Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh after laying foundation stone of Government degree college at Bharli, (Aanjbhoj), in the remote corner of Transgiri area of district Sirmaur, bordering Uttarakhand, said that the College would be named as Government Degree College, Aanjbhoj at Bharli. He said that the residential accommodation would also be made for teachers, near to the college.
The Chief Minister announced upgradation of PHC, Rajpur to Community Health Centre with 30 bed facility. Besides, he said that PWD sub division Rajpura would be reorganised. He said that the government was considerate to get water both for irrigational and drinking purpose for the Area and certainly would initiate steps to solve the problem soon. He said that the demand for opening Sub Tehsil at Rajpur was being considered by the government.
He was addressing a massive gathering at Bharli in Paonta Sahib Tehsil today.
Chief Minister said that the he never uses derogatory remarks, nor criticise any one, as it was the BJP which had been left with to do the same. It is BJP which uses such tactics, he said. Though there was difference of ideology, yet the criticism, if any, should be healthy one, he said.
Indirectly hinting at Opposition MLAs from the district, he said that few people of the area got misguided and were hypnotised by outsiders. “I hope that the people must have realised till now, that only Congress government was the one which can carry out development”, he said.
He said as of today there were as many as 119 colleges in the State and the present government never differentiated in opening educational institutions even in the constituencies represented by BJP, MLAs. The Chief Minister said that all the 10 colleges in Sirmaur had been opened by Congress.
On different shades of Himachali caps, he said that I also have many friends in state BJP, who wear Red Himachali Cap and vote for Congress. It was the BJP which started politics on even wearing of Himachali caps. The Chief Minister said that he even took oath of Chief Minister wearing Red Cap, adding that the BJP leaders started differentiating over wearing of Caps, creating cultural divide between communities and people of the State.
He even cautioned those who raise slogans, of caste, region and religion. The Chief Minister said that for him State was one and we have to stand united in taking our State to new heights. “It was not fair to divide people on regional grounds and few so called leaders do the same to remain in the limelight and people need to recognise them as BJP had fought all the elections on the basis of regional and caste basis.
The Chief Minister raised the Slogan thrice that ‘Himachal is One’ and also made the gathering to do so. He said that it was the responsibility of the people to make Himachal a model of developed Hill State in the country.
MLA Shri Kirnesh Jung welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister and thanked him for providing a college in the remote corner. He said that the people of Sirmaur would ever remain indebted to Chief Minister for getting sanctioned Indian Institute of Management at Dhaulakuan and Medical college at Nahan besides, various other development projects. He also listed other development works in his constituency.
The people of the area demanded two irrigational supply scheme for catering to irrigational needs of whole Aanjbhoj area from River Tons and Pirvada Akhara, besides to declare Amboya as an industrial area for which 1400 Bigha land available.
Chairman, Employment Generation and Resource Mobilisation, Shri Harshvardhan Chauhan, who had remained MLA from the area, before its merger in Paonta Sahib in delimitation process also spoke on the occasion. He said that one SDM office at Shillai, three Tehsils viz: Renuka, Nohradhar and Kamrau, three Sub Tehsils Narag, Nauri and Haripurdhar and three colleges were provided to Sirmaur in last over four years for which the people of the district would ever remain indebted to the Chief Minister.
He also supported the demands as laid by the local MLA.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar Vice-Chairman, State Planning Board Shri Gangu Ram Musafir, Chairman HIMFED Shri Ajay Bahadur, DCC President Sirmaur Shri Ajay Solanki, Chairperson, Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan, local senior leader Shri Jaggi Ram were also present on occasion amongst senior officers of the district.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh on last day of his tour to district Sirmaur was in Paonta Sahib Constituency today where he inaugurated 33/11 KV Controlling Sub Station, Badripur constructed with an outlay of Rs. 4.86 crore, Water Supply Scheme, Kunja Matralion completed by incurring Rs. 94 Lakh. He also inaugurated Rs. 3.76 crore, 33/11 KV Controlling Sub Station, Rampurghat and Water Supply Scheme, Taruwala completed with an outlay of Rs.1.78 crore. Lastly, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of Degree College at Bharli for which an initial provision of Rs. 5 crore has been made.
During the three days tour to the district the Chief Minister dedicated projects worth Rs 60.12 crore.
Colonel B.S. Nagial, Commander Officer, 133 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Ecological (DOGRA) with other senior officers called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Rajbhawan here today. They apprised the Governor about the achievement of the unit during last ten years in afforestation of degraded land. On the occasion, they have also presented memento of the unit to the Governor.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of the Territorial Army to improve the green cover of the State particularly in the catchment area of the Satluj and Beas rivers and has expressed his satisfaction on the achievement and activities of the unit in the state.
"This year the battalion is celebrating its 10th year of raising and have done a great job by planting more than 32 lakh saplings in 10 years and such activities will be helpful in promoting ecological activities in all respect to increase the green cover of the state", said Acharya Devvrat.
He said that it was very important to save the precious environment and time has come to involve every one in eco related activities and added that particularly youth should be motivated in such drives so that imagination of green world is completed. He said that it provides an ideal opportunity to the youth of the country to receive military training in their spare time so that in the event of a national emergency they may be called upon to meet the needs of the country's defence.
The Governor appreciated their moto- 'Veer Himachal and Green Himachal' and hoped that they should carryout relentness ecological related task in future also and asked the officials to involve local youths in their mission.
Colonel B.S. Nagial, Commanding Officer 133 Infantry Battalian (Territorial Army) Ecological (DOGRA) apprised the Governor the unit besides the task of afforestation has been actively performing the activities such as soil conservation, construction of check dams, organizing ‘Van Mahotsava’, spreading ecological awareness for the local populace, which have resulted in prevention of felling of trees and control of forest fire. The battalion had planted more than 32 lakh saplings covering 2994 hectares of degraded land with overall survival of 65 to 7o per cent, he added.
