Budget Session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, 2017

The first day of the on-going budget session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly opened with the address of the Hon’ble Governor. Obituary references were also made on the passing away of Ms J Jayalalithaa, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri Dilli Ram Basnet, former MLA and Shri P Shiv Shankar, former Governor of Sikkim.

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Workshop on Organic Farming, 2017

Attended the Workshop on Organic Farming held at Samman Bhawan today in which eminent scientists and professors from various institutes across the Country and the world and officials of various Government Departments were present. The Workshop was an enriching experience, especially the presentation made by Mr Bernward Geier of Germany, who has 40 years of experience in the field of agriculture and environment. I talked about the various initiatives of the State Government towards conservation of environment with organic farming being one of them. We had embarked on the journey […]

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National Seminar on ‘Understanding Himalayan Phytodiversity in Changing Climate’, 2017

Today, I attended the National Seminar on ‘Understanding Himalayan Phytodiversity in Changing Climate’ held at Chintan Bhawan. I am confident that this seminar will help to reframe our collective conservative strategy, nationally and globally. I apprised the gathering on our Government’s eco-friendly policies and programmes, which help in protecting our environment and biodiversity. I urged the eminent scientists present in the programme to collectively work for the protection of environment.

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Counseling-cum-Allotment of seats under Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship Scheme, 2017

Attended the function of Counseling-cum-Allotment of seats to the students selected under Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship Scheme at Chintan Bhawan today. The scheme seeks to provide opportunities to students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society to study in premier educational institutions both within and outside the State. I am happy that this year, 50 students have been shortlisted of which, 10 would be going to study in schools outside the State. The total number of students benefiting under this scheme has now increased to 818. It is also […]

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Silver Jubilee Celebration of SDF Party, 2017

Felt extremely happy to attend the Silver Jubilee celebration function of SDF Party at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok today. At the outset, I paid tributes to all those personalities- past and present- who contributed towards our Party. I thanked everyone of them for their support. I also thanked my family members, particularly my wife Tika Maya Chamling, for her relentless support. Last but not the least, I thanked the people of Sikkim for the love and support they have showered on me and the SDF Party. Right from its institution on […]

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Cabinet Meeting

The following were approved/sanctioned by the Cabinet which met on 21st February, 2017 at Samman Bhawan:- DEPARTMENT OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1. The following with regard to :- i) Issue of Notification requiring Compliance in respect of National Skill Qualification Framework as a prerequisite for Government of Sikkim funding. ii) Constitution of Core Committee as State level mechanism for ensuring implementation of Common Norms for Skill development schemes. iii) Rs.13.39 lakhs budget provision for the current financial year 2016-17 under Skill Development Initiatives Schemes to State Institute of Capacity […]

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Commissioning of 1200 MW Teesta Stage-III, Hydro Electric Project, 2017

With great pleasure, I declared the commissioning of Teesta Stage-III, Hydro Electric Project at a press conference held at Samman Bhawan today. It is a historic day which I am sure will be remembered by all. I shared the following with regarding to the project: 1. The project which commenced from January 2005 was allotted to Teesta Urja Pvt. Ltd. on Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) basis for a period of 35 years. After 35 years,the project will be handed over to the State Government as the sole owner. 2. […]

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Cabinet Meeting

The following were approved/sanctioned by the Cabinet which met on 2nd February, 2017 at Samman Bhawan:- DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES, VETY.SERVICES 1. Rs.174 lakhs for reconstruction of Sub-Divisional Veterinary Hospital Complex at Chungthang in North Sikkim damaged during earthquake of 18th September, 2011 under BADP. WATER SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2. Rs.1,62,14,000/- for restoration, reconstruction of intake/head works, re-alignment of pipelines of Rolep Khola Source and providing distribution pipe/chambers to IBeam Colony and dedicated pipeline to Tourist Lodge and Goli Ground of Rangpo WSS. 3. Rs.4151 […]

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Team Building Retreat of HRD Department, 2017

Today, I attended ‘Team Building Retreat’ of Human Resource Development Department at Saramsa Gardens. Since education is related to human life, the State Government has made it a priority sector. Sincere efforts have been made to impart quality education in Sikkim and we have also ensured in giving respect and honour to our teachers and the teaching profession. I appealed to the Pirincipals and Headmasters of schools to work hard towards making education system in Sikkim one of the best in the world. Also, appealed to all College and School […]

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68th Republic Day Celebrations, 2017

I joined the Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day celebrations held at Paljor Stadium. My heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Sikkim and my fellow countrymen on this joyous occasion. I also congratulate all the recipients of the State Meritorious Service Awards.

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