shandil, Jagat Singh Negi,  Nand Lal, Mohan Lal Brakta, Vinay Kumar, Vikram Aditya Singh and Ashish Butail.  

Congress claimed that it had highlighted the issue of massive corruption in the health department following which the Director Health Services was arrested. Eventually, when the Congress Party raised a hue and cry, it led to the resignation of State BJP Chief Rajeev Bindal, Congress claimed. Congress demanded a “White Paper” on the purchases made by the Health Department and the resignation of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur since he is also holds the charge of the Health Ministry.

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Yesterday, the HPCC had submitted memorandums to the Governor at district level through Deputy Commissioners.

In the second phase, the Congress Party has directed the senior leaders to conduct press conferences throughout the state from June 6 to  June 15, 2020. The sitting MLAs along with senior Congressmen would highlight the growing level of corruption in the Health Department at the behest of ruling BJP Govt, the party said. In the third phase, Congress Spokespersons would highlight this issue in their respective Districts.

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The party said that its Social Media Cell would start a campaign under the hashtag  Health Corruption where the party office bearers, leaders and sympathizers would come online simultaneously at various social media platforms to highlight this issue among masses.

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Himachal-Two Dozen New Cases on June 4 from Nine Districts, 29 Recovers

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Himachal pradesh corona cases on june 4, 2020

Shimla-On June 4, 2020, Himachal Pradesh reported 24 new cases of coronavirus from eight districts – Sirmaur, Kangra, Mandi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Shimla, Chamba, Una and Kullu. The total for the State has risen to 383, of which 199 are active cases, 175 patients have recovered, five died, and four migrated to outside State.  As many as 29 patients from different districts reported having recovered yesterday.

According to the last daily COVID-19 bulletin released by the State Health Department for June 4 (9:00 PM), among these districts, highest seven cases were reported from Sirmaur district, four from Kangra, Three from Mandi, Two from Chamba, one each from Kullu, Bilaspur, Una and Shimla, and four from Hamirpur.

In Sirmuar district, seven persons who tested positive for COVID-19 include two returnees from Delhi and four from Uttar Pradesh. In the seventh case, a woman from Nahan tested positive. Her case appeared in random sampling. Four others also belong to Nahan while two belong to Kolwala Bhood area.

District-Wise COVID-19 Cases in Himachal Pradesh Till June 4, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 cases on June 4, 2020

In Kangra, two residents of Baijnath area who had returned from Delhi in their vehicle tested positive. The third patient also belong to Baijnath area and had returned from the USA in a flight.

In Mandi, two residents of Dharampur and one resident of Gumma testes positive. All three were under home-quarantine.

In Kullu, a woman who hails from Mandi district has tested positive. One case was reported from Shimla, but not much information was available about this person.

In Bilaspur, an ITBP jawan who had returned from Delhi in a cab with another person tested positive. He is said to be a resident of Jhanduta area.

Hamirpur also reported four new cases, of which three were said to be residents of Badsar, while one hailed from Nadaun. These persons are aged between 32 to 55 years.

In Chamba, a resident of Dalhousie, who had returned from Delhi and a resident of Churah, who had returned from Sonipat, Haryana, area tested positive. The third patient was said to be a resident of Tunuhatti area. He was under institutional quarantine at Shahtalai.

Of these cases reported yesterday, most were under institutional quarantine, while a some of them were home-quarantined. 

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HP Met Predicts More Thundershowers/Hailstorm, Issues Orange Alert for June 5 and 6

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Himachal pradesh weather prediction july 2020

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department, Shimla, has issued a yellow alert for June 4 and an orange alert for June 5 and 6.

During this time, the State is expected to receive wide-spread thundershowers with lightning, hailstorm and gusty winds (40-50 kms/h) at isolated places.

Intermittent rains from 26 May onwards have caused a sharp dip in the average temperatures. On June 3, various parts of the State including Aghar, Nahan, Mandi, Rajgarh, Baldwar, Kasauli, Dharampur & Pandoh, Kufri, Kahu, Bhuntar, Jogindernagar, Bharmaur, Bilaspur, and Solan received rains and hailstorm.

At the time of writing several parts of the State were receiving a moderate spell of rain.

Himachal PRadesh weather prediction for july

According to the Met, the temperature was recorded to be below average in the State for this time of the year. The average maximum temperature in Himachal on June 3 was recorded to be 5 to 6 degrees Celsius below normal, and the minimum temperature was 3 to 4 degrees below average. The minimum temperature in Shimla was recorded to be 12.3, compelling people to wear warm clothes. A spell of heavy rain and hailstorm hit Shimla yesterday. Una recorded the highest temperature at 34.8 degrees Celsius and Keylong lowest at 8 degree Celsius.   

Further, this wet spell is likely to continue till June 9 except for June 8.

In lower-hills, the rain has brought respite from the heat but the weather has been bothering apple/fruit growers as their season is nearing. Hailstorm and gusty winds have inflicted heavy damage upon their crops, implying financial losses, which could increase in the coming days considering the Met Department’s prediction.

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