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HP Vidhan Sabha Budget Session 2021-22 from Feb 26, Schools Re-Open for Two More Classes, Read More Cabinet Decisions

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Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Budget Session 2021-22 would be held from February 26 to 20th March 2021. The Budget Session would have 17 sittings. The budget will be tabled in the assembly on March 6. HP Cabinet in a meeting today recommended the said schedule, which was approved by the Governor. It would be 11th session of the 13th Vidhan Sabha.

The Cabinet also decided that all government educational institutions in Sarkaghat Sub Division of Mandi district would be opened from February 8, 2021. In case any teacher/employee or student is found COVID-19 positive in any educational institutions of Himachal, the institution would be closed for 48 hours and would be opened after sanitization as per protocol. 

The Cabinet has also allowed students of 6th and 7th classes to attend their respective schools for study from February 15, 2021. Students of 1st to 4th standard would attend the online classes from their homes. The Cabinet decided to suspend the serving cooked meals in schools under Mid-Day Meal Scheme till March 31, 2021. 

During this period, dry ration would be provided to students and the cooking cost would be transferred in the accounts of the beneficiary/guardians. Academic session 2021-22 would start from 1st April 2021.

The Cabinet gave its nod to deploy 30 Home Guard volunteers on daily basis in Baddi District Police for strengthening law, order and traffic system.

It also gave its consent for framing of Himachal Pradesh Taxation  (on Certain Goods Carried by Road) Rules 2021 by repealing the Himachal Pradesh Taxation  (on Certain Goods Carried by Road) Rules, 1993 to make all payments of taxes, demand or any other sum through electronic mode also in addition to manual mode. 

It decided to provide one modern ambulance in every medical college of the State for three months to be operated through M/s GVK EMRI to facilitate the patients. 

The Cabinet decided to notify the draft Right of Way Policy- 2021 to set out a transparent and time-bound process for giving right of way approvals for setting up telecom infrastructure. It would also help in implementing Ease of Doing Business in the Telecom Sector, the Government said.

The Cabinet gave its approval to fill up 150 posts of drivers/operators in the Public Works Department through the process of Limited Direct Recruitment. 

It also decided to fill up 50 posts of Frash-cum-Chowkidar- cum-Mali on daily basis through direct recruitment and 28 posts of sweeper on an outsource basis in H.P. Secretariat.

The Cabinet gave its approval to appoint 10 posts of Clerk and seven posts of class-IV in Health and Family Welfare Department on compassionate ground.     It also decided to fill up five posts of drivers in the Information and Public Relations Department. 

The Cabinet gave its nod for Himachal Pradesh Water Sports and Allied Activities Draft Rules, 2021 and Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Amendment) Rules, 2021 for ensuring more safety measures during different adventure activities.

The Cabinet also approved Himachal Pradesh Aero Sports Rules-2020 to promote aero sports activities in the State. 

Further, it decided to allot 20 kanals  and one marla land of Industries department at Tahliwal in Una district in favour of Haroli Industrial Infrastructure Development Society for the period of 30 years on lease at one rupee per square meter annually for setting up General Engineering Cluster. 

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Weather Alert in Himachal, Heavy Rainfall and Hailstorm Predicted for Two Days

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Shimla-With the onset of Western Disturbances in northern India, the Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department, Shimla, has issued a yellow alert for May 18th, 19th and 20th in the plain/low hills and middle hills. For higher hills, a yellow alert has been issued for May 19th and 20th with predictions of heavy rain in most areas and chances of snow in some parts.

The meteorological department has issued a yellow alert for Una, Bilaspur, Kangra, Hamirpur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Kinnaur. In some areas of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, the higher hill areas can receive snowfall.

The minimum temperature recorded in Shimla on Tuesday was 16.3 degree Celsius, 15.3 in Sunder Nagar, 12.1 in Bhuntar, 7.1 in Kalpa, 16.0 in Dharamshala, 20.8 in Una, 19.5 in Nahan, 3.0 in Kelang, 18.0 in Palampur, 16.0 in Solan, 10.0 in Manali, 19.0 in Kangra, 15.0 in Mandi, 16.8 in Bilaspur, 17.2 in Hamirpur, 14.0 in Chamba, 17.0 in Dalhousie and 14.4 degree Celsius in Kufri.

