Inaugurates and lays foundation stones of projects worth Rs. 335 crore in Nagrota Bagwan constituency
40 developmental projects dedicated to people of Nagrota Bagwan, Rs. 235 crore spent
CM lays foundation stones of 15 projects to be completed at a cost of Rs. 99.92 crore, announces construction of PWD rest house at Nagrota Bagwan
Lashing out at the previous government, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Nagrota Bagwan said that it remained in office for many years but ignored welfare and progress of especially women, poor and downtrodden.
Chief Minister was here today at Nagrota Bagwan in district Kangra to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of 55 projects worth Rs. 335 crore and to preside over the function to commemorate the celebration of 75 years of formation of Himachal Pradesh. These included the inauguration of major projects of rural piped water supply scheme for cluster of 6 panchayats under Nagrota Bagwan block completed at a cost of Rs. 15.32 crore, Rs. 5.45 crore flow irrigation scheme for Pathiyar panchayat, Rs. 6.80 crore electrical engineering block in Government Rajiv Gandhi Engineering College Nagrota Bagwan, Rs. 3.89 crore bridge over Bathu Khud, Rs. 4.80 crore bridge over Naked khud, Rs. 51 crore link road Baroh Jandrah to Lagdu Khundian, Rs. 3.69 crore link road Sipanpat to Kharat Kahas, Rs. 27 crore centre of excellence in mental health in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda, Rs. 13.71 crore school of nursing building in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda, Rs. 12.50 crore girls hostel in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda, Rs. 7.55 crore boys hostel in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda, Rs. 7.45 crore PG girls hostel in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda. He also inaugurated reconstruction of Rs. 24.85 crore double lane road (NH 303) Massal to Sarotari portion and Rs. 3.50 crore girls hostel in B. Pharmacy college.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stones of Rs. 16.96 crore source strengthening of water supply scheme for various villages in Nagrota Bagwan tehsil, Rs. 34.70 crore improvement and restructuring of old water supply scheme Malnoo-Nera-Thamba-Baroh and Toru in Baroh tehsil, Rs. 3.27 crore lift water supply scheme Luhunu-Mangrela, Rs. 4.23 crore augmentation and improvement of distribution system of water supply scheme Sunehar-Mundla-Sadarpur, Rajiana-Thanpuri, Rs. 7.80 crore upgradation of existing water supply scheme of Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda, Rs. 5.67 crore construction of link road from Malan to Gujrehra, Rs. 12.55 crore construction of type-V quarter in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda and Rs. 3.70 crore construction of type-IV quarter in Dr. RP Government Medical College Tanda.
“Himachal Pradesh has made significant development in various sectors since its formation in 1948. The state has also acquired remarkable progress especially in road connectivity, education, health, power, rural development, tourism, agriculture and horticulture sectors. There were only 88 health institutions in1948 and now the number has touched the figure of 4320 health institutions. Apart from cent percent electrification of villages across the state, the state has a road network of 39354 kilometres which has become possible due to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Major credit goes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who started this ambitious Yojna, he said.”
Jai Ram Thakur said the present State Government has also completed over four years and eight months in office and the government has ensured a balanced and all-round development of the State and welfare of poor and needy class.
“The present Government is spending over Rs. 1300 crore annually on providing social security pensions to the needy as compared to only Rs. 400 crore spent by the previous State Government. This shows and proves the commitment of the government towards fulfillment of its concerns. HIMCARE, Sahara Yojna, Mukya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna and Mukhya Mantri Shagun Yojna have also provided much needed relief to the needy and poor,he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said the ambitious Mukhya Mantri Swawlamban Yojna implemented by the state government has proved to be a precursor in providing avenues of self-employment to youths and women also. Since its inception in 2018, investment to the tune of Rs. 721 crore has been made and 4377 projects completed so far. Beneficiaries have been provided with subsidies amounting to Rs. 200 crore. As many as 11674 un-employed beneficiaries have been benefited, he added.
He said that the Congress remained in power for about 50 years in the State as well as at the Centre. He said that the State Government brought home as many as 2.50 lakh people of the State stranded in different parts of the country during covid pandemic. He said that it was unfortunate that the opposition even did not refrain from politicizing this sensitive issue and even tried to mislead the people on the issue of vaccination.
Chief Minister said that the ‘Naari Ko Naman’ programme was launched for the State from Dharamshala under which 50 percent concession was being provided in fare to women in Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses. He said that this concession in bus fares to women is not a political move, rather it is a small step towards our resolve to ensure women welfare and empowerment.
Chief Minister announced the opening of a new fire sub station for Changar area of Nagrota Bagwan. On the demand of the MLA Arun Kumar for having the PWD rest house facility at Nagrota Bagwan, the Chief Minister said a new rest house would be constructed at Nagrota Bagwan.
Chief Minister said that SDM Nagrota Bagwan will camp at Baroh for 2 days in a week so that people of Changar area could be facilitated. He also announced Rs. 1 crore for construction of link roads in remote areas under Nagrota Bagwan assembly segment. On the demand of separate sub-division for Changar area and upgradation of police post Baroh, the Chief Minister directed the authority concerned to prepare the feasibility report.
Chief Minister also distributed an incentive of Rs. 48.30 lakhs to mahila mandals of Nagrota Bagwan, Kangra and Baroh development blocks under Vidhayak Kshetra Vikas Nidhi Yojna.
MLA Nagrota Bagwan Arun Kumar while welcoming the Chief Minister said Nagrota Bagwan constituency has witnessed an all-round development and the state government under the able and dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also gave priority for progress of the area. He paid his gratitude towards Jai Ram Thakur for dedicating and laying foundation stones of 55 developmental projects. He termed it as a moment of historic day which never came before.
MLAs Vishal Nehria and Pawan Kajal, Chairman Gau Sewa Ayog Ashok Sharma, former MLA Ram Chand Bhatia, Chairman Zila Parishad Ramesh Brar, BJP Mandal President Vinay Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal were also present on the occasion.