CM stresses on need for downloading Arogya Setu App for tracking and tracing Covid-19 cases

  • Chief Minister stressed the need for downloading the Arogya Setu App which would be helpful in tracking and tracing Covid-19 cases.
  • He said that to facilitate the students, stationary shops would remain open on Monday and Thursday during the curfew relaxation period in the state.
  • Chief Minister said that all the Chief Ministers were of the view that the time of the lockdown should be increased and this phase of lockdown would be different from the earlier one.

Registered workers of HPBOCWWB to get Rs. 2000 each for March and April in HP

  • HP Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (HPBOCWWB) informed here today that the State Government has decided to pay rupees two thousand for the month of March and rupees two thousand for April, to registered workers of HPBOCWW Board, through Direct Benefit Transfer.
  • Rs. 11.31 crores have been transferred to the bank accounts of 56,552 workers registered with the Board.


Exit plan to be prepared keeping in view health and economic variables: CM

  • CM said that as per the threat of COVID-19 and cases found in Himachal Pradesh, the State would be divided into six zones viz. red zone, orange (4 zones) and green zone  for the sake of drafting exit plan from COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Chief Minister said that exist plan would be initiated only and only when there were initial flattening of infection curve followed by tapering of the curve with the tendency to reach a stage zero infection.


Contributions made towards HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented a bank draft of  Rs. 3,65,100 by Director Industries Hans Raj Sharma  on behalf of  staff of Industries Department towards ‘HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund,’ here today.
  • Another contribution of Rs. 1,11,000 was made by former MLA from Mandi district and former Parliamentary Secretary Leela Sharma  towards this Fund.
  • N.C. Sharma Retd. District Education Officer also presented a draft of Rs. 51,000 for this fund to the Chief Minister.

Farmers and horticulturist freed from any restriction in bringing their produce to markets

  • Chief Secretary Anil Khachi apprised the Governor that farmers and fruit growers do not require curfew passes for transpirations of their produce as they have been exempted from all the existing exercise.
  • He also apprised about various measures being taken related to control of coronavirus and about arrangements made by the state government to facilitate farming community and general public as well.