Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur being presented a cheque of Rs. Eleven Lac by MLA Nadaun Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu towards CM relief fund at Shimla today.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur held a meeting with the District level senior officers of Lahaul Spiti district at district headquarter last evening and directed them to ensure effective implementation of policies and programmes of the State Government.
Chief Minister sought detailed report from PWD, Jal Shakti Vibhag, HPSEB, Agriculture and Horticulture on losses occurred due to flash floods. He directed Jal Shakti Vibhag to prepare a holistic and sustainable plan based on modern scientific studies for providing drinking water supply throughout the year.
Jai Ram Thakur said that meeting would be convened soon to sort out the issue of pending permission from BRO with respect to laying of underground power supply cable through Atal Tunnel Rohtang. He said that it was important since the Thirot power house was the only source of power.
He also directed the officers to prepare damage report regarding damage in Spiti sub division.
Chief Minister also asked the BRO Commandant to ensure a time line for restoration of main road in Udaipur area.
Tribal Development Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda apprised the Chief Minister of damage to cash crops due to road connectivity problems.
Deputy Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and other officers were also present on the occasion.
Later, in the morning Chief Minister did aerial survey of the flood affected areas upto Thirot to take stock of the loss in the area.
178 persons rescued on Saturday from Pattan Valley
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today visited the flood affected areas of Lahaul valley to take stock of the losses occurred due to flood in Tojing Nallah on 27 July in Keylong Division of district Lahual-Spiti. He inspected these areas with the team of district administration, BRO and ITBP.
He said that as many as 178 persons were rescued today while 37 people are still stranded in Jahalma, 14 at Fooda and 15 at Shansha. He said out of 10 persons missing in Tojing Nallah, bodies of seven persons have been retrieved and efforts were being made to recover remaining three other bodies. He appreciated the efforts of ITBP rescue team in assisting the local authorities.
He also visited Shansha Nallah, where roads and bridges had been damaged at large scale. He interacted with officers of Border Road Organization and had discussion on reconstruction of the bridges. Officers of BRO apprised him that machinery has been set up and the work would be started as soon as the water level dips.
Jai Ram Thakur also interacted with the rescued persons including tourists and locals and enquired their wellbeing. Later, he also held discussion with officers of District Administration at Kirting and directed to assess the damages caused due to flood. He asked them to explore alternative roads till the main road was restored.
Tribal Development Minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda was also present with Chief Minister.
Shaheed Samarak to be established at Fatehpur
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today performed foundation stone laying ceremonies of nine developmental projects worth about Rs. 43 crore in Fatehpur Assembly Constituency of Kangra district.
While presiding over the ‘Labharthi Sammalen’ of various welfare schemes of the State Government at Wazir Ram Singh Stadium at Fatehpur, the Chief Minister announced opening of Sub Tehsil at Rae, upgradation of High School Barot to Government Senior Secondary School,channelization of Nagoh and Kundal khud, Rs 10 lakh for retaining wall at Guru Ravi Dass temple complex, Patwar Circle at Nangal, starting of MA Hindi and M. Com classes in Wizar Singh Degree College Dehri (Fatehpur) and upgrading this college as Post Graduate College. He announced Rs 2 crore for link roads and other works of the area which include link road from Diana to Kulala in G.P. Diana, retaining wall near Baba Balak Nath Mandi Dhiana in Gram Panchayat Dhiana, road from Ravi Dass Mandir to Kaptial in G.P. Kuttwasi, road from Pukhar Talab to Shamshanghat in G.P. Kuttwasi, road from main road to house of Shahid Babu Ram in Gram Panchayat Chakbari, road from main road to village Mithal, village Ghanbiyal, Khara Lahar, Luthiyal School, repair/maintenance of road from Tadoli to Suanar, construction of link road from Thath to Jatt Belli, construction of link road from Ghait to Kohlari, construction of link road from Malhanta to Ruri, construction of link road from Moch to Chatta (section Jagnoli to Chatta), construction of link road from Jagnoli Bhatta Baruna Bhawara, construction of link road from Jhikli Takwal to Mohala Takhana Badiyali, construction of link road from main road to house of Shri Bachitar Singh, Freedom Fighter in village Batrahan, construction of link road from Sakoh Jogian to Harizan Basti, construction of link road from Patti to Harizan Basti Manjoli and construction of link road from Dakiyara Baral to Durhag Rayali.
