Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today gave its nod to extend Market Intervention Scheme for Procurement of Apple, Mango and citrus fruits Kinnow, Malta, Orange and Galgal for this year with an enhancement of Rs. 1 per kg.
Under the Scheme, 144936 MT apple would be procured under MIS at the rate of Rs 10.50 per kg with handling charges of Rs 2.75 per kg. Under this scheme, 305 procurement centres would be opened as per the demand of the fruit growers out of which 169 collection centres would be opened and operated by HPMC and 136 by HIMFED.
Approximately 250 MT seedling, 500 MT grafted and 500 MT Achari mango would be procured at the rate of Rs 10.50 for all varieties of mango. These would be procured through HPMC and HIMFED with handling charges at the rate Rs 1.30 per kg.
Similarly, 500 MT Kinnow, Malta and Orange would be procured at the rate of Rs. 9.50 (B grade) and Rs. 9 (C grade) per kg whereas 100 MT galgal would be procured at the rate of Rs. 8 per kg with handling charge of Rs. 2.65 per kg for citrus fruits and Rs.1 per kg for galgal.
The State Cabinet also decided to fill up 500 posts of Medical Officers in the Health Department.Out of these 500 posts, 300 posts of Medical Officers will be filled up through Walk In Interview within a month and 200 posts would be filled through the Public Service Commission.
880 posts of Community Health Officers on contract basis under National Health Mission in various Health and Wellness Centres.
Also 19 posts of Dentists will be filled on contract basis 50 percent through Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission and the rest on batchwise basis.
The State Cabinet decided to lift the ban on transfers for ten days from 18th July to 27th July.
The Cabinet also decided to recommend the Governor to convene the Monsoon Session of H.P. Vidhan Sabha in four sittings on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August, 2022.
It gave approval for signing of the loan agreement through Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India with Asian Development Bank for Rs. 1098.89 crore externally aided ‘Himachal Pradesh Rural Water Improvement and Livelihood Project’.
This project will be financed through a loan of Rs. 760.77 crore by Asian Development Bank and a counter fund of Rs. 338.12 crore by the Government of Himachal Pradesh in the ratio 69.2 percent of ADB share and 30.8 percent of Himachal’s share.
The Cabinet gave its nod to provide 6.6 acre land of Dr. Y.S. Parmar Horticulture and Forestry University Nauni on lease for 99 years on token lease amount of Rs. 1 in favour of Botanical Survey of India for setting up its Regional Centre in the University Campus.