State Chief Minister, Jairam Thakur told the media that Government has built 4,522 houses for rural poor out of the targeted 7,385 units. The construction for the remaining units is in full swing and will be finished at the earliest. These housing units are being built under the Gramin-Saheri Aawas Yojna.
Himachal Pradesh CM chaired a meeting to review the centrally sponsored welfare schemes where he was quoted saying that the State Government ensures timely and proper execution of all these schemes. He further said that all these schemes are framed while keeping in mind the upliftment and welfare of the entire society and we also focus on the development of the areas which were neglected from a long a time.
Chief Thakur further said that the Government has distributed 6,101 electricity connections to BPL and poor families under the Saubhagya Yojna. Apart from this, the Government has also implemented the Ujjawala Yojna in an effective manner.
The Himachal State Government also launched the Grahini Suvidha Yojana to offer gas connections to women who missed a gas connection under the Central Government’s Ujjawala Yojna. The Jairam Thakur-led Himachal Government has also allocated 681 bigha land to build AIIMS [All India Medical Institute] at Kothipura in Bilaspur district. The Government is also planning to offer 666 bigha more land for the construction of the same as the locals will need not visit Delhi or other states to avail smart health facilities.
The five lakh farmers of the state are also provided with Soil Health cards under the Mrida Swasthaya Yojna which will help them to add various micro-nutrients to the soil to minimize soil deficiency. Also, this card will help the farmers to stay updated about the soil health as their income and profit depends upon the quality of soil.