Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today announced a number of sops for Nagrota- Bagwan constituency of Kangra district. He announced State Electricity Board Division and fire post at Nagrota Bagwan besides a sum of Rs. 50 lakh for construction of Naura bridge. He announced Science Block for Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Pathiar and Dhaloon, starting of commerce classes in GSSS Samloti and Hatwas and upgradation of Plah Chaklu School to Government Senior Secondary School.The Chief Minister said Institute of Pharmacy would be opened at Nagrota. He announced 100 solar lights for the constituency and 15 handpumps for the areas facing water scarcity.He made these announcements while addressing a public meeting at Nagrota Bagwan after laying foundation stone of conservation of various water supply schemes project for 15 gram panchayats of Changar area of the constituency which would cost Rs. 15 crore.
The scheme would benefit 182 habitations and it would cater to the water requirements of estimated population of 30,000 till 2035.He performed bhoomi poojan of improvement of Bandi-Matiari-Gallu-Karshera-Mumta road including two bridges over Chor Nullaha and Jogal rivulet to cost Rs 6.50 crore which would benefit a population of 15000 of seven villages. He also performed bhoomi poojan of improvement of a road from Nagrota to Pathiar to cost Rs 3.36 crore which would benefit population of around 16000 of Lahar, Chahri, Khatrehar, Kaisthwari, Kawari, Pantehar, Lakhamadal, Nagrota and Pathiar villages. He also performed bhoomi poojan of balance work and improvement of Yol-Rajiana-53 miles road to cost Rs 8.12 crore which would benefit a population of around 12000 of 16 villages.
The Chief Minister inaugurated PWD sub-division at Baroh in Changar area and IPH division at Nagrota.He also assured filling up posts of doctors in PHC Baroh and in Civil Hospital Nagrota-Bagwan.He said education sector was being given top priority and measures had been initiated to start Science, Commerce and Information Technology classes in every senior secondary school phase-wise so as to give opportunity to students to keep pace with the latest know-how in technical and education sector. “Though, I was opposed by BJP for opening or upgrading schools in numbers, but I want to give them a message that as per requirement, even if we have to open a school at a distance of five kilometres for educating the children my government will do it”, he said.Shri Virbhadra Singh said there were as many as 34500 kilometres of roads in the State and government was committed to connect every village with roads and the work was being undertaken expeditiously in this direction. He said that the electric network was being strengthened and in times to come the government would provide three phase lines to every village so that they could get uninterrupted and reliable power supply.
He said 11 new police stations including four Mahila Thanas at Dharamsala, Mandi, Shimla and Kullu had been opened in the State during last three years. The State government was in process of regularising contract employees completing five years of regular service, besides those daily wage workers who had completed seven years of regular service were being regularised.He said Dharamsala had been made second Municipal Corporation of the State to ensure planned development of this town. It was during the regime of the present government that Chadiar, Haripur, Gangath, Panchrukhi, Alampur and Darini were made Sub-Tehsils, besides Dadasiba was made Tehsil.The Chief Minister also released a book entitled ‘Wild Beauty of Tribal Himachal’ authored by HAS officer, Shri Sanjay Dhiman.Later in the evening he inaugurated Anatomy Block, lecture theatre and examination hall of Dr. Rajinder Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital, Tanda completed with an outlay of Rs 9 crore. Transport and Technical Education Minister, Shri G.S. Bali thanked the Chief Minister for announcing SDM office in Nagrota Bagwan.
He said the people of Nagrota would ever remain indebted to the Chief Minister for his benevolence towards the people of this constituency and the State as well. He also listed various development activities undertaken in his constituency.The Minister attacked the opposition for creating hurdles in development activities and said that it was a matter of great concern that the prices of essential commodities including pulses in NDA regime have risen unexpectedly. He requested the Chief Minister to conduct Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis elections on party symbols as it would be easy to recognise the people who sabotage election process.Chairman, KCC, Shri Jagdish Saphehiya, Chairperson, DCC, Ms. Suman Verma, HPCC, Secretary, Shri Raghuvir Bali, HPCC and Zila Parishad Member, Shashi Chaudhary, BCC President, Nagrota Shri Man Singh, Secretary, Youth Congress, Shri Goldy Chaudhary, representatives from various Panchayats, Yuva and Mahila Mandals, representatives of INTUC, were present on the occasion.