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CM presides over closing ceremony of State Level Angikaar Campaign

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the Closing ceremony of State Level Angikaar Campaign at Dharamshala today.

Chief Minister said that the campaign was a move aimed at bringing beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna Urban (PMAY, urban) into the fold of other central schemes such as Ujjawala and Ayushman Bharat.

Jai Ram Thakur said the convergence especially focused on Ujjwala for LPG gas connection and Ayushman Bharat for health insurance to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). He said that as many as 5829 people have been covered under the PMAY (Urban) Mobile Application in the State under Angikaar Campaign.

Chief Minister said that the campaign launched by the Union Government on 29th August this year was officially rolled out in the state from Mandi on October 2nd which was concluded today. He said that the campaign was also aimed at spreading awareness and understanding about environment conservation and hazards of plastic to the environment. He said that the state was poised to become the first state of the country by 27th of this month with every household with a LPG gas connection.

Chief Minister administered oath to the students on the occasion. He also planted a sapling.

He also flagged of the awareness rally on the occasion.

Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, MLA Vishal Nehariya, Mayor Municipal Corporation Dharamshala Divender, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Pradeep Thakur, SP Vimukt Ranjan were present on the occasion among others.


UAE Ambassador lauds efforts of Himachal in organising Global Investor’s Meet

Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to India Dr. Ahmed Al Banna has appreciated the efforts of the State Government for meticulously organising maiden Global Investor Meet at Dharamshala.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the Ambassador said that the meet has not only created an ideal platform for exchange of views and opportunities, but has also opened newer channels of communication.

While praising the efforts of the State for effectively organising such a mega event said, “I firmly believe that under your steering and visionary leadership, the State of Himachal Pradesh is poised to grow like never before in terms of attracting and facilitating foreign investment”.

Dr. Ahmed Al Banna has expressed hope that there were synergies for cooperation between UAE and Himachal Pradesh especially in the area of agro and food processing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, renewable energy, hospitality, health care and wellness etc.

It is pertinent to mention here that UAE is India’s third largest trading partner- with trade of 60 million US dollars, after USA and China. In addition to it, UAE has Indian diaspora of 30 lakh people. Therefore, relationship between India and UAE has changed from “commercial trading to comprehensive strategic relationship.