This book is written by Sarala Kumari of Shimla district.
Free treatment of more than 26,000 beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat and Him Care Yojana:
Him Care scheme has been started by the State Government for the families who do not come under the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
In Himachal Pradesh under the Ayusman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojna, more than 10,000 beneficiaries have been benefited by providing more than Rs. 13 crore free treatment facilities.
Under this scheme, provision of free treatment facility of five lakh rupees for hospitalization is provided.
At present, 202 hospitals of the state are registered under this scheme, out of which 48 are private hospitals.
4.34 lakh families have registered themselves till January 1, 2019 under the Himachal Health Care Scheme- Him Care Yojana and so far more than 16 thousand beneficiaries have received free treatment facilities of Rs. 15.32 crores.
Under this scheme, no premium will be taken for registration from BPL, registered Rehadi-Fadi Wale and MNREGA workers who have done 50 days or more work in the previous year.
Under this scheme cards can be made by paying only 365 rupees for single women, more than 40 percent of handicap persons, senior citizens who are more than 70 years old, Anganwadi workers, Anganwadi helpers, Asha workers, mid-day meal workers, government, autonomous institutions, society, board and corporation part-time workers, contract employees and outsourced employees.
The person who is not a regular government employee or a retired employee can make his card under this scheme by giving only Rs. 1000.
Three New Eklayva Model Residential Schools to be set up in tribal areas:
Three New Eklayva Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for scheduled tribe (ST) students to be set up in tribal areas of Lahaul, Pangi and Bharmour.
There was only one EMRs school functional in Nichar, District Kinnaur since 2005.
By keeping the good performance of ST students studying in District Kinnaur Rs. 56 crore has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India for these three New Eklayva Model Residential Schools (EMRS).
The first installment for construction of these new schools amounting to Rs. 11.36 Crore has been received.
9% of total State Plan Outlay of Rs. 7100 Crore i.e. Rs. 639 Crore has been earmarked to Tribal Sub Plan for current financial year 2019-20 and these funds have been allocated to implementing departments for tribal areas to ensure achievements as per norms fixed by the Government.
Himachali Kala Zeera and Himachali Chulli Oil registered under Geographical Indications Act, 1999:
This effort of the State government is going to benefit thousands of Kalajira and Chuli oil producers and will not only be helpful in preserving the traditional products but will further increase the market potential resulting in a boost for the economy of the region.
Himachal Pradesh is the first State in the country to formulate a policy for the registration of Geographical Indications of Himachal Pradesh .
Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre (HPPIC) located in Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology & Environment, has been declared as the nodal agency for identifying GIs of H.P and getting these registered under the GI Act so as to protect the interests of manufacturers/ producers/ artisans of the State of Himachal Pradesh.
HPPIC is the first Patent Information Centre in the country to take such an initiative.
Under the GI Act, unauthorized use and infringement of the registered Geographical Indication by producers other than those from the region of origin of these products can result in maximum of 3 years imprisonment and a fine of maximum of Rs. 2,00,000.
Two Fairs upgraded to State/District Level Fairs:
District Level Jogindernagar Fair has been upgraded as State level fair.
Seraj Deep Utsav of Thunag, has been upgraded as District Level fair.
HP Cabinet approves 10 percent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections:
HP Cabinet decided to provide 10 percent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections of the society in Class-I, II, III and IV posts in government sector.
The decision would benefit those candidates whose family gross income is below Rs. 4 lakh and were not covered under existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes.
‘Mukhya Mantri Roshni Yojana’:
Under the scheme, 17550 free electricity connections will be provided to poor families during the current financial year.
Social security pension increased in Himachal Pradesh:
HP Cabinet has decided to increase the social security pension of oldage, widows, destitute, handicapped, lepers etc. from existing Rs. 750 to Rs. 850 per month and that of old age pension for those above 70 years of age from Rs. 1300 to Rs. 1500 per month.
This increase would be applicable from 1st July, 2019.
The policy aimed at redressal of issues impending industrial growth and ensure simplification of procedures, key physical and social infrastructure, human resource development, access to credit and market.
It also aimed at promoting ‘Ease of Doing Business’ by digitization of all processes and to promote self certification.
Cabinet approval for enhanced incentives to Medium Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME):
The Cabinet gave its approval for enhanced incentives to Medium Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME), introduction of new concept of Anchor Units with higher incentives than larger industries, incentives for Common Industrial and Social Infrastructure like Schools, Hospitals, other common facilities, provision of reimbursement of NET SGST upto 90 percent for seven years, interest subvention on the term loans to industries for three to five years with maximum limit of Rs. 20 lakh per year.
It also approved increased Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for industrial units of different categories.
It also approved capital subsidy for establishment of new private industrial areas/theme parks, concession in the electricity duty and rebate on electricity tariff to the tune of 15 percent.
To encourage the employment to bonafide Himachalis, cash incentive will be provided to the units employing more than 80 percent Himachalis in their units and service sectors.
In order to promote the traditional handicrafts and handloom sector, the cabinet decided to provide additional concessions for setting up such units over and above the incentives given to the industries.
The Cabinet decided to simplify the provisions of Rule 38-A of the H.P. Tenancy and Land Reforms Rules, 1975 for issuing Essentiality Certificate for setting up of investment projects in the State approved by the State level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority so as to attract more investments for the State.
International Shimla Summer Festival 2019 started in Shimla:
Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the four-day long International Shimla Summer Festival at the historic Ridge on 4th June 2019.
State Environment Leadership Awards 2018-19:
The state level best Eco-Club award was given to Devdar Eco-Club of GSSS, Pressi, Distt. Mandi, Green Army Eco-Club Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School Nahan, District Sirmour and Chandan Eco-Club GSSS Sarol Distt. Chamba.
In the’ The CM Rolling Trophy Green School Programme’, Govt. Sen. Sec. School Bohli, District Solan, Him Academy Public School, Vikas Nagar, District Hamirpur won the first and second prizes in changemaker school category while Govt. High School Kotli, District Solan and Bhojnagar, District Solan in the new entrant school category.
District Solan was adjudged as the Best Performing District.
WaPIS (Water Purification Invigorative Scheme) has been launched in HP under which, 38 types of plant species have been identified to treat waste water of various river streams. Initially, this project will be implemented in and around Sukhna Nullah (Parwanoo), Markanda river (Kala Amb) and Sirsa river (Baddi).
State government would launch a scheme to buy back non-recyclable polythene:
The state government would launch a scheme to buy back non-recyclable polythene on fixed price.
Besides, CM launched new bags launched by Department of Environmental, Science and technology on this occasion.