Himachal Pradesh Dev Bhumi Darshan Yojana
The Himachal Pradesh has also approved for increasing the old age pension amount for ex-servicemen or war widows from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3000. The Himachal Pradesh Government has also approved to start Vigyan Gram Yojana in 5 districts. This scheme will start in various districts of the state including Chamba, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur districts in order to boost agricultural production, non-farming activities and to preserve available resources.
The HP Government has also started the “Jal Se Krishi Ko Bal Yojana” for water conservation and rainwater harvesting. The state government has sanctioned a budgetary provision of Rs. 250 crore for this scheme. In order to encourage tourism, the state government has started “Aaj Purani Raaho Se” Yojana.
HP Dev Bhoomi Darshan Yojana for Senior Citizens
Here are the important features and highlights of Himachal Pradesh Dev Bhumi Darshan Yojana –
- The HP Government will provide discount in travel expenses to senior citizens in order to enable them to visit sacred places in the state.
- Senior Citizens having age 70 to 80 years will get 50% discount in buses while traveling to dev bhumi.
- Apart from this, those senior citizens having age 80 years or above in age will get full 100% discount in bus travel.