He also announced construction of Saheed Samarak at Fatehpur, upgradation of Police Post Fatehpur to Police Station, Rs 10 lakh for construction of Press Club Fatehpur and making CHC Rae 24x7 functional health institution.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was among the best States in the matter of Covid management. The steps taken by the State Government to check the spread of this virus has been appreciated not only by the Prime Minister, but even by other States also. He said that the Congress remained in power for last about 50 years in the State as well as at the Centre. There were only 50 ventilators in the State when this virus broke in and he took up the matter with the Prime Minister and immediately 500 new ventilators were provided under the PMCAREs for the State. Today there were over 700 fully functional ventilators in various hospitals in the State, he added.
Chief Minister said that there was only one oxygen plant in the State whereas today as many 10 plants have been made functional and 28 were being established soon. He said that the State Government had brought as many as 2.50 lakh people of the State stranded in different parts of the State to their home safely during the first corona wave. The State Government also ensured that the pace of development goes uninterrupted during the pandemic, thus he virtually inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 4000 crore in 42 constituencies of the State. He said that about four lakh senior citizens were being provided social security pension by the State Government.
Jai Ram Thakur said that 3.20 lakh gas connections were provided to the eligible families under the Grihini Suvidha Yojna. As many as 1.70 lakh families have been benefitted under the HIMCARE Yojna and Rs 3000 per month were being provided to families with critically ill patients. The Jan Manch programme and Chief Minister Sewa Sankalp Helpline-1100 have also proved a boon to the people of the State for redressal of their grievances. He said that 'Shagun' scheme has been launched in the State to provide a financial assistance of Rs 31000 to girls belonging to the BPL families of the State at the time of their marriage. He said that all these schemes have transformed the economy of the State and its people.
Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Rs. 7.49 crore flood protection work in Fatehpur khud for protection of various offices, two tube well, three water supply schemes and Fatehpur Bazar area in tehsil Fatehpur, Rs. 1.92 crore tubewell Nerna, Golwan and Mangdial in Fatehpur constituency, Rs. 1.62 crore augmentation of LWSS Kural, Kasial in tehsil Fatehpur, Rs. 1.07 crore LWSS to Thather-Walian, Dhaneti, Dehrian in tehsil Fatehpur, Rs. 1.66 crore augmentation of LWSS Rehan Dehri in tehsil Fatehpur, Rs.53 lakh Health Sub Centre building at Pollian in tehsil Fatehpur, Rs. 12.41 crore additional accommodation for newly upgraded 50 bedded Civil Hospital at Rehan, Rs. 2.24 crore Bhatoli Malhanta to Kafnali-Nagal road and Rs. 13.62 crore additional accommodation for newly upgraded 50 bedded Civil Hospital at Fatehpur.
Jai Ram Thakur also provided benefits to the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes on the occasion.
Forests Minister Rakesh Pathania said that it was the right time for the people of Fatehpur to wake up and join hands to support the policies and programmes of the State Government. He said that the present State Government has ensured balanced and equitable development of the State.
Chairman, State Finance Commission Satpal Singh Satti said that the Chief Minister has visited Fatehpur area for the second time which shows his concern towards the development of Fatehpur area. He said that the Chief Minister himself was from a simple background and was well aware of the developmental expectations of the people of the State. He said that this was only possible in the BJP as it was a party of the workers unlike Congress which was a party of a family. He urged the people of Fatehpur area to support the present State leadership to ensure equitable development of the area.
Former MP Kripal Parmar said that the present tenure of the State Government under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has ushered in a new era of development in the State and Fatehpur area has also been progressing by leaps and bounds along with the other parts of the State.
Local BJP leader Baldev Thakur said that the area remained neglected in the matter of development for the last many years. He said that the present tenure of the State Government has ensured that this area also gets its due in the matter of development.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal welcomed the Chief Minister, other dignitaries and beneficiaries of different schemes initiated by the State Government. He also detailed various developmental schemes launched by the State Government and number of beneficiaries benefitted in the Kangra district.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, Chairman Woolfed Trilok Kapoor MLA Gegrat Rajesh Thakur, MLA Indora Reeta Dhiman, Chairman Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Rajiv Bhardwaj, Ex MLA Manohar Dhiman, Vice Chairman State Small Saving Board Sanjay Guleria, Mandal President Kartar Pathania were present on the occasion among others.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 52.44 crore at Jarol in Sundernagar Assembly Constituency in Mandi district today. He inaugurated Rs. 1.25 crore Sale Centre of HPMC, Jarol and Rs. 11.83 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) to NC/PC habitation in GP Churad, Chamukha, Baila, Tihri, Baroti, Jambla etc.
