Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Rewalsar in Balh Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district today announced upgradation of CHC Rewalsar to Civil Hospital, opening of Fire Sub Station at Rewalsar, upgradation of Police Post Rewalsar to Police Station, opening of Veterinary Hospital at Durgapur, construction of helipad in the area, Rs. 2 crore for upgradation of Kalkhar to Ratti road and starting bus service from Sundernagar to Bathan.
Chief Minister said that inaugurations and foundation stones of 27 developmental projects worth Rs. 251 crore were performed in Balh area today which shows the concern of the State Government towards development of the area. He said that Rewalsar was an important tourism and religious destination. He said that the area was centre of religious faith of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. He said that the State Government was committed to develop this area from tourism point of view.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Rs. 44 crore lift water supply scheme to partially covered habitations at Rewalsar, foundation stone of which was laid by him today, would go a long way in solving the water problem of the area. He said that NDRF Battalion being setup at Behna would provide immediate assistance to the people of the State at the time of any natural calamity. He said that Balh would come on the international tourism map once the International Airport of Balh was constructed.
Chief Minister said that the Covid pandemic has badly affected the development in the world, but despite this crisis, the State Government ensured that no one in the State was deprived of treatment for want of oxygen, medicine etc. He said that the steps taken by the State Government in tackling the pandemic has been appreciated even at the Central level. He said that the State has also achieved target of cent per cent vaccination of first dose of people of above the age of 18 years in the State and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the State Government’s efforts in this regard and virtually interacted with the corona warriors of the State. He said that the previous Government did nothing in the State for strengthening health infrastructure in the State. He also urged the people for their wholehearted support to the State Government so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. one crore 25-meter span bridge over Ghambar Khud on Chowki Chandrahan Kothi Gehr road, Rs. 5 crore Government Degree College building at Rewalsar, Rs 4.39 crore Gurkotha to Ghadaitar road, Rs. 3.08 crore Ropari to Khudi road, Rs 5.07 crore Rewalsar-Pingla-Thona-Dharampur road, Rs. 9.12 crore Ambla-Galoo to Gadiatar road, Rs. 1 crore Electrical Sub Station building at Rewalsar and Rs. 3.53 crore 55-meter span bridge over Ghambar Khad on Mandi-Rewalsar-Kalkhar road.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stones of Rs. 44 crore lift water supply scheme to partially covered habitations at Rewalsar and performed Bhoomi Pujan of M/T of Ghour Nallah to Chhajwahan road to be constructed by spending Rs. 2.75 crore.
MLA Balh Inder Singh Gandhi, while welcoming the Chief Minister, detailed various demands of the area. He urged the Chief Minister to open an ITI and fire sub-station at Rewalsar.
Member Zila Parishad and District BJP General Secretary Priyanta Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. She also detailed various demands of the area.
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, MLA Sarkaghat Col. Inder Singh, MLA Nachan Vinod Kumar, MLA Drang Jawahar Thakur, Chairman MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma, Chairman Zila Parishad Pal Verma, Chairman Waqf Board Rajbali, Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri, Chief Engineer PWD Ajay Gupta were present on the occasion among others.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 172.10 crore at Gagal in Balh Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district.
While addressing a largely attended meeting at Gagal, the Chief Minister announced opening of HPSEB Division at Ner Chowk, Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya in Balh constituency, upgradation of PHC Gagal to CHC, opening of veterinary dispensaries in Seoli and Sakroha gram panchayats, upgradation of Health Sub Centre Rajgarh to PHC, starting of science classes in Government Senior Secondary School, Bhangrotu, renaming of Government Senior Secondary School, Gasanu as Shaheed Naik Pushpraj Government Senior Secondary School, Gasanu as a mark of respect to the martyr.
Jai Ram Thakur announced Rs. 10 lakh each for construction of Panchayat Bhawans in 14 newly created gram panchayats in Balh constituency and Rs. 10 lakh for construction of stadium/ground at Government Senior Secondary School Pauri. He said that matter regarding setting up of NCC Academy in Balh would also be taken up with the appropriate authority. He announced Rs. 10,000 from his discretionary fund to each Mahila Mandal who participated in the todays function. He said that matter regarding double laning of Behna road would also be taken up under CRF.
Chief Minister said that the State Government has always given special focus on development of Balh area. He said that during his one-day tour to the area he would be dedicating and laying foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 291.04 crore in Balh Vidhan Sabha area. He said that it was during the tenure of the BJP Government in the State, when the decision of setting up a Medical College was taken in Balh area as it was the second biggest district of the State after Kangra.
