The State Government would initiate efforts to pave the way for construction of Kaza-Mudh-Bhaba road through Pin Valley connecting Spiti and Kinnaur to shorten the distance to State headquarter from Kaza to Shimla by 90 kilometers, stated Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a public meeting at Katgaon (Kafnoo) in tribal district of Kinnaur. The 34 kilometers long road from Atargoo to Mudh has already been constructed, he said, adding that the case for forest clearance has been submitted to State Wild Life Board, to further take up with National Wild Life Board. as soon as possible as left-out portion to be constructed falls in Wild Life sanctuary area.He inaugurated the three days block level Jatru Festival at Bhabanagar and suggested that the name of the fair should be Bhabha Jatar instead of Jatru, though Jatru itself means festival. He said that it was the moral duty of all of us to preserve the age old traditions, customs and culture. Such type of festivals at block level helps in providing a close glimpse of the culture of that particular area besides a platform to the local talent. He also released a souvenir of the fair on the occasion and inaugurated exhibitions set up by various departments. Earlier, he addressed public meeting at Tapri after inaugurating the Jaani link road constructed with an outlay of Rs. 4.04 crore. This would facilitate a population of around 1000 of Jaani situated on left bank of river Sutlej.
He announced a sum of Rs 20,000 each for Mahila Mandals of Urni, Jaani and Katgaon for presenting cultural programme.The Chief Minister reiterated that the process for distribution of Nautod to the landless and to those as per in the rules may be expedited . This was the last chance for granting Nautod as the conditions were relaxed for two years under Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980. "I have already issued directions and would not allow any dilly-dallying tactics and the reasons thereafter", he directed.He laid foundation stone of Bailey bridge for Yangpa-2 link road on Bhaba khud to be constructed with an outlay of Rs. 2.90 crore to benefit a population of 1300 and foundation stone of Motorable Span bailey bridge to village Shango on Bhaba rivulet to cost Rs.2.65 crore to benefit population of around 500 of Shango village.The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of Panchayat office Complex at Kafnoo.Shri Virbhadra Singh inaugurated link road to Panvi village constructed with a cost of Rs.5.75 crore and flagged off the bus. He also inaugurated newly constructed building of Mini Secretariat at Bhabanagar constructed with an outlay of Rs 2.50 crore.While addressing public meeting at Sangla on Sunday evening, he directed the Irrigation and Public Health department to complete the sewerage scheme of Sangla, the foundation stone of which was laid by him way back in 2007. "I want the work on the sewerage scheme to be completed within a month", he directed. He also announced a new Patwar circle at Barang and a sum of Rs.20,000 for promoting cultural activities to GSSS, Sangla.
Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha Shri Jagat Singh Negi criticized the BJP for creating hindrance in construction the Jaani link road from Tapri and from several years the construction was hanging midway. The development in Nichar area came to standstill during the BJP regime, which promoted the private companies. He said that Rupi would be provided road connectivity within a month and after a long gap the road to Miru was under construction. He said that the work on tunnel costing Rs 4 crore would be constructed on Link road to Tranda. He also listed other achievements of the present government regime. President DCC Kinnaur Shri Umesh Negi, Chairperson Panchayat Samiti, Smt. Meera Negi, Chairman KINFED Shri Chander Gopal Negi, Member TAC Shri Prem Kumar, President BCC Nichar Shri Vir Singh, President BCC Kalpa Shri Pritam Negi, District Youth Congress President Shri Pratap Negi, Deputy Commissioner Shri NK. Lath, SP Shri Gurdev Singh, Chief Engineer PWD Shri Ashok Chauhan, were also present on the occasion amongst others.