Irrigation, Public Health and Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the horticulture project of 1688 crores and integrated mushroom development project of 423 crores will bring transformation in economy of the farmers of Himachal Pradesh. He said that apples were grown on a large scale in the upper areas of the state whereas there were immense possibilities for the production of mango, citrus and stone fruits in lower areas. He said that effective implementation of projects will be ensured, which would be helpful in achieving the target of doubling the income of farmers by 2022.
Horticulture Minister was reviewing the World Bank funded horticulture projects and plans, here today.He said that the World Bank team is visiting the state from 18 to 27 September 2018 to study the feasibility of these projects. For this, he directed the officers of the Department to complete all the formalities of the first phase. He said that the Secretary level talks will be held on September 15 in Shimla. He said that detailed directions had been issued to the concerned authorities for effective implementation of the projects. He said that a review meeting has been called in this regard in his office on September 17.
IPH department gets nine new executive engineers
Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that promotion has been made on various posts of engineers in the department. Nine Assistant Engineers had been promoted to Executive Engineers and they were deployed in different parts of the state.He said that with the efforts of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur an ambitious water conservation and rain water harvesting project of Rs. 4751 crores had been approved, out of which Rs. 708.87 crores has been received in the first phase. This project would go a long way in achieving the goal of doubling the farm income.The Minister instructed engineers for effective implementation of this project so that the expected results could be obtained to ensure timely benefits to the people.