Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur hailed the announcement of Finance Minister, Arun Jatiely for the worlds largest flagship National Health Protection Scheme in the Budget, wherein 10 crore people would get free health care benefits with Rs 5 lakh as insurance cover to each family in case of critical ailment and to the poorest of poor under the scheme.He was addressing a mammoth public meeting at Bhawarana, in Sulah constituency of district Kangra today.He also lauded the decision of providing Minimum Support Price to the farmers in Union Budget 2018-19 and said that this was a step for increasing the income of the farmers and helping them tremendously.The Chief Minister said that the Union Government had sanctioned 69 National Highways for the state but the congress never ever pushed with even inviting tenders for preparation of Detailed Project Report. Roads are the life line of the people of the State and with the announcement in Union Budget regarding connecting 3000 habitations with roads under Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) in the State, will give added boost to the road infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister thanked the Union Finance Minister for the same. He also hailed the decision of Union Budget for mention of completion of Rohtang Tunnel soon.
‘To maintain clean image in politics was more important and Member of Parliament Shri Shanta Kumar was a well known example. I wish Shri Shanta Kumar would have been here today with us, said the Chief Minister. I assure that the government will have zero tolerance towards corruption and we will form a government which would be dedicated to the people, and work for the people’, said the Chief Minister. He said that in congress government few retired serving on plum posts took many decisions without bringing them in knowledge of Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh. The retired people appointed on these posts were ruling the state in real sense with ex Chief Minister just as a titular head. Chief Minister said that the BJP government was committed to the poor and needy and not to favour retired, tired and the hired.‘I thank the people of the state and the BJP workers and organisation for the hard work they had put in for ensuring to form the BJP government thus putting an end to corrupt practices in congress regime’ he said.He also reiterated his resolve to put an end to Drug, Forest and Mining Mafia. He said that the government will also ensure that no stray cattle will be seen on the streets and busy roads. We were rolling out a concept for construction of Gau Sadans, he said. He also thanked the Union Finance Minister for announcing Gobar Dhan Yojna a step towards clean rural India, he said.The Chief Minister thanked the Union Government for launching the second phase of ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN),under regional connectivity scheme to facilitate visitors and to give added boost to tourism.He also laid foundation stone of upgradation of road from Manjha to Upper Manjha to cost Rs. 2.05 crore in Sulah constituency, laid foundation stone of upgradation of road from Bhadal Devi to Kathiara to cost Rs. 1.82 crore in Sulah constituency, laid foundation stone of science block (additional building) of GSSS Bharwana to cost Rs. 1.30 lakh.
The Chief Minister later also laid foundation stone of improvement of drinking water supply scheme Jharet Ranjhu, Parour Kharoth, Mundhi, Saman- Fanged, Swaranoo-Khaddul,and Daroh Garh to cost Rs. 3.83 crore. This will benefit a population of around 23 thousand of 59 habitations. He also laid foundation stone of Lift Irrigation Supply Scheme, Kural to cost Rs 1.35 crore and to reclaim 165 hectare of land for command area development. The scheme will benefit people of six villages of the area.A cheque of Rs 2.10 lakh was presented by Health Minister, Shri Vipin Parmar towards CM relief fund and a sum of Rs. 11 thousand by Block BJP Sulah. BDC Member Bhedu-Mahadev Block also handed over a cheque of 11 thousand towards CM relief fund besides many others also contributed towards CM relief fund. JBT Union President also presented a cheque of 50 thousand towards CM relief fund. Similarly, employees of Civil Hospital Palampur also contributed a sum of Rs 51 thousand toward the CM relief fund.Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar accorded warm welcome to the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He thanked the people of his constituency for huge mandate to him and also placed his demands including declaring Thural Sub-Tehsil to Tehsil. He also demanded a 50 bed Hospital Bhawrana. He also demanded PWD division for Sulah besides other demands. State President, BJP, Shri Satpal Satti, Food and Civil Supply Minister, Shri Kishan Kapoor, Industries Minister, Shri Bikram Singh, State BJP Organisation Secretary, Shri Pawan Rana, MLAs Shri Ravi Dhiman, Shri Mulk Raj Premi, former MLA Shri Vijay Agnihotri, Shri Dulo Ram, State Women BJP President, Ms. Indu Goswami, were present on the occasion amongst others.
CM announces various developmental works
Chief Minister, Shri Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a massive gathering at Bhawarana in Sulah constituency of district Kangra made following announcements.
• Announced upgradation of Sub Tehsil Thural to Tehsil.
• Announced upgradation of Community Health Centre Bhawarana to 50 bed Civil Hospital
• Announced upgradation of Veterinary dispensary at Sulah to Veterinary Hospital.
• Announced PWD Sub-Division at Bharwana.
• Announced a sum of Rs. 10 lakh for Sarai (inn) in Guru Ravidaas Temple at Bhadrol.
• Announced starting super fast bus service from Palampur to Shimla via Sujanpur.
• Announced a sum of rupees five crore for Government Degree College Thural.
• Announced connecting eight Panchayats of Lambagaon Block with Bhedu Mahadev in Sulah Block.
• Announced Parour, Dheera, Nohra Pudwa Road as Major District Road.
• Announced five handpumps to be installed in the area.
• Announced super fast bus service from Palampur to Baddi via Sulah Kankden.