1. CM launches ANUBHAV Scheme:
- CM launches ANUBHAV scheme, a step towards digital health for Kullu district from Mohal.
- This programme envisages online appointment facilities to about 4.5 lakh residents of the district with the specialist doctors for their medical checkup.
- The registered patient would get confirmation of their appointment with the doctor through SMS on their mobiles.
- All the people would be registered with the ASHA workers and Health workers of the district and would facilitate the patient to ensure that they get better treatment without any inconvenience.
2. State level POSHAN Abhiyan Workshop held at Peterhoff, Shimla:
- This campaign aims at improving the nutritional status of children up to 6 years of age, pregnant women, and lactating women through specific targets.
- It has been decided by the GoI to celebrate the month of September as Rashtriya Poshan Maah with an aim of reaching to every household with message Har Ghar Pohsan Tyohar.
3. Various initiatives are taken by HP Govt. to increase green cover:
The state government has started three forestry projects and participation of local people in conservation and development of forests.
i) Samudayik Van Samvardhan Yojna:
- To ensure participation of Yuvak and Mahila Mandals in forestry activities. The plots in forest lands will be allotted to them for plantation of useful plant species.
ii) Vidyarthi Van Mitra Yojna:
- The plots in forest lands will be allotted to the schools for plantation purpose.
iii) Van Samridhi, Jan Samridhi Scheme:
- This scheme aims to ensure economic returns to the rural households engaged in collecting and selling non-timber forest produce including medicinal plants and improving post-harvest handling, value addition, and marketing.
i) Mukhya Mantri Mahila Van Mitra Puraskaar and Mukhya Mantri Yuva Van Mitra Puraskaar in order to achieve the desired results from Samudayik Van Samvardhan Yojna and Vidyarthi Van Mitra Yojna.
ii) For government and private schools, Mukhya Mantri Bal Van Mitra Puraskaar scheme has been started. Under Mukhya Mantri Mahila Van Mitra Puraskaar and Mukhya Mantri Yuva Van Mitra Puraskaar schemes, the first prize of Rs. 50 thousand, second prize of Rs. 40 thousand and third prize of Rs. 30 thousand to each mandals would be given along-with certificates for outstanding contribution in forest protection/fire protection, raising of best plantation, biodiversity conservation, developing sustainable usufruct and sharing mechanism.
iii) Mukhya Mantri Van Mitra Panchayat Puraskaar:
Under this scheme, first prize of rupees one lakh, second prize of Rs. 75 thousand and third prize of Rs. 50 thousand would be given for outstanding contribution in forest protection/fire protection, raising of best plantation, biodiversity conservation, developing sustainable usufruct and sharing mechanism.
iv) Joint Forest Management and Public Forest Management Committees have been constituted by the Forest Department to increase the green cover in the state.
v) Recently, on the occasion of 69th Van Mahotsav organized at Rajgarh in Sirmaur district, the Chief Minister launched the plantation derive by planting a ‘Devdar’ sapling.
vi) In order to connect the forest enhancement with livelihood, the ‘HP Forest Eco System Management & Livelihood Improvement’ project of Rs. 800 crores funded by JICA has been started in six districts which include Kullu, Mandi, Lahaul-Spiti, Bilaspur, Shimla and Kinnaur. Under the project, 460 committees will be constituted for promoting activities like forest and environmental protection, biodiversity and organism conservation and improvement in livelihood like activities would be encouraged.
vii) In the Indian Forest Survey Report of the year 2017, one percent increase has been recorded in the forest area of the state in comparison to the report of 2015.