11th June 2020
The State Government has increased the assistance being provided to the family with patients having chronic disease from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000 per month which have benefitted about 6550 people of the State by spending an amount of Rs. 3.45 crore under ‘Sahara Yojna’. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur disclosed this while addressing Virtual Jan Samwad Rally of Dalhousie BJP Mandal from Shimla today.
Chief Minister said that the corona epidemic has posed a big challenge before the world but the situation in India was better than most of the developed countries. He said that as many as 4.10 lakh death have been reported in 15 most developed countries with a population of about 142 crore whereas on other hand about 8200 deaths have been reported in the India due to COVID-19 till now. He said that credit of this goes to timely and farsighted decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Rs. 2000 each have been deposited in the bank accounts of about 8.74 lakh farmers of the State under the Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojna. He said that similarly the Government has transferred Rs. 500 per month in the bank amounts of about 5.90 lakh eligible women for the month of April, May and June, 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Minister said that the State Government has also decided to provide facility of tests and treatment of corona under the Himcare and Ayushman Bharat Yojna. He said that about eligible 5.69 lakh people of the State were provided social security pension in advance for the period of three months so that this vulnerable section of the society do not face any inconvenience due to corona pandemic. He said that 44000 new cases of social security pension have also been sanctioned.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government was ensuring that the State soon emerges out of the economic crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic. He said that for this a Cabinet Sub Committee and Task Force had been constituted to give their suggestions to revive the State economy. He said that Rs. 2000 each have been provided to about one lakh workers registered under H.P. Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for the month of March and April, 2020 by spending an amount of Rs. 40 crore.
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