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20-Sep-2017 Shimla

Vidya Stokes inaugurates Wi-Fi facility for Thanadhar panchayat

Under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan IPH & IT Minister Vidya Stokes inaugurated Wi-Fi service at Thanadhar panchayat through video conferencing. She also distributed free smart phones to six newly digitally literate persons on the occasion.Stokes...

12-May-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Pushes For Consensus Solution To SYL At NZC Meet

Pushing for consensual resolution of the SYL dispute, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday called for coordination by the concerned states with the Government of India to find a feasible solution for optimal utilization of river waters based...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

I&PH Minister urges Union Government to increase funding in NRDWP

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes addressing on the occasion of national workshop organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, GoI on “Water for All” at new Delhi today urged the Union Government to increase funding in National...

19-Feb-2017 Shimla

Imported apple cultivars pest-free : Vidya Stokes

The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday said transparent international guidelines have been followed to rejuvenate its Rs 3,500-crore fruit industry and the imported apple cultivars were tested pest and disease-free.A World Bank-funded Himachal Pradesh...

14-Sep-2016 Shimla

CM stresses upon promoting Hindi Language

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing the Hindi Divas and Rajbhasha Awards Ceremony at Gaiety Theatre, here today, said that the core objective of the celebration was to bring awareness pertaining to teaching and learning of Hindi language. He said...

15-Aug-2016 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh minister falls off stage, suffers head injury

Himachal Pradesh minister Vidya Stokes, 88, on Monday suffered a minor head injury when she fell off the stage at an Independence Day function, officials said.Stokes fell as she headed towards her seat after delivering a speech, an official accompanying her told...

28-Jun-2016 Kumarsain (Shimla)

Virbhadra Singh announces SDM Office for Kumarsain

Addressing a mammoth public meeting at Kumarsain today, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced opening of Sub-Divisional Officers (SDM) Office, construction of Bus Stand and Community Hall at Kumarsain in Shimla district.He announced upgradation of Primary Health...

09-Jun-2016 Shimla

IPH Minister Vidya Stokes inaugurates Himalayan Consumer Fair

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes inaugurated the 4th Himalayan Consumer Fair organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Tourism Department here today.Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Stokes said that Himachal Pradesh Government...

31-May-2016 Shimla

Rs. 31 lakh contributed towards CM Relief fund

Irrigation and Public Health and IT Minister Vidya Stokes alongwith Managing Director H.P. State Electronic Corporation (HPSEC) Shri J.R. Katwal presented a cheque of  Rs. 31 lakh to Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh as contribution towards CM Relief Fund...

13-Oct-2015 Rohru (Himachal Pradesh)

Disproportionate assets case a witch-hunt: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said the registration of a disproportionate assets case against him and his wife by the CBI was a political witch-hunt."Accusing me of possessing unaccounted...

19-Jun-2015 Shimla

CBI probe a ploy to tarnish Virbhadra, says Congress

Expressing solidarity with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the state Congress on Friday accused the BJP-led central government of trying to destabilise the duly elected non-BJP state governments in the country.It said the registration of a preliminary...

07-May-2015 Shimla

CM directs to maintain quality in Swan channelization project

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has directed to maintain the quality as per the approved specifications in executing the Swan river channelization, which was the biggest flood control project of the State. He also directed to ensure that no mining activity...

17-Jul-2014 Shimla

I work harder than many half my age: Vidya Stokes at 86

At 86-years-young, there's nothing to stop Congress veteran and Himachal Pradesh's senior minister Vidya Stokes. As the No.2 in the state cabinet, she spends most of her time in office but has no desire to take that one final step to the chief minister's...

21-Jun-2014 Shimla

First Meeting of Swan River Channelization Authority held

Work on Rs. 922.485 crore Swan River Channelization project would be completed in a stipulated time period and over 7163.49 hectare cultivable land would be protected from floods.  Under this project, embankment of 387.58 kilometers would be done. This was...

17-Jun-2014 Shimla

Horticulture Minister to inaugurate Fruit Nutrition Lab at Thanadhar

Horticulture Minister Vidya Stokes will inaugurate Fruit Plant Nutrition Laboratory at Thanadhar in Shimla district on 19 June, 2014. She will also lay foundation stone of the building of this laboratory on this occasion. A Spokesperson of the Horticulture department...

02-Jun-2014 Shimla

Pabbar River Project more viable for Shimla Town: Vidya Stokes

Vidya Stokes, Irrigation and Public Health Minister said that the State Government was committed to provide un-interrupted supply of safe drinking water to the people of the Shimla town and was working in close co-ordination with line Departments, so as to...

26-May-2014 Shimla

Stop threatening the Congress Government -Vidya Stokes,G.S.Bali

Vidya Stokes,  Irrigation and Public Health Minister, G.S.Bali, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs  Minister and Shri Anil Sharma, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister have denounced the recent statement of Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal calling for...

22-May-2014 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh to standardise apple marketing

Himachal Pradesh, the country's main apple-growing region, will bring standardisation in marketing of the fruit, Horticulture Minister Vidya Stokes said here Thursday.She said the government has been contemplating bringing amendments to the HP Agriculture and...

22-May-2014 Shimla

Government to bring standardization in apple marketing : Vidya Stokes

Vidya Stokes, Irrigation and Public Health and Horticulture Minister said that State Government had been contemplating to bring out amendments in the ‘Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticulture Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005’ and...

22-Feb-2014 Shimla

GoI approves 39 small irrigation projects for the State

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes disclosed here today that Union Ministry for Water Resources had sanctioned 39 small irrigation projects for the State amounting to Rs.7373.55 lakh under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP). She thanked...

17-Feb-2014 Shimla

127 Himachal buildings have rainwater harvesting facility

Himachal Pradesh has constructed rooftop rainwater harvesting structures on 127 government buildings and work is on in 34 more buildings, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes informed the state assembly Monday."The continuous change in weather conditions...

29-Dec-2013

Rs. 180 crore to be spent on channelization of Chhonch Khad

Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh said that the state government was committed for over-all development of the State besides ensuring equal and balanced growth of all areas and its people. He said that Kangra district was being accorded priority in all spheres...

10-Dec-2013 Shimla

CM announces degree college for Kumarsain, sub-tehsil for Kotgarh

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today announced opening of Government Degree College at Kumarsain in Shimla district with financial estimate of Rupees five crore for the construction of the college building. He also announced Sub-Tehsil for Kotgarh and upgrading...

15-Oct-2013 Shimla

CHC Gohar to be upgraded to 50 bedded hospital: Chief Minister

Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh laid foundation stone of  Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) of village Jabal, Saroa, Kutachi and adjoining villages in Gram Panchayat Shalla, Noun and Chhamyar to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.71 crore benefiting about 4000...

11-Sep-2013 Sunni(Shimla)

Three-day Bharat Nirman public information campaign concludes at Sunni

The three-day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign organized by PIB Shimla other media unit of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with help of district administration came to an end  here today as concluding day was dedicated for ICDS and NHRM...

05-Sep-2013 Shimla

Contribution towards CM Relief Fund

Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh was presented a cheque of  Rs. 51,000  by Irrigation & Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes on behalf of  Information Technology (IT) department towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund  here today. Additional Chief...

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