Himachal CM talked about innovative schemes like Mukhya Mantri Sahara Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Shagun Yojana started by the state government to benefit all sections of the society.
New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday inaugurated the state media centre in Himachal Bhawan in New Delhi. Thakur, on the occasion, said that the centre has been set up to provide an effective platform for regular interaction with media.
He said that the Himachal Pradesh government has accorded top priority to the social welfare sector and is spending Rs 1300 crore as compared to Rs 400 crore by the previous government. He said that the age limit for old age pension has been reduced from 70 years to 60 years to cover a larger number of old persons in the state. He added that 6,35,375 persons are availing social security pension in the state.
Himachal CM said that nearly 20 lakh people were covered under Ayushman Bharat Yojana whereas the remaining population has been covered under Mukhya Mantri himcare yojana. He added that about 2.40 lakh people have availed free treatment facilities under the scheme so far. He further said that Himachal Pradesh is the first state in the country to provide gas connections to all in the state. He said that about one lakh persons were covered under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and the state government has started Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana to cover the remaining persons by providing 3.25 lakh gas connections.
He further talked about innovative schemes like Mukhya Mantri Sahara Yojna, Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojna, Mukhya Mantri Shagun Yojna started by the state government to benefit all sections of the society. “In order to redress the grievances of the public in a speedy manner Jan Manch programme has been started. Mukhya Mantri Sewa helpline 1100 is another effective platform for redressal of public grievances,” the CM said.
The Chief Minister said that the state is making efforts to attract private investment to boost industrialization in the state. “Global investors’ summit at Dharamshala and two Groundbreaking ceremonies have resulted in attracting an investment of Rs 41000 crore,” the Himachal CM added.