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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur inaugurates State Media Centre in New Delhi
Last Updated : 25 Apr 2022 03:08:07 PM IST


Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, inaugurated the State Media Centre in Himachal Bhawan at New Delhi today.

While interacting with the national media on the occasion, Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh Government has accorded top priority to the social welfare sector and spending 1300 crore as compared to 400 crore by previous government. He said that the age limit for old age pension has been reduced from 70 years to 60 years to cover larger number of old persons in the state. 
He said that 20 lakh persons were covered under Ayushman Bharat Yojna whereas the remaining population has been covered under mukhyamantri himcare yojna.  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 Yojna and state government has started Mukhya mantri Grihini suvidha yojna to cover the remaining persons by providing 3.25 lakh gas connections.
He further briefed about innovative schemes like mukhya mantri sahara yojna, mukhya mantri swavlamban yojna, mukhya mantri shagun yojna started by state government to benefit all sections of the society. He said that in order to redress the grievances of public in a speedy manner Jan Manch programme has been started.
Mukhyamantri sewa helpline 1100 is another effective platform for redressal of public grievances.
Chief Minister said that state is making efforts to attract private investment to boost industrialization in the state. He said that global investors summit at Dharamshala and two Ground breaking ceremonies have resulted in attracting an investment of 41000crore.
Chief Minister also detailed about the effective measures taken for COVID management and added that state was the first in the country in administering both first and second COVID vaccination doses.
Vice Chairman HP State Civil Supplies Corporation Baldev Tomar, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Principal Resident Commissioner S K Singla Director Tourism, Amit Kashyap Director Information and Public Relations Harbans Brascon were also present on the occasion.

Bijendra Singh - Sahara Samay News Network
New Delhi
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