The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to press helicopters into service to provide connectivity to polling stations in the far-flung areas so that Electronic Voting Machines,polling personnel and materials can be airlifted before and after the November 4 elections.
The state focus paper,prepared by the NABARD for Himachal Pradesh,proposes a more than 25 per cent hike in the priority sector for this fiscal year with the highest credit projections for crop loans in the agriculture sector,beside services,manufacturing,housing and educational sectors.
Himachal Pradesh Chief secretary Sudripta Roy on Wednesday said the government will not make the alleged tapped telephone numbers public and legal experts were being consulted to keep the numbers a secret.
A senior Himachal Administrative Services (HAS) Officer,who reportedly refused to sign orders and allegedly toe a particular line in the State Election Commission,has been shunted out and told to look for a new posting from the governments personnel department.
In a major pre-poll relief,the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to regularise buildings with up to 99 per cent deviations,but did not relax the green-area ban in Shimla disappointing nearly 70 plot holders affected by it.
Himachal Pradesh is set to adopt new technologies of road construction with ACC and Confederation of Indian Industry deciding to lend their support both technical and logistical to build durable concrete roads.