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tehsils Panchrukhi in Jaisinghpur and Sulah upgraded as Tehsils, announces CM


Dedicates development works worth Rs. 141 crore in Jaisinghpur

Fulfilling the promises made to the women folk of the state during the assembly elections, the present state government has launched the Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojana under which an honorarium of Rs. 1500 will be provided to the women between 18 to 59 years of age from the next fiscal.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said this while addressing a huge public meeting organized at Jaisinghpur ground in Kangra district today.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced to upgrade the status of Sub Tehsil Panchrukhi to Tehsil. He announced opening of Block Medical Office (BMO) in Jaisinghpur and announced Sub Division of Jal Shakti Department in Harsi, ITI Institute in Dhar area, Ayurvedic Dispensary Kosari to 10 bed hospital, 10 bed Ayurvedic Hospital in Aalampur, Veterinary Hospital at Khaira and Harsi. He also announced a provision of rupees two crore each for the construction of above.

He said that the Budget presented this year was dedicated to the common people. He said that a provision has been made in the Budget to provide free treatment facilities to the elderly above 70 years of age. Apart from this, to strengthen the economic condition of the farmers, the government has announced support price for wheat, maize and for procurement of cow milk at the support price of Rs. 45 and that of buffalo to Rs. 55 thereby becoming the first state in the country to take this initiative. He said that as 90 percent of the state's population lives in villages, the government has made special provision in the budget to strengthen the rural economy.

  On this occasion, AYUSH Minister Yadvinder Goma thanked the Chief Minister for giving representation to his constituency in the Cabinet. He said that he will always stand with Chief Minister and will work for the upliftment of the area with full dedication. Goma said that he will never let the trust break imposed in him by the Chief Minister. He thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating development projects worth more than Rs.150 crore in Jaisinghpur assembly constituency in the last one year.

Earlier, the Chief Minister addressed public meeting at Mansimbal in Sulah Vidhan Sabha constituency and announced Sulah to be up-graded as Tehsil.

He said that it was necessary to strengthen the rural economy to make Himachal Pradesh self-reliant and in this direction we have presented agrarian Budget this year for the betterment of farming community.

During the monsoon disaster last year many areas of Sulah were affected along-with the entire state. The government increased the relief amount manifold and taking into consideration the apathy of the disaster affected who had no house to live in the government announced to increase in the relief amount from Rs.1.5 lakh to rupees seven lakh. A part from this the government also provided rupees five thousand in rural areas and Rs. 10 thousand in urban areas as rent for the accommodation till 31st March. The government is also spending Rs. 1.15 lakh on the education of children of the widows and single women.

Chairman State Co-operative and Agriculture Development Bank, Sanjay Chauhan welcomed the Chief Minister to his home segment and thanked him for giving pace for the development works in his areas which were in limbo during the BJPs regime.

Earlier, in Jaisinghpur, the Chief Minister inaugurated and performed the foundation stone ceremonies of development works totaling of Rs. 140.67 crore.

He inaugurated two projects completed with an outlay of Rs. 13.30 crore which includes Rs. 2.26 crore sub tehsil office building at Aalampur and up-gradation of lift drinking water supply scheme Jalag-Draman completed with an outlay of Rs. 11.04 crore. He also laid the foundation stone of 15 projects to cost Rs. 127.37 crore in Jaisinghpur assembly constituency.

These include the foundation stone of the Amenity block of Govt. Polytechnic College at Tawlar to cost Rs. 2.71 crore, Multipurpose Indoor Stadium at Jaisinghpur to be built at a cost of Rs. 10 crore, Rajiv Gandhi Model Day-Boarding School at Sol Vanehar to cost Rs. 5 crore, Keru Kelan to Kotlu road including a bridge over Mand Khud to cost Rs. 7.15 crore, work of Bahru-Nadli-Gharchandi-Malli road to be constructed with a cost of Rs. 8 crore, link road to Umar village including bridge over Salyani Khud to be built at a cost of Rs. 6.30 crore, bridge over Neugal Khud on Paprola to Alampur road to be built at a cost of Rs. 8.39 crore, up-gradation work of Dhupkyara to Jhunga Devi road at a cost of Rs. 9.73 crore, up-gradation work of Nahalna to Gadiyara road at a cost of Rs. 4.79 crore, up-gradation work of Molag to Maila road to cost Rs. 6.52 crore and the up-gradation work of Raipur to Lambagaon via Sugdi-Da-Bagh road at a cost of Rs. 5.47 crore.

The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of the lift drinking water scheme for various panchayats of adjoining Panchrukhi and Jaisinghpur area to cost Rs. 34.24 crore, remaining work of Takruhal Kuhal, Parnuhal-Saliyana Kuhal and Parnuhal-Chathami Kuhal under flow irrigation scheme to cost Rs. 8.26 crore, the command area development work of Parnuhal Kuhal, Simbloo Kuhal and Takruhal Kuhal under the Flow Irrigation Scheme at a cost of Rs. 7.59 crore and 33/11 KV sub-station Rakkar/Andretta to be built under Panchrukhi Electric sub-division at a cost of Rs. 3.23 crore.

Developmental projects dedicated in Sulah AC

In Sulah AC, the Chief Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development works totaling of Rs. 66 crore.

The Chief Minister inaugurated ten projects of the Public Works Department constructed at a cost of Rs. 59.34 crore

He inaugurated remaining works of Thural-Bachhawai road and span bridge on Neugal Khud built at a cost of Rs. 10.93, link road from Samana Bheravshwar temple to Bhoda built at a cost of Rs. 2.87 crore, link road from Sarwa-Kanalpatt-Ramerh-Bhawarna-Bhatti-Samlena built at a cost of Rs. 5.81 crore, link road from Rud Panyali to Kolhru-Ghamoon-Galuhi-Kaluna built at a cost of Rs. 7.04 crore, up-gradation work of link road from Panyali to Jhunga Devi Temple via Dhalera Kholi and Bhadrol built at a cost of Rs. 6.44 crore, widening and strengthening on Parour-Dheera-Naura to Purba road built at a cost of Rs. 21.03 crore, six number type III residential complex of Public Works Department in Bhawarna built at a cost of Rs. 1.72 crore, office building-cum-residence of Assistant Engineer Thural built at a cost of Rs. 80 lakh, Block Elementary Education Office building at Thural built at a cost of Rs. 1.21 crore, construction of 30 meter span Bailey bridge over Tahal Khud on Kharouth on Ghanetta via Mahant Nagar (Kabrian) road built at a cost of Rs. 1.51 crore.

He laid the foundation stone for the construction of link road from Bharath to Chowki Bharsola via Dhain to be completed at a cost of Rs. 6.85 crore.

MLA Sanjay Rattan, President Kangra Cooperative Bank Kuldeep Pathania, former MLA Milkhi Ram Goma, President Block Congress Committee Jaswant Dharwal were also present amongst others.

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