Uttarakhand Cabinet approved pension scheme for farmers
Uttarakhand Cabinet approved two schemes including pension scheme for farmers and scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state.
Uttarakhand Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat on 5 June 2014 approved two schemes namely pension scheme for farmers and scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state. The schemes were approved in a Cabinet meet held in Almora.
Under the pension scheme all farmers of the state who farms on two hectare piece of land will get 800 rupees per month as a pension. Whereas, under scheme to air-lift doctors the air-lifted doctors and pharmacists will attend patients for a month and then will be replaced by another group of doctors.
Apart from this, the government also constituted a committee led by State Finance Minister Indira Hridyesh to look into suggestions to increase the honorarium of Ayurvedic and Homeopathic doctors.
Some other approvals were
• Grant of 50 crore rupees to Gairsain development authority
• Grant of 50 crore rupees each to Purola and Almora to conserve their rich religious and cultural heritage