He laid foundation stones of Rs. 2.12 crore for providing Functional House Tap Connection (FHTC) to balance households of 10 gram panchayats under Jal Shakti Sub Division Sundernagar, Rs. 78 lakh improvement of distribution system for Water Supply Scheme (WSS) Talhi in Gram Panchayat Bobar and Jarol in tehsil Sundernagar and Rs. 36.59 crore augmentation of WSS Lunda, WSS Samoun, LWSS Jandroun Beh Ki Dhar, WSS Thalagdhar in tehsil Sundernagar.
While addressing the people at Jarol, Chief Minister said that HPMC earned a profit of Rs 3 crore last year after a long span of 46 years. He said that in order to provide relief to the horticulturists, the State Government recently increased the support price of apple, mango and citrus fruits under the Market intervention scheme by Rs. 1 per kg.
Chief Minister said that the Sundernagar Vidhan Sabha was rapidly forging ahead on the path of progress and prosperity. He said that the credit of this goes to the able, young and energetic leadership of local MLA Rakesh Jamwal. He said that despite adverse situation in the state and country due to the corona pandemic, the state government ensured that the developmental work goes uninterruptedly. He said that the state also lost four leaders during the last six months. He said that this was not only a big loss to the State, but the State was forced to hold by -elections to three state assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat. He urged the people to give their wholehearted support to the State Government to ensure that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.
Jai Ram Thakur announced Junior Engineer section of Jal Shakti at Churad and HPSEB Junior Engineer Section at Pungnu, upgradation of Primary School Nalini to Middle School, opening of PHC at Beh Ki Dhar and Rs 10 lakh for construction of playground at gram panchayat Jarol.
Later, while addressing the public meeting at Dehar in Sundernagar area after inaugurating and laying foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 126.05 crore announced opening of Jal Shakti Sub Division at Kangu, upgradation of CHC Dehar to 50 bedded hospital, Atal Adarsh Vidhalaya at Taleli, upgradation of Primary School Majhas to Middle School, Veterinary Dispensary Taleli to Veterinary Hospital, construction of parking at Dehar, starting of Science classes at Senior Secondary School Serikhoti, Patwar Circle at Gram Panchayat Batwara, permanent police post at Dehar and providing 108 ambulance service to the people of Dehar area.
Jai Ram Thakur said that during his five day tour to five Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the State, he has inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth about Rs. 880 crore. He said that the previous Congress Government misled the people of the State by going on foundation stones laying spree at the fag-end of their five years tenure. He said that these foundation stones were laid without any budget provisions. He said that the BJP has won all the elections held in the State during last three and half years which shows the support and benevolence of the people of the State towards the present State Government. He said that the steps taken by the State Government in covid-19 management has been appreciated by the Centre Government as well as other States of the country.
Earlier, Chief Minister inaugurated projects of Rs. 33.57 crore at Dehar which include Rs. 2.88 crore Community Health Centre building at Dehar, Rs. 11.06 crore metalling and tarring of Slapper-Seri Kothi road, Rs. 12.24 crore upgradation of Kangu-Manjhkheter road, Rs. 1.58 crore metalling and tarring of link road to Dhawal and Rs. 5.81 crore remodelling of WSS Seogi Satrahan in Gram Panchayat Slapper and Bobar in tehsil Sundernagar.
