The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to provide 25 per cent subsidy for setting up of private hospitals in rural areas in the state, an official spokesperson said. The Cabinet meeting held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to introduce the ‘Swasthya Mein Sahbhagita Yojna’ to ensure improved access and affordability of quality healthcare services in rural areas, he said.
The Cabinet also decided to allot 780 MW Jangi-Thopan-Powari Hydro Project in Kinnaur district for execution to the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN).
The Cabinet decided to upgrade eight government primary schools to middle schools and two middle schools to high schools in Sirmaur, Mandi and Una districts along with creation and filling up of requisite staff.
It was decided in the Cabinet that the state industries department would hold a Global Investor Meet in February next year to woo entrepreneurs to invest in the state.