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Government committed to fulfill all promises made through manifesto

Dehradun : The Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that that the government is making concerted efforts to fulfill all promises made in the manifesto. He said that a special scheme to ensure food security for the old women of the state will be introduced on 2ndOctober.

The Chief Minister Harish Rawat held a meeting with the party representatives under the leadership of Party President Kishore Upadhyay at the Bijapur Guest house today.

The CM described the manifesto as sacred . He said that the government is committed to fulfill the promises made by it. He added that most of his declarations have been implemented.

Works on schemes like  ‘Kisaan Samman Pension Scheme’, ‘ Hamari Kanya Hamara Samman’, CM’s Swasthya Beema Yojna’, ‘ Shilp Unnayan Sansthan’, ‘Hamara Pedh Humara Samman’, CM Mahila Satat Aajeevika Scheme, Uttarakhand Grameen Paryatan Uthan Scheme, Teelu Rauteli specisl pension scheme, good governance, Rajeev Gandhi Abhinav Awasiya Abhinav School, State food security project and other projects has already begun. A lot of schemes and projects have already begun.

The scheme to ensure food security for old women will commence on 2nd October. The quantity of food given under the State’s food security project by the state government has been increased.

A project report is being made by the state government to ensure a toilet at every home. The aim of the the project is to benefit 90 percent of the houses of the state within three years.

Present in the meeting were Jodh Singh Bisht, Jot Singh Gunsola, Sarojni Kaintura, Dhirendra Pratap, Manorama Dobriyal Sharma, Rajendra Shah, Media incharge Surendra Kumar and media coordinator Rajeev Jain and others.


CM Rawat's 'Hamara Pedh- Hamara Dhan' project ready

Dehradun : The forest department has prepared a blue print to implement Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s dream project, ‘Hamara Pedh- Hamara Dhan’. The prime aim of this project is to remove the dependence on the state’s forest and to encourage plantation of trees on personal land which would fulfill the needs of fodder, timber and fuel.

CM Harish Rawat a few days ago had asked the officers of the forest department to prepare a blue print of the ‘Humara Pedh- Humara dhan’ project. He said that the participation of the common people must be ensured in this. Thus the blue print has been designed accordingly by the forest department.

Giving this information, Principal Secretary Dr Ranbir Singh said that the scheme will be implemented on private lands in the plains and hill areas. The land owners will be the beneficiaries of this scheme.

The application for the project will be available on the department’s websites as well as all officers of the forest department, free of cost.

Plants for tree plantation will be available at the forest department as well as registered women’s and farmers’ nurseries at concessional rates. The responsibility for the trees will be that of the applicant who has planted them.

The successful implementation of the project will be ensured by the Chief Forest Conservators of Garhwal and Kumaon and nodal officers.

The project will be coordinated by the Forest Conservators and Van Panchayat. The development report will be provided to Additional Principal Forest Conservator, Planning and Finance, who will give monthly reports to the government.

This is a 10 year project and the plantation work will be carried out for 5 years.

A target for 50 thousand plants has been set for this year.

In case of excess number of applicants, the names of beneficiaries will be decided through lottery system.  A single applicant/ family will get a maximum of hundred plants.

Applications for 2014 will be accepted till 31st September.

Under the project, the following trees will be planted:

        Timber• - Deodar, Sheesham, Tun and other local varieties.

        Fuel• - Anyar Dalri, Kataunj, Tungla: 

        Fodder• - Baanj, Bheemal, Kharheek, Gethi, Tusharu, Timla, Berhu, Putli, Kanjal, Flait, Kharsu, Riyaj, Moru, Khinua, Dudhila and other local varieties.

        Fruit• bearing - Mehal, Padam, Timla, Berhu, Kaafal, Anwla, Baherha, Pangar, Akhroth, Reetha, Galgal, wild mangoes, Bhootiya badam, Meetha Pangar

        Others• - Tejpata, Bamboo, Burans, Ringal, Khair, Siris, Ghingharu, Peepal, Bargad, Semal, Madar, Amaltaas.

 Trees such as Cheer, Eucalyptus, Poplar, Foreign Surai, Foreign Cheer, Morpankhi, Polonia, Vetal and other local types will not be included in this project. 


Uttarakand CM extends Rs 10 carores assistance to J&K

Dehradun : Extending helping hand to flood hit Jammu and Kashmir State, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sent Rs. 10 crore draft to Jammu Kashmir state as financial assistance. Besides, state government is also sending 80 rafts and submersible pumps. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, while giving this information on Tuesday at Secretariat, said that the government would extend all possible help to Jammu and Kashmir.

‘Mechanism of finding out missing persons evolved  in Uttarakhand during disaster last year is also required in Jammu and Kashmir, CS said adding that Incharge of Missing Cell, Secretary Ajay Pradyot has been sent to Jammu and Kashmir.  Submersible pumps being used in hydropower projects were also being sent, so that water logging in Srinagar could be drain out, he further said.


THDC to increase capacity and increase water storage level

Dehradun : In an effort to increase power generation capacity from Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) in the national interest, the Uttarakhand Government has agreed to grant permission for the storage of water up to 830 metres in its reservoir, subject to some conditions. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar at secretariat on Wednesday.
The dam is a 260.5 metres (855 ft) high rock and earth-fill embankment dam. Its length is 575 metres (1,886 ft), crest width 20 metres (66 ft), and base width 1,128 metres (3,701 ft). The dam creates a reservoir of 4.0 cubic kilometres (3,200,000 acre·ft) with a surface area of 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi). The installed hydrocapacity is 1,000 MW along with an additional 1,000 MW of pumped storage hydroelectricity. The Tehri Dam and the Tehri Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant are part of the Tehri Hydropower Complex which also includes the 400 MW Koteshwar Dam.
THDC has to submit the report of geological survey. It will be binding for THDC to follow the norms set by Central Water Commission. The cost of collateral damage to the tune of Rs32 crore will be borne by THDC. In this regard, DM Tehri was directed that he would submit the list of works being undertaken under collateral damage to THDC and the later will release the fund required. THDC will have to ensure payment of two per cent of its total earning of installed capacity or Rs5 crore under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which is lesser. From this fund, Rehabilitation Directorate will maintain roads, pipe lines of drinking water, electricity supply at the rehabilitation sites.
With conditions mentioned above, the State Government has allowed THDC to fill its reservoir up to 830 meters. Part of the meeting were Secretary Power Umakant Panwar, Secretary Irrigation Ajay Pradyot, DM Tehri Yugal Kishor Pant, CMD THDC RST Sai and other senior officers.