Jai Ram Thakur performed foundation stones laying ceremonies of developmental projects of Rs. 92.48 crore at Dehar including Rs. 4.18 crore Government Senior Secondary School, Taleli, Rs. 1.12 crore 19.75 meter span bridge at Bhantrehad, Rs. 16.76 crore improvement and widening of Slapper-Tattapani road, Rs. 15.87 crore LWSS to Dehar and adjoining area in tehsil Sundernagar, Rs. 84 lakh providing FHTC to balance household in GP Seri Kothi and Batwara in tehsil Sundernagar, Rs. 57 lakh improvement of LWSS Bhantrehar in GP Baroti in tehsil Sundernagar, Rs. 56 lakh CAD works for LIS Bhantrehar, Rs. 58 lakh CAD works for LIS Dehvi in GP Kangoo of Tehsil Sundernagar and Rs. 52 crore augmentation of existing 220/130 KV Sub Station Kangoo and stringing of 2nd circuit of 220 KV Single Circuit line from Dehar Power House of BBMB to Kangoo Sub Station.
Chief Minister was honoured by various social, political and cultural organisations on the occasion.
MLA Sundernagar Rakesh Jamwal, while welcoming the Chief Minister, thanked him for dedicating and laying foundation stones of developmental projects about Rs 300 crore during his one and a half day tour to Sundernagar Vidhan Sabha area. He said that Rs. 15.87 crore LWSS to Dehar and adjoining area in tehsil Sundernagar on completion would solve the long pending demand of the people of the area. He also apprised the Chief Minister about various developmental demands of the area.
Chairman HPMC Ram Singh thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating the Sale Counter at Jarol. He said that this would help HPMC in increasing the sale of its product. He said that HPMC aims to produce one lakh juice bottles this year. He said that HPMC was executing projects worth Rs. 266.14 crore in different parts of the State to provide better marketing facilities to the fruit growers. He said that work on most of these projects would be completed within a year.
Sundernagar BJP Mandal President Pratap Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and other leaders present on the occasion.
MLA Sadar Bilaspur Subhash Thakur, State Spokesman BJP Ajay Rana, Organisational District Sundernagar BJP President Daleep Thakur, MD HPMC Rajeshwar Goyal, Deputy Commissioner Mandi Arindam Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police Mandi Shalini Agnihotri were present on the occasion among others.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while presiding over the Conference of elected members of PRIs of block and elected members of Municipal Council Sundernagar at Sundernagar, said that inaugurations and foundation stones of 39 developmental projects worth about Rs. 300 crore have been performed in Sundernagar Assembly Constituency of Mandi district out of which projects of more than Rs. 249 crore have been provided to the people of the area today alone. He said that projects worth about Rs. 50 crore were dedicated to the people of the area yesterday.
Chief Minister said that the Panchayati Raj Institutions are the basic units of local administration and has three levels viz. Gram Panchayat at village level, Panchayat Samiti at block level and Zila Parishad at the district level. He said that during his tenure as the Panchayati Raj Minister he took a few initiatives for effective and smooth functioning of the Panchayati Raj Institutions. He said that steps must be taken to make the Panchayats more vibrant and lively. He urged the elected representatives to work with complete transparency and responsibility to come upto the expectations of the people.
Jai Ram Thakur said that as today there were adequate funds available with the Panchayats, thus the responsibility of the Panchayats has increased manifold. He said that the elected representatives should work with a focused attitude and dedication so that speedy development of their areas could be ensured. He said that the PRIs should also come forward in effective policy making and planning of the areas. He also urged the elected representatives to ensure effective dissemination of policies and programmes of the State Government.
Chief Minister urged the Pradhans to prioritize their developmental demands so that they could ensure maximum development of their areas. He said that the State Government would provide wholehearted support to the elected members of the PRIs. He also urged them for ensuring quality in all the developmental works in their areas.
Jai Ram Thakur, while lauding the excellent work done by the PRIs during the first phase of Covid-19, urged them to ensure greater cooperation to the State Government in tackling the spread of this virus. He said that they should motivate the people to follow covid appropriate behaviour. He also urged the elected representatives of PRIs to also motivate people to come forward for getting themselves vaccinated. He also urged them to take active part in training being organised by the Department.
He announced that the Community Hall of Farmer Training Centre Sundernagar would be renovated to facilitate the people of the area.
Chief Minister also distributed Education/Information Kits to the elected members of the PRIs and ULBs on the occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. 4.25 crore LWSS to PC habitation in CV Kalahod, Derdu and Thara in Kalahod Gram Panchayat, Rs. 3 crore regional laboratory building of H.P. State Pollution Control Board at Sundernagar and Rs. 4.5 crore building of City Livelihood Centre, Sundernagar.
