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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Better health care is state's commitment


Shimla, The State government would accord top most priority to ensure effective implementation of MLA's priority schemes for planned development of the State and DPRs for various developmental would be completed within stipulated time period. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while presiding over the MLAs priorities meeting here today with the MLAs of Kangra and Kinnaur districts. He said that the one year tenure of the state government has been satisfying as the government has succeeded in coming up to the expectations of the people of the State. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the developmental endeavours of the state government. He said various welfare schemes have been initiated for ensuring balanced development of all areas of the State. The Chief Minister said that the state government has succeeded in getting six major external aided projects worth Rs. 9689 crores from Centre during the last one year which would help in accelerating the pace of development in the State. Jai Ram Thakur said that in the very first decision of the state government was aimed at welfare of the senior citizens and the age limit for getting pension without any income limit was reduced from 80 to 70 years benefiting over 1.30 lakh persons. In order to have first hand information about the developmental needs and aspiration of the people of the State, he has visited 63 assembly constituencies of during this short period of one year. The Chief Minister said that the Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana has been started with an outlay of Rs. 80 crores to encourage youth to set up their self- employment ventures for which capital subsidy up to 30 percent was being provided on plant and machinery up to investment of Rs. 40 lakh. In addition, they are also being provided interest subsidy of 5 percent for a period of three years. Apart from this, the government has also launched Mukhya Mantri Yuva Ajivika Yojana with an outlay of Rs. 75 crores under which shop/ restaurant, tour operators, adventure sports, traditional handicrafts are being covered. He said that Jan Manch started has proved a boon for the common man for immediate redressal of their grievances at their door-steps. He said so far 76 Jan Manch have been organized in 65 Assembly constituencies in which over 20,000 grievances were redressed. Under Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana, 32,134 new LPG connections have been provided to the beneficiaries. Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government is committed to provide better health care facilities to the people nearer to their homes. The Himcare scheme has been started for families who are not covered under Ayushman Bharat or other medical reimbursement schemes. Provision of free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakhs has been made on hospitalization under the scheme, he added.



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