Special campaign campaign in Solan, Kasauli and Arki assembly constituencies The State Government is implementing Mukhyamantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana with the aim of keeping the produce of the farmers safe. Under the scheme, Rs 105 crore has been spent so far this year on the fencing being done to keep the fields safe so that the crops of the farmers can be saved from wild animals. This information was provided by the artists of Him Cultural Dal affiliated to the Information and Public Relations Department in programs organized in Gram Panchayat Dangri and Gram Panchayat Saprun of Solan assembly constituency. The people present were made aware of various schemes and programs of the state government through songs, music and street plays by the artists of Pahari Lok Manch Darwan in Gram Panchayat Bhojnagar and Gram Panchayat Bohali in Kasauli assembly constituency. The artists of Shiv Shakti Kala Manch Kunihar provided information about the welfare schemes of the state government to the local residents of Devra and Batal, Gram Panchayat of Arki assembly constituency. The artists told that 3873 farmers have been benefitted by the state government in the last two years under the Mukhyamantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana. Up to 80 percent subsidy is being provided for installation of solar facing. Under the scheme, a fence is erected around the farm of the farmers, which is powered by solar energy. People were given detailed information about how to take advantage of these schemes. People were apprised that in order to keep the environment clean and to protect the land and water from pollution, the State Government has imposed a complete ban on polythene as well as other non-biodegradable items like thermocol cups and plates etc. has been installed. So far Rs 55 lakh has been recovered as fine by taking action against the violators of this ban. People were told that the State Government has also implemented a scheme to buy only one-time use and non-recyclable packaging plastic from registered waste pickers and local households. This plastic waste is being purchased at the rate of Rs 75 per kg. He urged the people to eliminate plastic from their daily use and cooperate in making Himachal’s environment clean and pure. In these Gram Panchayats, artists entertained the people through songs, music and street plays, while also providing information about various welfare schemes and programs. The artists said that in order to attract better industrial investment in Himachal and to provide employment to the educated youth of the state, work is being done successfully to invest on a large scale. The process of environment clearance for industries has been simplified and the process of application has been made online. Gram Panchayat Dangri’s head Nisha Thakur, Deputy President Madan Lal Thakur, former head Amar Singh, former head Mahendra Singh, BDC member Vinay Verma, ward member Shakuntala, Puran Chand, Sulekha, Mala, Usha, Reena, Gram Panchayat Saprun’s head Reena, Vice President Vikram, Ward member Meera, Sushma, Harish, Maya, Preet, Rakesh, Gram Panchayat Bhojnagar head Manoj, Deputy head Ranjit Singh, Ward member, Gram Panchayat Bohali head Rakesh Kumar, Deputy head Pankaj, Ward member, Gram Panchayat Devra K Pramukh Roop Singh, Deputy President Kishna Chand, Ward members Kamal, Rita, Gram Panchayat Batal President Urmil Sharma, Deputy President Bharat Bhushan, Ward members Dayavanti, Devraj, Sunita, other dignitaries and villagers were present on the occasion.
Rs 105 crore spent under Chief Minister’s Farm Protection Scheme
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