Jai Ram Thakur also laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 39.37 crore including Rs. 14.10 crore Farmer Training Centre building Sundernagar, Rs. 66 lakh residence of Joint Director Technical Education, Sundernagar, Rs. 19.36 crore upgradation of Sewerage Treatment Plant Sundernagar and providing sewerage connectivity to left-out area under MC Sundernagar, Rs. 2.89 crore remodelling of LWSS Chamukha Nalni in Gram Panchayat Bhanwad, Rs. 65 lakh improvement of LWSS Dharanda in GP Khilra, Rs. 1.41 crore CAD LIS Kalahod in GP Kalahod, Rs. 10.5 crore Indoor Stadium/Multipurpose Sports Hall, Sundernagar, Rs. 3.94 crore Service Staff Training Hostel in Forest Training Centre Compound Sundernagar, Rs. 5.34 crore Auditorium, Gymnasium and Badminton Hall in Forest Training Institute and Rangers College, Sundernagar and Rs. 97 lakh Faculty Hostel at Forest Training and Rangers College, Sundernagar.
MLA Sundernagar Rakesh Jamwal, while welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency, thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating developmental projects worth about Rs. 300 crores. He said that 13 developmental projects were dedicated at Sundernagar alone today by the Chief Minister. He said that it was under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur that 412 new panchayats and three new Municipal Corporation were created in the State to ensure balanced and planned development of the State. He also thanked the Chief Minister for starting work on setting up 1000 LPM Oxygen Plant at Sundernagar Hospital.
Sundernagar BJP Mandal President Pratap Thakur also welcomed the Chief Minister and other eminent people present on the occasion.
Deputy Commissioner Mandi Arindam Chaudhary, while welcoming the Chief Minister said that that printing material regarding role and responsibilities of PRIs would be provided to the elected representatives of the PRIs and ULBs.
MLA Nachan Vinod Kumar, State Spokesman Ajay Rana, Organisational District Sundernagar BJP President Daleep Thakur, Chairman Nagar Parishad Sundernagar Jitender Sharma, Vice Chairperson Raksha Dhiman, Superintendent of Police Mandi Shalini Agnihotri were present on the occasion among others.
The information about
the activities of the Department or inquiry, if any, can be made on the following
: 0177-2620068, 2620118, 2621328,
e-mail address : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
V.C.Pharka, Additional Chief Secretary, I&PR
Rakesh Sharma, Director
R.S. Negi, Joint Director
Sanjay Sharma, Joint Director
Aarti Gupta, Joint Director
Pradeep Kunwar, Dy. Director
Mela Ram Sharma, Dy. Director (S&D)
Mahesh Pathania, Press. Secy to CM
P.H.S.Malani , Dy. Director Press Secy to H.E.Governor
U.C. Kaundal, STO
Praveen Chander Sharma, F&P.O.
Jayant Sharma, Information Officer
Rajesh Sharma, Asstt. Editor
Shanta Chauhan, Supdt.-I
Anuradha, Asstt. Controller
Hemant Sharma, APRO
Ravinder Sehgal, APRO
Narender Sharma, APRO
Ganga Ram, APRO
Giriraj & Himprastha
Yadvinder Chauhan, Sr. Editor
Vinod Bhardwaj, Editor
Ved Prakash, Editor
Press Liaison Offices
Dharmender Thakur, D.D, PLO Chandigarh
Ranjeet Singh Rana, Sr. Editor, Delhi
Cent. Zone, Mandi
Ajay Prashar, D.D., Zonal Office, D/Sala
District Public Relations Officers
Anil Goma, DPRO Shimla
Tejasvi Gupta, DPRO, Solan
Babu Ram Chauhan, Sirmaur at Nahan
Purshottam Lal, Bilaspur
Gurmeet Bedi, Una
Mohm Amin Shekh Chisti, Kangra at D/sala
Ravinder Verma, Chamba
Sher Singh, Kullu
Ram Dev, DPRO, Kinnaur
Labh Singh, APRO, Lahaul & Spiti at Keylong
Press Room, the Mall Shimla: 2658213
Press Gallary, Vidhan Sabha: 2881170, 2652185
Nodal Officer: UC Kaundal, Dy. Director (Tech), +919816638550, email@example.com
Copyright ©Department of Information & Public Relations, Himachal Pradesh.
Best Viewed In Mozilla Firefox