Tag: Himachal Pradesh

Heliports in all districts will boost tourism in Himachal Pradesh

DHARMSALA: Heliports in all districts will boost tourism in the state, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said upon his arrival here on Tuesday. Sukhu, who will attend an Abhar rally near Tapovan here, said efforts would be made to ensure that all district headquarters had a heliport within a year. He said clearances had been […]

Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express from Una to New Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi flagged off the inaugural run of the new Vande Bharat Express from Amb Andaura, Una to New Delhi, today. The Prime Minister inspected the train coaches of the Vande Bharat Express and took stock of the onboard facilities. Modi also inspected the control centre of the locomotive engine […]

PGCIL signs agreement to acquire 74% stake in Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited

NEW DELHI: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID Or PGCIL), a Maharatna PSE under Ministry of Power, Government of India has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited (JPVL) to acquire 74% stake in Jaypee Powergrid Limited-JV (JPL) in which POWERGRID holds 26% equity. JPL will become a wholly owned subsidiary […]

Power Grid signs agreement with Himachal Pradesh to improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas

NEW DELHI: To improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), has recently signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. (HPSEBL) in Shimla (H.P.) for utilization of 500 Kms of OPGW Telecom network. This is in addition to the existing 350 Kms of OPGW laid on HPSEBL […]

Bird flu: Modi government asks all states to be prepared for any eventuality

NEW DELHI:The Narendra Modi (Centre) on Thursday said bird flu has been confirmed only in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh so far, but all states should be prepared for any eventuality. States have been told to ensure sufficient stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations. They have also been asked […]

SJVN gets 3 hydroelectric projects in Chenab basin from Himachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: State-owned power producer SJVN Ltd has been awarded three hydroelectric power projects totaling 501 megawatts (MW) by the Himachal Pradesh government. The three projects are to be developed in the Chenab river basin in Himachal Pradesh, SJVN said in a statement. ‘The Cabinet meeting chaired by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur […]

CCEA okays Rs 1,810 crore investment for 210 MW hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to invest Rs 1,810 crore for 210 MW Luhri Stage-I hydropower project on river Satluj in Himachal Pradesh. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the investment of Rs 1,810.56 crore for 210 MW Luhri Stage-I Hydro […]

Prime Minister dedicates to the Nation the Atal Tunnel

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the World’s longest Highway tunnel – Atal Tunnel at its south portal in Manali today. The 9.02 Km long tunnel connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year. Earlier the valley was cut off for about 6 months each year owing to heavy snowfall. The […]

Himachal Pradesh government decides to set up sixth finance commission

NEW DELHI: The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to set up a sixth finance commission, an official spokesperson said. The decision was taken in a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The commission will review the financial position of panchayats and urban local bodies, he said. The commission […]

Himachal Pradesh gets share of Rs 1899 crore as taxes from Centre

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government has received Rs 1,899 crore as taxes from the Centre, an official spokesperson said on Wednesday. The state government received the amount as per its share from central taxes in April this year from the union government, he added. The amount includes revenue deficit reimbursement, GST deficit reimbursement, Himachal’s share […]

Anil Khachi new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Anil Kumar Khachi was appointed chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. He succeeds Shrikant Baldi, who retired as chief secretary on Tuesday. Khachi, a 1986-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was holding the charge of additional chief secretary of Finance, Planning and Statistics. Source: Press Trust of India

Himachal Pradesh to implement 10 per cent EWS quota, cut power tariff for irrigation

NEW DELHI: The Himachal Pradesh government will implement the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections of the general category, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said while presenting the budget for FY 2019-20. He also announced that people who had been arrested under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) will receive an annual […]

Himachal Pradesh seeks early launch of UDAN-2 Project in state

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite the implementation of the second step of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN-2, aimed at addressing the problem of poor air links to difficult areas across the country. The chief minister made the request in a meeting […]

Himachal Pradesh government to buy 30 electric buses

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government will soon purchase 30 electric buses to run on various routes in Shimla town, State Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur said. “These buses will not only provide comfortable travelling facility to the commuters but will also help in checking pollution levels. The purchase orders have already been given after all […]

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