Himachal Pradesh government launches CM’s Sukhashray Sahayata Kosh

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu launched CM’s Sukhashray Sahayata Kosh with an outlay of Rs 101 crore on 1 January 2023. 

All the Ministers and Congress MLA will contribute their first salary to the fund. The Congress party has 40 MLA in the 68 member Himachal Legislative Assembly. Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu government was sworn in on 11 December 2022.

Aim of the CM’s Sukhashray Sahayata Kosh 

The scheme will aim to provide the facility of higher education to needy children and destitute women.

The state government will bear the expenditure on skill development education, higher education, and vocational training of such children.  They will also be given financial assistance as per their requirement so that they can lead a respectable life.

There will be no requirement for any income certificate for availing these facilities.

The Chief Minister said that children living in childcare institutions, all children being benefited under foster care, destitute women living in Nari Seva Sadan, Shakti Sadan and residents of old age homes would be benefited under this scheme.

Himachal Pradesh 

Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory on 1 November 1956. It became the 18th state of India on 25 January 1971. 

The State is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttarakhand on South-East and China on the East.

District in State: 12

State Governor: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar 

Capital: Shimla 

State Icons 

State Animal: Snow Leopard

State Bird: Western Tragopan

State Flower: Pink Rhododendron

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