The State Government was working with a sole motto of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” for ensuring development of every area of the State and welfare of every section of the society. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Nerwa in Shimla district today.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was after the long span of about 27 years that people of the Chopal constituency elected MLA who was from the ruling party. He said that the people of the State have entrusted a huge responsibility to BJP government to make Himachal Pradesh a front runner State of the country in matter of development. For this, active cooperation and close coordination was solicited from every section of the society. He said that he was not from a political background or from an affluent family, but comes from a humble background, thus better understand needs and aspiration of the common man.
Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has special affection for the State of Himachal Pradesh and thus has always fulfilled all the developmental demands of the State. He said that the State Government has succeeded in getting several developmental projects sanctioned for the State. He said that the State was focusing in development and was not working in attitude of vendetta. He said that a cow sanctuary was being constructed in the State which was being setup in Sirmour district in 109 bighas of land. He said that more such cow sanctuaries and Gau Sadans would be opened in the State in a phased matter.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was unfortunate that both the newly appointed In-charge of Himachal Congress and the State Congress Legislative Party leader were spreading false propaganda against the Centre and State Governments in a desperate attempt to draw attention of the people. He advised these leaders to first set their own divided house in order. The Opposition leaders have nothing adverse to say against the present State government and were making unwarranted hue and cry.
The Chief Minister announced upgradation of Primary School Kanavdi to Middle School, to provide Rs. 20 lakh for PHC Gumma, Rs. 91 lakh for lift water supply scheme Nerwa, upgradation of Middle School Kawala to High school, upgradation of Veterinary Dispensary Throach to Veterinary Hospital and enhancing the bed capacity from 50 to 75 beds in Civil hospital Nerwa.
He also announced to construct helipad at Shawala, Rs. 50 lakh for building of HRTC Depot Nerwa, parking and street lights in Nerwa bazaar besides Gas agency at Nerwa.
Earlier, he inaugurated Ranvi to Chilla road constructed at a cost of Rs. 178.72 lakh and building of Government Senior Secondary School Jhikinipul.
He also formally started mettalling and tarring on Neoty to Lakhawati road, mettalling and tarring of Dhartua to Makrog road and mettalling and tarring of Kiri to Kharachali road to be completed at a cost of Rs. 194.84 lakh, Rs498.82 lakh and Rs 397.72 lakh respectively. He laid foundation stones of upgradation work of Belag to Ranvi road to be done at a cost of Rs. 603.10 lakh, Kanhal to Bajathal road and construction of 30 meter span RCC box girder bridge over Mashrain khad on Thiara to Pauria road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 509.75 lakh and Rs 248.19 lakh lakh respectively and buildings of Senior Secondary Schools, Bharan and Mashrah.
The Chief Minister laid foundation stone of 22 KV electric Sub Station Control Centre at Nerwa to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.62 crore which would provide better power supply in 19 panchayats of Nerwa Tehsil thereby benefiting over 46,000 people.
He also laid foundation stone of Bhoot Kainchi to Dunglech road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 88.90lakh.
BJP Mandal Chopal presented a cheque of Rs 51000 to the Chief Minister towards CMRF.
Member of Parliament Virender Kashyap said that the Union Government has recently completed four years of its tenure which have witnessed unprecedented development in all spheres. He said that the Congress leaders were making baseless and wild allegations against the Centre and State Governments, which shows their frustration.
MLA Chopal Balbir Verma said that the area remained neglected in matter of development for over 27 years. He said that long drought in matter of development has come to an end with the benevolence of the Chief Minister. He said that out of 64 panchayats in his constituency, 46 panchayats have been connected with road under PMGSY, which was an ambitious scheme envisage by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
President BJP Mandal Chopal Mangat Ram Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA Narinder Bragta, Chairman HP State Co-operative Bank Khushi Ram Balnatha, Chairman APMC Naresh Sharma, State BJP Working Committee member Seema Mehta were also present on the occasion among others.