Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – [June 2nd Week]

By | June 14, 2020

Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs:

CM launches Panchvati Yojna for senior citizens:

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Panchvati Yojna’ for senior citizens of rural areas of the State under which parks and gardens would be developed in every Development block with necessary facilities under MNREGA Scheme of Rural Development Department.
  • The main objective of this Yojna was to provide opportunity to the elderly people to spend their leisure time in entertainment and strolling in these parks and gardens.
  • These parks and gardens would be developed on leveled land of minimum one bigha with the convergence of MGNREGA, Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), and 14th Finance Commission to enhance the life expectancy keeping in view the health requirements of the senior citizens.
  • Ayurvedic and medicinal plants would be grown there besides providing recreational equipments, walking tracks and other basic amenities for elderly people.
  • During the current financial year as many as  100 such parks would be developed in different parts of the State.
  • The parks would prove a boon to the senior citizens to lead a healthy and happy life by taking benefits of these parks.

23 lakh saplings to be planted under Integrated Development Project: 

  • The main objective of the project is to establish a balanced environment and to increase the income of the farmers through agriculture, besides providing livelihood and employment opportunities at the panchayat level.
  • Forest, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, rural development, and Panchayati Raj departments would be interconnected under this project.
  •  Under the Integrated Development Project,  Rs 30 crore 75 lakh has been allocated to meet the target of planting about 23 lakh saplings in an area of ​​3181 hectares this financial year.
  • Under the Clean Development Mechanism the income of the people of the state could be enhanced from carbon revenue through group plantation drive.
  • So far, people have benefited by plantation of carbon revenue of more than rupees two crore.

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