The Key Points of The Press Conference of Hon’ble Chief Minister Himachal

The key points of the Press Conference of Hon'ble Chief Minister Himachal
  •  As you are aware, the present state government is completing two years in power on 27 December, 2019. These two years had been dedicated to good governance
  • This two-year’s time period has been dedicated to good governance, innovation and public service. A new era of development has started as a result of launching of new developmental schemes with new vision. Due to the effective implementation of these schemes, changes are being witnessed in the state, especially in the rural life.
  • These two years have been full of faith, progress and development. I am saying two years of trust because people of the state have given full trust and support to our government. We won all the four seats in the Lok Sabha elections by a record margin.
  • We also won both by-elections. This proves that the people of the state have given their full support to our policies and programmes and expressed confidence in us. I thank the people of the state for this cooperation and trust.
  • We have accorded top priority for redressal of public grievances. The Jan Manch programme initiated by the state government has proved to be a milestone in addressing the public grievances in minimum time period. So far, 171 Jan Manch have been organised in all the 68 Assembly constituencies of the state in which 43,271 complaints and demands were received and 96 percent of these have been settled.
  • Taking a step forward in addressing the public grievances, the state government has started Chief Ministers Helpline-1100 and around 1.55 lakh calls have been received out of which 37,349 are complaints and 6920 includes demands and suggestions. Out of these, 30,303 complaints have been redressed and action is being taken on remaining 7046 complaints.
  • Him Pragati portal has been set up in the Chief Ministers office and the Chief Minister himself is monitoring all the ongoing schemes and projects online.
  • Similarly, a construction quality monitoring cell has been established in the CM office to monitor the construction works.
  • For the convenience of the people and to improve the functioning of the government, we are providing most of the services online. Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to online the family register.
  • In our first Cabinet meeting, we reduced the age limit for receiving social security pension for senior citizens from 80 years to 70 years. At present, 3 lakh 56 thousand 563 senior citizens are being provided enhanced pension at the rate of Rs. 1500 per month.
  • The Social security pension has been increased from Rs. 750 per month to Rs 850. In the last two years, 1 lakh 20 thousand 581 new pension cases have been approved.
  • The daily wage of workers has been increased from Rs 201 to Rs 250.
  • We are endeavouring hard to make Himachal Pradesh economically prosperous and provide adequate employment and self-employment opportunities to our youth.
  • With a view to make the state economically self-reliant and to create employment opportunities for the youth, the Global Investor Meet was organized at Dharamshala. The state government has signed 703 MoUs with an investment of 96000 crore rupees.
  • We have launched several schemes for the women empowerment. Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana is the major initiative among them. As many as 1,36,000 families of the state have benefited from the ‘Ujjwala scheme‘ of the Central Government. Under the Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana, free gas connections have been given to all those poor families who were unable to take benefits of the Ujjwala scheme.
  • Under Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojna, more than 2.62 lakh families have been benefited so far and a target has been set to provide free gas connection to 100 percent eligible beneficiaries.
  • Himachal Pradesh has received the Best Horticulture State Award. We have introduced several new schemes for farmers and horticulturists. Under the ‘Chief Minister Nutan Polyhouse Project‘, the target of constructing 5000 polyhouses has been fixed. A provision has been made to provide 85 percent subsidy to farmers for setting up polyhouses and micro-irrigation facilities within it.
  • Efforts are being made to promote natural farming in the state. In the last two years, 39 thousand 772 farmers have adopted natural farming. 80 percent subsidy is being provided to horticulturists to install anti-hailnets.
  • Our government has launched ‘Him Care‘ scheme for families not covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme. It provides for free treatment of Rs 5 lakh per family. So far, about 45 thousand 282 patients have availed the facility of this scheme and 51 crore 33 lakhs were spent on it till 20 December 2019.
  • As many as 5.40 lakh families have been registered under Him Care scheme. Under this, 201 hospitals have been registered including 51 private hospitals.
  • The Chief Minister Medical Fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to persons suffering from serious diseases. Financial assistance of 4.51 crore has been provided to 228 beneficiaries from this fund.
  • A provision of providing Rs 2,000 per month has been made under the ‘Sahara Yojana’ to provide relief and care to the economically weak families suffering from serious diseases like cancer, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, thalassemia and Parkinson’s.
  • In the last two years, a total of 5,045 new houses were constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana while 2,898 houses were sanctioned and 1,059 houses were constructed under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana.
  • In the last two years, 1172 habitations were provided drinking water facilities and 5130 domestic drinking water connections were provided besides installing 2501 hand pumps.
  • In the last two years, 1755 km of motorable road and 111 km jeepable roads were constructed and 204 new census villages were connected with roads.
  • Himachal Pradesh has received 3 National Awards for outstanding work in hilly states under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana and a special incentive of Rs 65.51 crore for good performance in the scheme.
  • Tourism development is a special priority to the state government. A new tourism development project financed by the Asian Development Bank amounting to Rs 1892 crore has been approved for the state.
  • In the first phase under the ‘Nai Rahein Nai Manzilien‘ scheme, Janjehli is being developed for tourism, Chanshal Valley for skiing, Beed-Billing for paragliding and Larji and Pong Dam for water sports.
  • A traditional arts and crafts center has been set up at Bargran near Manali, the tourist cultural center at Janjehli in Mandi district and the process of establishing Shivdham is in progress in Mandi.
  • The process of setting up an international level airport in Mandi district is also going on for which 3490 bigha land has been identified.
  • The state has received the Best Performing and Implementation Award in the category of big states for its outstanding performance in the education sector in the State of the States Survey-2018.
  • Two sets of free smart uniforms have been provided to more than 9 lakh students of the government schools.
  • To increase admissions in government schools, pre-primary classes have been started in 3740 government schools in which 47 thousand children are enrolled.
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