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SHIMLA: Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said that for the first time the state government had set a target of constructing 10,000 houses in the state under different housing schemes.

He said that Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown had resulted in cumulative losses of about Rs 15.77 crore to the floriculturists of the state from March to May due to non-transportation of flowers.

He said that keeping this in view, the government had decided to provide financial assistance and relief worth Rs 4 crore to the affected floriculturists.

Interacting with the beneficiaries of various schemes of Seraj Vidhan Sabha area through video conferencing, Thakur said the state government had launched Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojna to save womenfolk from indoor pollution.

He said that under this scheme, free LPG connections were being provided to the families left out from Ujjawala scheme started by the central government. He said that till date over 2.78 lakh free gas connections had been provided to families..

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