Himachal Govt to provide rented accommodation for affected families residing in relief camps

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presided over the ‘Monday Meeting’ here today to review the implementation of various development schemes and programs of the state government. He directed to speed up the schemes and development works.

The Chief Minister said that the state government would provide rented accommodation to the affected living in the relief camps and the state government would pay the rent for these accommodations. Provision would be made to rent two and three room sets. Instructions have been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners in this regard, he added.

He said that Rs. 10 crore would be released for maintenance and repair of roads damaged due to heavy rains in MC Shimla. He directed to complete the works of damaged roads and retaining walls etc. in Shimla on priority. He said that Artificial Intelligence (AI) related courses will be started in all the engineering colleges of the state from the next academic session.

The Chief Minister said that the implementation of schemes for self-employment in the fisheries sector should be ensured from a scientific perspective. He directed to review the progress of the construction work of heliports on a weekly basis. He said that there was immense potential for jackfruit cultivation in the state and the Agriculture Department should encourage farmers to cultivate jackfruit.

Sh. Sukhu also gave directions to develop an effective online system for applying for fitness certificate of vehicles and for appointment.

Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretaries Onkar Chand Sharma, Bharat Khera, R.D. Nazim, Devesh Kumar, Amandeep Garg and various Secretarieswere present in the meeting.

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