Other battalion officers included Lt. Col Randhawa, Second- in- Command and Maj Jitender, Adjutant accompanied the Commanding Officer.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while addressing a public meeting at Rampur Bharapur in Nahan Assembly constituency of Sirmaur district today after laying foundation stone of bridge over Konthri Khala to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.58 crore, said that nearing elections, many people come forward and try to divide the people on religion, caste and region, which was detrimental for the State. Many try to lure the people by offering monetary benefits.
Chief Minister had a dig on those leaders who divide the masses on caste, colour and region and said that he can say with his long experience that such a leader who believes in such politics does not survive for long. He said that since the area is close to Paonta Sahib and was economically being strengthened, it has also witnessed the unity amongst the people of all religions, living in harmony. He said that the motive should be to strengthen the bond of fraternity and brotherhood amongst the people.
He said that the land of this area was conducive for farming and rich for cultivation in order to cope up with floods it was necessary to channelise the rivulets of the area. The seasonal rivulets in Paonta Sahib and areas of Nahan Assembly adjoining Paonta, needs to be channelised so that the water and the land so acclaimed could be utilised for irrigational purpose.
He said that today foundation stone of bridges worth Rs.29.10 crores were laid, and already financial provision for construction of the bridges had been made.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also addressed a public meeting at Palliyon in the interior of Nahan Assembly Constituency and assured that the demand of opening Sub-Tehsil at Trilokpur would be considered by the government sympathetically.
Chairman HIMFED Shri Ajay Bahadur and DCC President Shri Ajay Solanki also welcomed the Chief Minister and honoured him.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar, MLA Shri Kirnesh Jung, Chairman, Employment Generation and Resource Mobilisation, Shri Harshvardhan Chauhan, former MLA Shri Kush Parmar, Chairperson HP State Social Welfare Board Smt. Satya Parmar, Chairman Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan, Congress leader Smt. Kunjana Singh were also present on occasion amongst senior officers of the district.
Performed foundation stone of seven bridges to cost Rs.29.08 crore
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, on his second day of tour in Nahan assembly constituency laid foundation stones worth Rs 36.73 crore.
He laid foundation stone of Indoor Stadium at Nahan to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6.60 crore, bridge at Khadri over Markanda River at a cost of Rs. 9.26 crore and bridge over Khari Ka Khala at a cost of Rs. 3.64 crore.
He also laid foundation stone of bridge at Bhudarion at a cost of Rs. 2.47 crore, bridge over Roon River at Palio at a cost of Rs.3.83 crore, bridge over Markanda River at Dhimki at a cost of Rs. 3.15 crore, bridge over Konthri Khala at Rampur at a cost of Rs. 3.58 crore, bridge over Mandi Khala at a cost of Rs. 3.15 crore and pucca road from Village Doinwala to Khairi at a cost of Rs. 1.05 crore.
· Demonetization put the country in trouble
· Bhedon gets Ayurveda dispensary
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh laid foundation stone of bridge over Khari-Ka-Khala to cost Rs. 3.64 crore, in Nahan assembly constituency of district Sirmaur today. On this occasion while addressing a public meeting he said that the move of Prime Minister Shri Narendar Modi to demonetize the money completely halted the economic progress of the country and the State as well. He said that this was a black chapter in the history of the country where people were restricted to withdraw their own money from the Banks. Besides, it was a big jolt to economy, the farmers and horticulturist of the State were the worst sufferers, he added.
He said that necessary arrangements and steps before demonetization of big currency notes should have been ensured for the safeguard of interest of farmers, small traders, wagers and those who have hard-earned cash money in hand.
The Chief Minister announced Ayurveda dispensary for Bhedon, the remote corner of the district bordering Haryana state. Besides, he announced up-gradation of Government Middle School, Dhakwala-Khairwala to High School. The Chief Minister also announced three bore-wells (hand pumps). He announced metalling of road from Devni-Lal pipal for which an amount of Rs.16 lakh has been approved. He also announced foot bridges at Bikram Bag-Mandherva and at Dhaduwala.
He said that 21 Kilometres Khajurna--Bikram Bag- Kala Amb via Suketi-Trilokpur road had been approved by NABARD.
Chief Minister directed to complete the bridge over Markanda River within a year.
He also listed the development projects completed or implemented during the last four years.
Chairman HIMFED, Shri Ajay Bahadur Singh welcomed the Chief Minister. He said that the area was completely ignored by the sitting MLA and the BJP government's. He urged the Chief Minister for announcing bore-wells for drinking water at Simbalwala and Khairwala in gram Panchayat Bikram Bag and also for village Khadi in GP Devin. He urged for extension of Nahan-Bikram Bag Bus service to Kala Amb via Suketi, and foot bridges at Bikram Bag-Mandherva and at Dhaduwala and a road to Dandipur of about one kilometre to be handed over to PWD. He also urged for drinking water facility at Konthra and Ayurveda dispensary at Bhedon.
DCC President Shri Ajay Solanki, while welcoming the Chief Minister thanked him for the unprecedented development of the State and exhorted the people to support and vote for Congress in ensuing Assembly elections. He also urged for up-gradation of Government Middle School, Dhakwala-Khairwala to High School besides bus services to few interior areas particularly to Devni-Lal Pipal and metalling of said road. He also urged for bore wells in few areas.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar, MLA Shri Kirnesh Jung, Chairman, Employment Generation and Resource Mobilisation, Shri Harshvardhan Chauhan, former MLA, Shri Kush Parmar, Chairperson HP State Social Welfare Board Smt. Satya Parmar, Chairman Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan were also present on the occasion amongst senior officers of the district.
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