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Govt electrifies 96 villagesin one year, claims Strokes

The Himachal government had electrified 96 selected villages under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) in the last one year, said irrigation and public health minister Vidya Stokes on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Jan 29, 2014 19:14 IST
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The Himachal government had electrified 96 selected villages under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) in the last one year, said irrigation and public health minister Vidya Stokes on Wednesday.


She said nearly 109 villages were selected for the electrification under the RGGVY, of which 11 villages, where normal electricity supply was not possible, were provided solar power.

Stokes was presiding over a meeting to review the implementation of various programmes regarding health, public works, finance and electricity promised in the Congress' manifesto.

She said nearly 18,000 posts vacant in various departments had been filled during the last one year.

"The government has constituted a state-level committee for resolving pay-related anomalies of the state employees,"said Stokes.
The government was providing free medicines at community health centres besides free treatment facility to the Below the Poverty Line (BPL) families, widows, single and destitute women. "All BPL families had been brought under the ambit of the National Health Bima Yojna,"Stokes added.

The state government had made availability of sufficient funds to ICDS, Anganwari and mid-day meal schemes, she said. "The vacant posts of doctors, paramedics, technicians and nurses are also being filled,"she added.

The minister said nearly 370 kilometres new roads had been constructed and 156 hamlets having 100 or more population had been provided road connectivity.

In order to bring transparency in the functioning of administration, the government had introduced e-governance system so as to make it more accountable, she added.

Meanwhile, Stokes directed all departments to implement the policy document in a phased-manner besides speeding up the pending works.
After assuming power, the Congress adopted its election manifesto as the policy document and constituted a cabinet sub-committee for its implementation.

Agriculture minister Sujan Singh Pathania was also present on the occasion.