Covid-19 Effects, Uttarakhand Cabinet Approves 14 Welfare Proposals

A total of 14 proposals were approved in the cabinet in view of the present Covid-19 pandemic which are directly related with the welfare of the people of the hill state. These are listed below for the benefit of the viewers of 

1. In view of the Covid effect, the Vatsalya scheme was approved under social security. This will be applicable from March 2020 to March 2022, under this, the child whose parent or guardian dies, will be given free ration, education etc. facility of Rs 3000 per month till 21 years.

2. It was decided to extend the Craftsman Promotion Scheme by 5 years. Under this, 25 craftsmen will be given an award of Rs. 01 lakh.

3. To compensate for the loss of industries due to Kovid effect, Rs 228 crore 99 lakh will be given to the tourism businessmen. Under this, a one-time financial assistance of Rs 5000 per employee will be given to individual beneficiaries at the rate of Rs 2500 per month for 2 months through DBT. Its amount will be 2500 lakhs.
a) 10 thousand per firm will be given to 352 tour operators through DBT. Its amount will be 35.20 lakhs.
b) 303 adventure tour operators registered for tourism businessmen will be given 10 thousand rupees per firm through DBT, its amount will be 30.30 lakhs.
c) In the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Yojana, interest will be reimbursed on the loan taken from April 01 to September 30 under the Home Stay Scheme. Its amount will be 200 lakhs.
d) Registered 631 rafting guides will be given 10 thousand rupees per guide, its amount will be 63.10 lakhs.
e) License renewal exemption will have an expenditure load of Rs. 65 lakhs.

3. Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojna Ati Micro (Nano Enterprises) will be implemented. Under this, small businessmen like sewing, weaving, tea, fruit vendors related to nano industries will be targeted to benefit 20 thousand people affected by the adverse effect of the lockdown, on which the expenditure of 10 crores will be incurred, out of which 05 crores will be borne by Hans Foundation. A subsidy of 5 thousand rupees to every person, due to which the cost of the related industries will be 10 thousand to 15 thousand, 01 thousand will be margin money.

4. The ongoing work of Sohan Singh Jeena Medical and Research Institute, Almora’s college campus and the associated Govardhan Tiwari Government Base Hospital, Almora, will be done by the Uttar Pradesh State Construction Corporation while the new work will be done by the Drinking Water Nirman Nigam.

5. The Uttarakhand Moneylender Regulation Rules, 2018 have been approved.

6. In view of the requirement of land for administrative building, command control etc. under Kedarnath Reconstruction Master Plan, 08 buildings of old Garhwal Development Corporation were allowed to be demolished.

7. Webcast will be made the executive body for flood control in Badrinath at a cost of 100 crores.

8. Higher Education Subordinate Selection Commission had found eligible in the direct recruitment selection process of library clerk on 03 posts against 25 posts, besides 21 candidates B.Lib or M.Lib 21 degree holders according to the list sent by the commission. Decision will be taken to make rules for selection.

9. In the reconstruction of Haridwar Hotel Alaknanda, out of Rs 50 lakh 76 thousand 335, labor cess has been removed and it has been decided to waive the fee charged in the approved map.

10. If you want to get your map passed for getting bank related loan outside the former District Development Authority, then you can apply to the District Development Authority, till now it is not mandatory to pass the map in rural areas.

11. It was decided to transfer the land of Justice Department’s residential building at Tekhla in Uttarkashi and residential building of public works near Vishwanath temple to the Justice Department.

12. The right of allotment/cancellation/transfer/rent of sheds/plots belonging to the state industry was given to the District Magistrate.

14. In the Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor under Udham Singh Nagar, it has been decided to give one thousand acres of land in the form of a corridor under 150 kms. There will be a trust for this. In this regard, there will be a tripartite agreement between the State Government, SIDCUL and the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust. Smart cities and various hubs will be constructed in this corridor. 

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