Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a public meeting at Kadaun in Seraj Assembly segment of Mandi district today emphasised the need for promoting the unexplored areas from tourism point of view.He said that to tap the ample opportunities in tourism sector, an Art- cum-Culture tourism centre to the tune of Rs 20 crore would be set up at Janjehli which will include an amphitheatre, theme parks, tourist information centre, parks, ‘Haats’ etc. besides, a sum of rupees five crore would be spent on eco-tourism project in Janjehli which will not only help raising the livelihood of the local people but will also open scope for employment. The Chief Minister said that Chiuni, Shattadhar and Spenidhar would be developed under eco tourism project adding that to give boost to religious tourism Shikari-Mata, Kamrunaag, Tungashi Dhar and other places would be brought under the religious tourism circuit.There were many places in Seraj having beautiful landscape and green open pastures and the government would ensure that they no more remain virgin lands and would be thrown open for tourists. Special emphasis would be laid for diversifying tourists in unexplored areas, he said.Jai Ram Thakur said the state government would develop 22 eco parks under CAMPA during next three years and at least 25 new sites would be allotted for development under eco-tourism. He said that under the new scheme ‘Nei Rahein, Nei Manzilen’ as proposed in the budget, stress would be on improving the road infrastructure, transport, parking slots and other basic amenities in identified virgin destinations for which a sum of Rs 50 crore had been proposed in this fiscal.Earlier, while addressing on the occasion of public reception at Lambathach, he announced up-gradation of Government High School Nihri-Sunaah to Government Senior Secondary School.He again reiterated for having a dialogue to solve the Janjehli row amicably. He said that nothing beneficial was going to come out if few people keep on misguiding the people of the area.
To burn effigies and to raise slogans was not the culture of the people of my constituency. Apart from the furore created by few like-minded, I still invite them for amicable solution, he said. The Chief Minister also performed the opening of J.E section of department of Irrigation and Public Health at Shila-Baggi and IPH sub division at Bagachanogi. He laid foundation stone of Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) Bhat-Ki-Dhaar to cost Rs.1.17 crore to cover 41 habitations with a population of around 3300. He announced sum of rupees eight lakh for Kathiala-Kalhani Road and Rupees five lakhs for Gaagni -Baahlidhar Road.The Chief Minister said that soon a building of IPH sub division would be constructed at Bagachanogi. He announced up-gradation of GPS Bajehal to GMS, tarring of Daran to Khardan road and construction of science Block in GSSS Bagachanogi. He announced for sum of additional Rs. 15 lakh rupees for Kelti to Jainsla road and up-gradation of GMS Halaan to GHS.He announced a sum of Rs. 20 lakh for Kashimblidhar to Dagail road and rupees five lakh each for Mahudhaar to Sankwa and Mahudhaar to Karthach roads. He announced a sum of five lakh for Bhaatkidhaar to Khablech road and rupees five lakh for Geidhaar to Banadhaar. He announced a sum of five lakh for Chaoaabai to Nandehal-Pandehal road inspection hut to be constructed at Baatkidhaar. He also announced to set up electricity transformer at Kareri.
He said that Rs 40 crore had been approved for widening and up-gradation of Lambathach to Kalheni road. He also laid foundation stone of additional accommodation of GSSS Baatkidhaar.Jai Ram Thakur said it was due to the love and cooperation of the people of Seraj constituency that he was given the responsibility of the Chief Minister of the state by the central leadership, particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National BJP President Amit Shah.The Chief Minister said that today the people have rejected the Congress and other parties. The election results in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya have proved that the BJP was again going to gain a massive win in 2019 parliamentary elections. He said that the people have shown their faith in the policies and programmes of Narendar Modi led NDA government and have out rightly rejected the communal and congress ideology in elections in north-east states. He exhorted the people to exercise some patience as far as development works were concerned.Temple Committee Shri Dev Vishnu, MatlodapPresented a cheque of Rs 55 thousand, Yuva Seraj Mandal a cheque of 21000, Bagachanogi and Mahila Mandal Bagachanogi a cheque of Rs15000 towards CM Relief Fund to the Chie Minister. Beopar Mandal Bagachanogi and Gram Panchayat Kalhini presented a cheque of Rs 11,000 and Rs10,000 towards the Fund respectively while representatives of G.P. Thana presented a sum of Rs 11000.Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLAs Jawahar Thakur and Prakash Rana, OSD to the Chief Minister Shishu Dharma, wife of the Chief Minister Sadhna Thakur were also present on the occasion amongst others.