Jai Ram Thakur said that OLS survey has been completed for international airport at Balh and Lidar survey would be completed soon. This would pave a way for a world class airport in the State. He said that even the 15th Finance Commission has also recommended Rs. 1000 crore for construction on this airport. Similarly, the credit of setting up of NDRF Battalion at Behna in Balh area also goes to the present State Government as it empathetically took up the matter before the Centre Government, he added.
Chief Minister said that whenever he visits Delhi, he always effectively takes up various developmental issues related to the State with the Central leadership. Himachal Pradesh was fortunate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has special affection and benevolence towards the State and its people. He said that over Rs 45 crore projects have been sanctioned and were being implemented in the constituency under NABARD.
Jai Ram Thakur also detailed out various developmental and welfare schemes launched by the present State Government. He said that schemes such as Grihini Suvidha Yojna, HIMCARE, Sahara Yojna, Social Security Pension, Shagun Yojna etc. have ensured welfare of every section of the society.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs 1.22 crore Bag to Rathol road, Rs 1.32 crore Mohalta to Karrehri road, Rs 1.58 crore Nagchala to Chakrari road, Rs 1.92 crore Tarnoh Unnand Khandi Nalwari Ropa Parge Devri Balt Maholta Haranvali Dev to Kamehra Mathog Khakharyana road, Rs. 23 lakh building of Government Senior Secondary School building Mundroo, Rs. 1 crore Government Senior Secondary School building Gagal, Rs 1.23 crore science lab at Government Senior Secondary School Rajgarh and Rs 5 crore bridge over Galma Khud on Una-Jahu-Bahmla-Nerchowk road.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of Rs 1.50 crore Public Works Division Office building Nerchowk, Rs. 10.25 crore Government Industrial Training Institute building at Balh, Rs. 2.21 crore 40 meter bridge over Raatti khud on Mundru-Taroh-Dayon-Badwahan road, Rs 86 crore sewerage scheme to Ner Chowk town, Rs. 4.57 crore LWSS to Gharan, Pipli, Kathwari and Ratoha, Rs. 26 crore building of District Mandi Jail, Rs. 22.40 crore Police Communication and Technical Services at Directorate Centre Mandal at Bhangrotu. He also performed bhumi pujan of Rs. 2.17 crore PHC building and Rs. 3.52 crore Tanda-Kohla-Tikkari-Kawalkot-Sidhkothi road.
Several social, cultural, religious and political organizations honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion.
Chief Minister was accorded rousing welcome on his arrival at Dhangu helipad and en route upto Gagal in Balh vidhan sabha area by the people.
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the State Government under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has ensured equitable and balanced development of the State. He said that a NDRF Battalion was also being established in Balh Vidhan Sabha area and credit of this also goes to the Chief Minister. He also gave credit of establishing Medical College and Medical University in Balh Vidhan Sabha area to the BJP Government. He said that Rs. 86 crore sewerage scheme has also been sanctioned for Ner Chowk. He congratulated the people of the State that the Chief Minister has been adjudged the best Chief Minister of the Country in a survey conducted by an independent agency.
MLA Inder Singh Gandhi detailed out various developmental demands of the area. He said that several developmental projects were going on in the constituency and credit of this goes to the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur who has accelerated the pace of development in the constituency. He thanked the Chief Minister for creating 14 new panchayats in his constituency.
Mandal BJP President Hem Pal Rana thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating several developmental projects for the area.
MLAs Col. Inder Singh, Vinod Kumar and Jawahar Thakur, Chairman MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma, Chairman Zila Parishad Pal Verma, Chairman Wafq Board Rajbali, Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri, Chief Engineer PWD Ajay Gupta were present on the occasion among others.
19th meeting of State Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority (SSWC&MA) was held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and it approved eight project proposals for setting up new industrial enterprises and expansion of existing units involving total proposed investment of approximately Rs. 947.47 crore and employment potential of about 4442 persons, which goes to show that the State continues to attract the investment despite of overall slowdown in the economy.
New proposals approved by the Authority include proposals of M/s Indo Farm Equipment Limited, village Malkumajra, tehsil Baddi, district Solan for manufacturing of Auto Parts etc., M/s Sandhar Technology Limited Village Baghbania, Tehsil Nalagarh, district Solan for manufacturing of Muffler Subassy, BS VI (Moped) Comfort etc., M/s Shalimar Hatcheries Limited, Industrial Area, Pandoga, district Una for manufacturing of processed meat.
