Shimla : Night curfew in Himachal Pradesh’s worst Covid affected districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Kangra districts will continue till 5 th January.The state cabinet which met here today also decided to continue with the Covid-19 SOPs in these districts.
It gave its approval to grant ex post facto permission to operationalise ‘make shift hospitals’ at Shimla, Nalagarh, Tanda and Nerchowk in public interest at a cost of Rs 1.37 crore, Rs 2.36 crore, Rs 3.44 crore and Rs 6.11 crore out of which 50 percent funds have been provided to CSIR/CBRI Roorkee in advance.
The Cabinet gave its approval to amend the para-1 & 6 of order number F.F.E.B.A (3)4/99 dated 10th September, 2002 under Himachal Pradesh Land Preservation Act, 1978 for felling trees from the private land under ten years ‘Pattan’ programme by empowering concerned Divisional Forest Officers to grant permission for felling of upto 200 trees in place of upto 50 trees in a year, concerned Chief Conservator of Forests/Chief Conservator of Forests upto 300 trees in place of upto 100 trees in a year.
Principal Chief Conservator Forests upto 400 trees in place of upto 200 trees in a year and Government of Himachal Pradesh above 400 trees in place of above 200 trees in a year.
It also decided that in case of trees are not felled within a prescribed year, the competent authority may extend the period upto one year where the process of demarcation of land and marking of trees have been completed during the prescribed year of felling and the felling orders stand issued by the concerned DFO but felling of trees have not been done or has been done partially and where process of demarcation of land and marking of trees has been completed during the prescribed year of felling but felling orders has not been issued.
The cabinet also gave its consent to shift office of Deputy Inspector General (Intelligence and Security) from Shimla to Dharamshala in the public interest.