Himachal got Rs 1,892 cr for disaster mgmt in 3 years: Minister

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 9

The Central Government has allocated Rs 1,892.11 crore to Himachal under the Disaster Management Fund in the past three-and-a-half years.

Revenue Minister Mahender Singh stated this in the Vidhan Sabha today while replying to a question by Vishal Neharia. He said that Rs 507.82 crore was given in 2018-19, Rs 743.99 crore in 2019-20, Rs 454 crore in 2020-21 and Rs 186.30 crore till June 30 this year.

The minister said that so far Rs 10.26 crore of Rs 11.02 crore allocated for a war memorial had been spent. Asked about covering all 17 lakh households in the state under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Irrigation and Public Health Minister said that this target would be achieved by August 2022. He added that the left-out houses would be covered under the BRICS and Asian Development Bank schemes.

1.62 L quintals seeds being imported

About 1.62 lakh quintals of seeds are being imported while only 58,000 quintals of seeds are being produced in the state. We have taken a policy decision to produce hybrid seeds in the state for which talks are being held with the National Seeds Corporation Ltd. —Virender Kanwar, Panchayati Raj Minister

To a question regarding the low voltage problem by Anirudh Singh, Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary said that a Rs 100 crore project had been prepared to deal with the issue. He added 178 transformers had been installed.

Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said that 1.62 lakh quintals of seeds were being imported while only 58,000 quintals of seeds were being produced in the state.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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