Expansion proposals approved by the Authority include that of M/s ITC Limited, Manpura, Tehsil Baddi, district Solan for manufacturing of Perfume, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, Shampoo, Cream etc., M/s Innova Captab Limited, Jharmajri, Baddi, district Solan for manufacturing of Tablets, Capsules, Dry Syrup, Dry Injection, Oral Liquid, M/s Indorama Industries Limited, Lodhimajra, Baddi, district Solan for manufacturing of Spandex Yarn, M/s Innovative Tech Pack Limited, Industrial Area Davni, Baddi, district Solan for manufacturing of Pet Bottle and Jars, M/s BE Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Nihalgarh, tehsil Paonta Sahib, district Sirmour for manufacturing of Vial Ampoule Injection.
Chief Minister said that preparation for the ground breaking ceremony should be expedited so that it could be organized at the earliest.
Industries Minister Bikram Thakur, while welcoming the Chief Minister, directed the officers to speed up various proposals of the industrialists so that units could be set up at the earliest.
Director Industries Rakesh Prajapati conducted the proceedings of the meeting.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary Onkar Chand Sharma, Additional Secretary Excise and Taxation Nivedita Negi and other senior officers of the State Government attended the meeting.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind was the chief guest on the occasion of valedictory ceremony of National Academy of Audit and Accounts for the Indian Audit and Accounts Services (IA&AS) trainee officers of 2018 and 2019 batches at Shimla today.
President gave away medals to the meritorious trainee officers on the occasion.
First Lady of India Savita Kovind, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also graced the occasion.
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu welcomed the President of India, Governor and Chief Minister on the occasion.
Director General of National Academy of Audit and Accounts Sunil S. Dadhe detailed about various activities of the Academy.
Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
On the historic occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of the Statehood of Himachal Pradesh, a function was held at Vidhan Sabha Library Hall here today to honour the Minister's, Members of Parliament, MLAs, former MPs and former MLAs.
While addressing the function, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed his gratitude to all the people of the State for their significant contributions in the development journey of the State. He said that this journey had been full of achievements and accomplishments and it becomes our duty to educate the new generation about it. He said that for this the State had planned to hold 51 programmes of major departments to showcase its developmental journey of fifty years, but the same was not possible due to the Corona pandemic. Now, the State Government has planned to hold a ‘Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra’ to showcase the developmental journey of the State.
The Chief Minister said that documentation of the achievements of the State during the last fifty years must be done so that the coming generation could get an opportunity to have a peep into this eventful journey. He also urged the people of the State for their wholehearted support and cooperation to the State Government for making Himachal Pradesh a most developed State of the Country.
Jai Ram Thakur paid his tributes to former Chief Ministers of the state, late Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, Ram Lal Thakur and Virbhadra Singh. He also thanked former Chief Ministers Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal for their contributions in the development of the State.
Union Information and Broadcasting, Youth Services and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur acknowledged the contributions made by all the present and former members of the State Assembly. He asked the Doordarshan authorities to prepare a documentary on the glorious fifty years history of the State.
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said that the role of first Chief Minister Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar in getting separate identity and shape to the State was massive thereby giving an opportunity to the people of the State to shape their own destiny. He said that all the Chief Ministers thereafter made contributions immensely for making Himachal to forge ahead on the path of progress and prosperity.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that Himachal Pradesh came into existence as 18th State of Indian Union on 25th January, 1971. He said that since then the State has made unparalleled progress in all spheres of development.
Speaker State Vidhan Sabha Vipin Singh Parmar said that the State of Himachal Pradesh has created new milestones in all spheres of development during last fifty years. He said that about 100 years ago the Conference of Presiding Officers was held in this August House, which was indeed a proud moment for the people of the State.
Deputy Speaker Hans Raj presented the vote of thanks.
Ministers, MPs, MLAs, former MPs and former MLA were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birth anniversary on behalf of the people of the State.
He wished many happy returns of the day to the Prime Minister and said that during his Prime Ministership, the country has been progressing leaps and bounds. He said that Narendra Modi has launched various ambitious schemes for the upliftment of the people of the country especially vulnerable sections of the society so that they could live respectably.
The Chief Minister wished the Prime Minister a very healthy and long life.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur also visited the Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla today morning and distributed fruits and sweets to the patients to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj was also present on the occasion.
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