'Nari Ko Naman' scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh government for women

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the “Nari Ko Naman” scheme for the women of the state.

  • This scheme has been started in line with the announcement made before the state assembly elections.

  • Under the scheme, the Himachal Pradesh government has announced a 50% discount on ticket prices to women in state government buses.

  • The Himachal Pradesh government will spend Rs 60 crore annually to provide a 50% discount on ticket prices to women in the state.

  • According to an estimate, 1.25 lakh women travel in HRTC buses daily.

  • Minimum fare reduction / other announcements

  • Apart from giving concessions to women in tickets to women, the government also announced reduction of minimum fare in HRTC buses from Rs 7 to Rs 5.

  • In addition, 25 posts of women drivers will be filled in HRTC 'Ride with Pride' taxis.

  • In HRTC, 265 posts of Motor Mechanic, Electrician etc. will also be recruited.

  • About Himachal Pradesh 

  • It was made the eighteenth state of India on 25 January 1971 under the Himachal Pradesh State Act, 1971.

  • Himachal Pradesh is also called the Land of Gods.

  • Himachal Pradesh is part of the Shivalik range of the Himalaya Mountains.

  • Major rivers and dams- Sutlej (Bhakra Dam, Gobind Sagar Reservoir, Koldam Dam), Vyas (Pandoh Dam, Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir), Ravi (Chamera Dam), Parvati

  • Major Lakes- Renuka, Revalsar, Khajjiar, Dal, Beas Kund, Dasaur, Brighu, Parashar, Mani Mahesh, Chander Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Sarolsar, Govind Sagar, Nako Lake

  • National Parks- Great Himalayan National Park, Pin Valley National Park, Khirganga, Inderkilla and Simbalbara National Parks

  • Capital- Shimla

  • Governor- Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

  • Chief Minister- Jai Ram Thakur

  • Legislative Assembly seats- 68

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 3

  • Lok Sabha seats - 4

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