The maximum temperature recorded on Monday in Una was 40.4 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in Bilaspur was 39.5, 38.8 in Hamirpur, 35.4 in Kangra, 35.0 in Nahan, 34.4 in Sunder Nagar, 34.3 in Chamba, 33.1 in Bhuntar, 31.6 in Solan, 27.4 in Dharamshala, 26.6 in Shimla, 22.0 in Kalpa, 21.3 in Dalhousie and 17.2 degree Celsius in Kelang.

As defined by the Met department, low hills/plains cover Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Parts of District of Kangra (Nurpur, Jwala and Dehra), Solan (Nalagarh, Baddi, Arki and Kunihar), and Sirmaur (Nahan and Ponta Sahib.

Middle hills cover Shimla, mandi, Kullu, some parts of Chamba (Sihunta, Chowari and Chamba), and most parts of Solan and Sirmaur district.

Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Upper parts of Kullu and Mandi falls in the higher hills.

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Himachal: 58 More Patients Succumb to Covid-19, Total Active Cases Reach 36,633

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Shimla-The death toll in Himachal Pradesh reached 2,369 on Monday after 58 patients of coronavirus succumbed to severe symptoms of the infection. According to official data released by the state government, 3,546 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the last 24-hours. This takes the total cases of infection in the state to 1,63,786 out of which 36,633 are active cases.

With 24 deaths, the Kangra district reported the highest number of casualties on Monday.  The district also reported the highest 1241 cases. The Solan district reported 10 fatalities in the last 24-hours.; while at the same time, Shimla reported seven deaths. 45 patients who succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours had no comorbidities while 16 patients were under the age of 50. Out of 13,556 Covid tests that were run across the state, 647 remain awaited.

Also Read: Himachal’s Positivity and Fatality Rates for Last Week High at 28.9% and 1.52% Respectively

 

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases for May 17, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

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The state government opened the vaccination drive for people in the 18-44 age group category on Monday. A total of 23,319 people received their first dose of vaccine across the state. While only 90 people across the state received their second dose of vaccine on Monday. 4,34,604 people have received both doses of the Covid vaccine by Monday. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday that for the latest vaccination drive, 213 centers have been set up in the state.  Under the 18-44 age group, 21,090 people have already booked their slots.  CM Thakur also urged people to observe Covid-prevention protocols like wearing face masks and sanitising hands at the Centres.

The next day of vaccination for 18-44 years is on Thursday and the sessions for the same would be made available on the COWIN portal on Tuesday. Other sessions for the vaccination would be held on May 24, May 27, and May 31. 

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Deaths in Himachal Pradesh for May 17, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

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On First Day of Vaccination Drive in Himachal Pradesh (18-44 years), 19810 Vaccinated

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Shimla-Vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group in Himachal Pradesh has begun from today. On the first day of the drive, 19810 persons were administered the first dose of the vaccine in the state, informed the state health department. The highest 4121 persons were vaccinated in Kangra district, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in Himachal Pradesh.

For this drive, 213 vaccination centres had been set up in the State. The state government urged people to get registered and schedule their appointments

Registered persons have been asked to arrive at the vaccination centres as per their schedule to avoid overcrowding.

A total of 21090 people had registered so far. The next date of vaccination for 18-44 years would be 20th May 2021 and sessions for that day would be published on the COWIN portal on 18th May 2021. Other sessions for the vaccination would be held on 24th, 27th and 31st May 2021 for this age group.

The HP government claimed that 31 per cent of Himachal Pradesh’s population has been vaccinated and 21,50,353 doses of vaccine had been administered.

Vaccination drive for health care workers was stated on 16th January 2021, for front line workers on 2nd February 2021, for 60+age groups and 45-60 years with co-morbidities on 1st March 2021 and for 45+ population on 1st April 2021.

The government informed that 386 cold chain points had been established along with State Vaccine Store-I and Regional Vaccine Store-2 through which these vaccines were being distributed. These points were being monitored on Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) basis.

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