Lays foundation stones of various developmental projects in area
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced Sub-Tehsil for Bagachanogi in Seraj Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district on Sunday. He laid foundation stones and inaugurated developmental projects worth about Rs. 13 crores during his one-day visit to this constituency.
While addressing a public meeting at Bahgachanogi, the Chief Minister said that the people of the area had given him wholehearted support for the last over two decades and he had also strived hard to come up to their expectations. He said that being a remote area of the district, was giving special stress on strengthening road connectivity by taking up several rural road projects. It was due to the faith and benevolence of the people of the area that Seraj today was literally on the ‘Shikhar’. He urged the people to keep this support and momentum going on so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.
He said that the country was forging ahead on the path of progress and prosperity under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State was fortunate that he consider Himachal Pradesh as his second home. The BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha elections bettered its numbers from 2014 winning 303 seats on its own and NDA getting 353 seats in total with its allies which paved the way for a strong, vibrant and new India. Himachal Pradesh set a record in these elections by wining all the 68 Assembly constituencies and its vote share was highest in the State whereas victory margin of 4.77 lakh votes was highest in the country in Kangra parliament constituency.
The Chief Minister said that the biggest achievement of the Union Government during the first hundred days in office was to scrap the Article 370 from Jammu Kashmir, thereby paving the way for one nation one Constitution.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Jan Dhan Yojna, Ayushmaan Bharat, Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna, Ujjawala Yojna etc. were a few central schemes launched by the Prime Minister which were proving a stepping stone for making of a New India. The State Government had also launched Him Care scheme to cover the 22 lakh people not covered under Ayushmaan Bharat and till date, over 45,000 people have been benefitted under it. Similarly, the State Government has launched Grihini Suvidha Yojna to cover all the families not covered under Ujjawala Yojna. He said that the State Government was endeavouring to make Himachal Pradesh a smoke free state of the country at the earliest. The State Government has also launched Sahara Yojna to provide financial assistance of Rs. 2000 per month to the family of those with seriously ill patients.
He said that the government has launched Jan Manch to ensure that the issues, problems and grievances of the general public were redressed in a time bound manner. Now, going a step forward, the Chief Minister Helpline 1100 has been started to ensure that the people did not require even to go to Jan Manch for redressal of their grievances.
The Chief Minister inaugurated building of Primary Health Centre at Bagachanogi constructed at a cost of Rs. 86 lakh. He inaugurated lift water supply scheme for census villages Kalhani, Sarachi, Khanwachi, Baggi Khudagi, DFP Funjar, Kuklah in Gram Panchayat Kalhani constructed by spending Rs. 195.06 lakh which would benefit about 43 habitations of these Panchayats.
He laid foundation stones of inspection hut of IPH at Bhatkidhar and building of Government Senior Secondary School Bhakidhar to be completed by spending Rs. 137.26 lakh and Rs. 155.28 lakh respectively. He laid foundation stone of office-cum-residence of Assistance Engineer, IPH Sub Division Bagachanogi to be completed by spending Rs.150 lakh.
He also laid foundation stones of buildings of GSSS Bagachanogi, Dharwarthach and Shiwakuther and forest inspection huts at Bhatkidhar and Spehnidhar. He laid foundation stones of Forest interpretation centre Shattadhar to be constructed by spending rupees one crore, government sericulture centre at Bagachanogi to be constructed by HIMUDA . As many as five such centres would be opened in Mandi district by spending an amount of Rs 2.50 crore.
The Chief Minister announced to open health centre at Kanu, upgradation of middle school Kanu to high school and Ayurvedic dispensary at Jashla. He announced that the work on PHC building at Shilli Bagi, Dharwa Thach and Kalni would be started soon. He also announced Rs. 40 lakh for construction of examination hall in GSS Bagachanogi, opening of rest house in the area and construction of PWD rest house at Bagachanogi and inspection hut at Kalani.
BJP Mandal President Bhagirathi Sharma also spoke on the occasion.
President of the local Panchayat Paramdev detailed various demands of the area while local leader Tikam Ram urged the Chief Minister for strengthening of road network in the area.
Vishnu Matlota Devta Temple Committee presented a cheque of Rs 21,000 to the Chief Minister towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
Wife of the Chief Minister and Chairperson, Hospital Red Cross Society Dr. Sadhna Thakur, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Ajay Kumar, Conservator Forest Upasana Patiyal, Deputy Commissioner Rugved Thakur, SP Gurdev Sharma, Superintending Engineer HIMUDA Surinder, Executive Engineer Lalit, local BJP leaders Thakur, Sher Singh, Gulzari Lal were present on the occasion among others.