CM announces to upgrade HRTC sub depot Dharampur to depot
SHIMLA----- The HRTC Sub Depot Dharampur would be upgraded to HRTC Depot and all possible assistance would be provided to develop Kamalagarh from tourism point of view. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Dharampur in Mandi district today.
The Chief Minister said that Rs.121.50 crore water supply project for the area would be constructed under the BRICS to solve the water problem of the people of Mandal and Dharampur Block. He said that the present State Government completed its one year in office on 27th of December, 2018. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced the occasion with his esteemed and gracious presence in the State level function held at Dharamshala. It was for the first time that the Prime Minister not only graced the occasion on oath taking ceremony of the State Government, but also blessed the people on completion of one year tenure.
Jai Ram Thakur said that he has been in the House for the last about twenty one years and has witnessed that first decisions of all the new government are usually politically motivated. The present government changed this practice, as the first decision of the government was aimed at upliftment and welfare of the poor. The first decision of the present Government was to reduce the age for availing the old age income without income criteria from 80 years to 70 years and this decision has benefitted about two lakh people of the State.
The Chief Minister said that the Congress leaders used to make much hue and cry about his Delhi visits, but after the government succeeded in getting developmental projects worth Rs. 10,000 crore sanctioned for the State, these leaders has now nothing to say. He said that the Congress is completely disintegrated in the State and all it leaders are fighting battle of survival. He said on the other hand the present state government is poised to make the Himachal a front runner State of the country.
He said that during the present one year tenure he has visited about 64 Assembly constituencies of the State out of total 68 to get first hand information regarding developmental demands and aspirations of the people of the State. He said that Jan Manch launched by the State Government has not only ensured that various works and grievances of the general public were being redressed nearer to their home, but this has also reduced footfall in the Government offices, thereby saving their precious time and money.
The Chief Minister said that Grihini Suvidha Yojna has ensured that all the households even those not covered under the Ujjawala Yojna launched by the Union Government, get free LPG gas connection so that the State could become smoke free.
He announced opening of PHCs at Morla and Jhangi and Rs. 2 crore for Mini Secretariat at Dharampur. He announced Science and Commerce classes at Senior Secondary Schools Tanar and Kotwan, Rs. 10 lakh for providing interlocking tiles in Dharampur bazar, upgradation of Primary School Tanur to Middle School and Middle School Banardi to High School.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of multi village water supply scheme Kamlah and Mandap in Dharampur block to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 121.50 crore, 132 KV Sub Station at Dharampur to be set up at a cost of Rs. 26.74 crore benefiting about 1.32 lakh people of 40 panchayats of the area and building of Civil Hospital Dharampur to be built at a cost of Rs. 9.90 crore.
The Chief Minister laid foundation stones of 33 KV Sub Station at Marhi to be set up at a cost of about Rs. 5 crore benefitting over 30,000 people of 10 panchayats of the area, building of Mukhya Mantri Aadarsh Vidyalaya to be completed by spending Rs. 19.50 crore and phase-II of Rakh to Dhaloun road to be built at a cost of Rs. 6 crore.
He inaugurated the multi speciality health camp on the occasion being organised from 24th to 26th January.
The Mandal BJP weighed the Chief Minister with coins on the occasion. Various social cultural and political organisations honoured the Chief Minister.
President, Contractor Association Dharampur, Sanjay Nirala presented a cheque of Rs. 2.01 lakh to the Chief Minister towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on the behalf of the Association.
Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the people of Mandi district were fortunate to have Chief Minister for the first time from the district. He said that the new building of Dharampur Civil Hospital would go a long way in providing quality health services to the people of the area. He also thanked the Chief Minister for laying foundation stone of Rs 121.50 crore multi village water supply scheme Kamlah and Mandap in Dharampur Block, which would solve the water problem of the area. He urged the Chief Minister for opening coaching institute for the youth for entrance test for admission to armed forces and other uniformed services.
Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur said that it was a historic occasion for the people of Dharampur as the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth crores of rupees on the birthday of the local MLA and Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender SinghThakur. He also detailed various welfare schemes being implemented by the Union Government.
MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, MLAs Col. Inder Singh, Vinod Kumar, Inder Singh Gandhi, Jawahar Thakur and Prakash Rana, Mandal BJP President Puran Chand were present on the occasion among others.