April 18, 2016




Vijyender Sharma

Shimla----While addressing public meeting at Mohal in district Kullu today, Chief Minister, Shri Virbhadra Singh said that every drop of water was precious and had to be saved adding that all the irrigational schemes in the state should be completed at the earliest. He said that all those officers who work dedicatedly and complete work in time-bound manner would be honoured.

He said that it had been observed that due to changing climatic condition maximum parts of the country were facing acute water shortage and the people in few areas of Maharashtra mainly Latur, were being provided water through water tankers and trains, which were being sent-off from Delhi and other parts of the country to cater to the water needs of the people.

The Chief Minister directed the Irrigation and Public Health Department to complete all the ongoing schemes on priority. Besides, he also directed the PWD department to complete the ongoing civil works as soon as possible. He said that development was never ending and a continuous process and the departments concerned should complete their targets within stipulated time . All the works the foundation stone of which were laid by him should be completed within a year or two he said. 

He also announced opening of health sub-centre at Mohal and announced upgradation of Government Middle School, Dhansedi to High and Government High School Khalyani to Senior Secondary School. 

The Chief Minister inaugurated the operation theatre cum poly clinic of Animal Husbandry department at Mohal constructed with an outlay of Rs. 45 lakh. The building was one of its kind in district Kullu, which was fully earthquake resistant and constructed with pre-engineered modern light gauge steel frame technology. 

Earlier, while speaking on the sidelines of the function, Chief Minister said that the government was aware of the problems of the taxi operators, kiosk owners, pony riders and others, after the ban by National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Rohtang Pass and had taken up the matter with the NGT. However, he said that the encroachments on the government land had to be removed. The chief minister said that the encroachments must be vacated. He said that he was well aware of those who were trying to raise hue and cry on the four lane issue and trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. 

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Shri Anil Sharma,Chairman Wool Federation,Shri Raghubir Singh Thakur, General Secretary, State Congress Committee, Shri Sunder Singh Thakur, DCC President Shri B.S.Thakur, BCC President, Manali, Shri Bhubneshwar Gaud, Member Zila Parishad, Ms. Prem lata Thakur,  Chairperson, Women Congress, Ms. Vidya Negi, were also present on the occasion amongst others.

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