Electricity water free and bus fare half in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba: In Himachal Pradesh, women will get 50% discount on fares while traveling in transport corporation buses. From July 1, consumers consuming 125 units or less electricity per month in the state will not have to pay any bills. This will benefit 11 and a half lakh consumers of the state. Apart from this, people of rural areas of the state will also not have to pay water bills.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur made these announcements during the 75th State Level Himachal Day celebrations organized at the historic Chaugan in Chamba on Friday. Earlier, along with unfurling the national flag, the Chief Minister also took salute at the march past of volunteers of Police, Home Guard, NCC and NSS. IPS officer Mayank Chaudhary presided over the parade.
The Chief Minister has also announced an amount of Rs 5 crore for the construction of Holi-Uttara road during this period. He also announced to make available the budget as soon as the paper formalities are completed for the construction of mini secretariat building at district headquarter Chamba. The Chief Minister said that despite the dire circumstances of the Corona epidemic, the pace of development in the state has not been allowed to stop. The state government is providing relief to every section through various welfare schemes.
During the last four and a half years, new dimensions of development have been established in the state. During this, he also gave detailed information about various welfare policies and schemes of the state government. The Chief Minister also honored the personalities of the state for doing excellent work in various fields during the function.
In the category of Civil Service Award, District Administration Kullu was awarded for better work for the education of children during the Corona epidemic and District Administration Kinnaur for Kovid Vaccination. The Deputy Commissioners of these two districts received the honor at the hands of the Chief Minister. In the category of Inspiration Award, Police Band Harmony of the Pines, Dr. Tek Chand Bhandari of Mandi district, an NGO, was honored while Shyam Sharan Negi, the country’s first voter, received the same award from his son.
State Innovation Award for Chief Minister’s Sankalp Yojana was given to Director IT Mukesh Repswal and Dr. Nivedita Sharma, Scientist of Nauni University. Apart from this, in the category of Himachal Gaurav Award, Padma Shri Baba Iqbal Singh’s award was given to Sardar Jagjit Singh, Vidyanand Saraik, Lalita Vakil, Dr. Gautam Distressed and Dr. Pratyush Guleri for better work in the field of literature and Vijay Raj Upadhyay for sculpture. Will be done.
During the function, cultural groups from different districts of the state also presented colorful cultural programs. Assembly Speaker Vipin Parmar, MP Kishan Kapoor, Chief Whip Vikram Jaryal, MLA Pawan Nayar, Jialal Kapoor, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Secretary GAD Bharat Khera, Director of Information and Public Relations Department Harbans Brescon and Deputy Commissioner were present in this function. Many dignitaries including officials of various departments including Chamba DC Rana were present.