The sole objective of the state government was to ensure all round development of the State, with special emphasis on those areas which were neglected during the last five years. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a massive gathering at Basdehra in Una district today. Jai Ram Thakur said that the previous government worked with vengeance and neglected areas which were represented by their political opponents. The present government came into power in the State due to the commitment and dedication of the BJP organization. He also appreciated the efforts of the State BJP President to bring BJP back to the power in the State.He said that today the BJP has emerged the biggest political party of the country for which credit goes to Prime Minister Shri Narinder Modi and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah. The real strength of the party was the faith of people in them, which should be maintained at any cost, he added. He said we all should join hands to strengthen the Central government so as to make the country the world leader. He said that on the day one of assuming office the State government decided to reduce the maximum age limit of old age pension from 80 years to 70 years, which had benefitted thousands of old people and extra Rs. 200 crore would be spent on this scheme per year.
The Chief Minister said that the budget presented by him for the year 2018-19 has 28 new developmental schemes, which shows the concern of the State Government for the welfare of the people. He said that budget provision has been made for all these new schemes. He said that 'Gau Sadans' would be opened and maintained in the State. He said that new health scheme has been launched in the State for providing health care facilities to the poor and downtrodden for which a provision of Rs 10 crore has been made in the budget. He said that it was unfortunate that the opposition was against him for going to Delhi for seeking any assistance from the Centre, which speaks of their double standards.CM announced Rs. 5 crore for Basdehra College, Rs. 40 lakh for construction of Adarsh Vidyalaya, Rs. 2.15 crore for mettaling of roads in Una, Rs. 2.17 crore for improving voltage problem of Mehatpur-Basdehra, Rs. 3.74 crore for improvement of voltage in Santoshgarh area, Rs. 45 lakh of improving voltage problem in Lower Bedhra, Rs. 1.60 crore for improving voltage problem of different villages of the area, Rs. 40 lakh for SS School Jhalara, Rs. 1 crore for construction of stadium in GP Upper Dehla, ITI for GP Mehatpur, upgradation of PHC to CHC at Basdehra, upgradation of GM schools at Sasan and Jhadowal to GH schools and starting of science classes at GSS School Basoli. He also said that the demand of providing relief at toll barrier to the locals would be considered sympathetically.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Delhan to Dayala Mohalla link road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 53.93 lakh which would benefit over 23,000 people of Delahan, Mehatpur, Jehalara, Bangarh and Fethaewal panchayats. He inaugurated Armory story constructed at a cost of Rs. 177.92 lakh. He also laid foundation stone of Type II quarters and barracks of 1st IRB battalion to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 51 lakh.Chief Minister laid foundation stone of RTO barrier at Jelehara to be constructed at a cost of Rs 110.85 lakh. On completion this would benefit 23000 people of Dehela, Mehatpur, Jelehara, Bangarh and Fathewal panchayats.He also inaugurated three bridges at Fetahewal khad on Bangarh-Fatehwal road constructed at a cost of Rs. 409.47 lakh.He also inaugurated Type-II and III quarters and barracks at District Jail Bangarh constructed at a cost of Rs. 312 lakh.Later, Chief Minister inaugurated 33/11 KV Electric Sub Station at Chattarpur Dhanda constructed at a cost of Rs 504.58 lakh. He said that this sub station would solve the voltage problem of over 30,000 population of Nagnoli, Malukpur, Fethapur, Santoshgarh town, Ajoli, Majara, Binewal, Sanoli, Pekhuwal, Jharowal, Kuthar- Kalan, Kuthar Khurd, Sunehara, Rampur, Chattarpur Dhada villages.Commandant of 1st IRB Shri S.R. Rana presented a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh to the Chief Minister towards the CMRF on the behalf of the Battalion. IG Police Shri Himanshu Mishra was also present on the occasion.He also laid foundation stone of bridge on Pekhubela Khad on Jalgran-Pekhubela-Bharolian road.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Virender Kanwar while welcoming the Chief Minister said that the State was reeling under the loan burden of over 46500 crore due to the unmindful expenditure and poor financial management of the previous Congress Government in the State. He said that the previous Government promoted mafia raj in the State. He said that State would scale new heights in the every spheres of development in the coming time.Health Minister Shri Vipan Parmar speaking on the occasion said that that the State Government has announced new schemes for welfare of the people of the State. He said that 'Mukhya Mantri Sawasthya Suraksha Yojana' has been announced in the budget for treatment of the poor patients. Rs 500 crore Satellite Centre of PGI has been sanctioned for Una and urged the CM to provide adequate land for this centre. Work on new Medical College at Hamirpur would be started soon, he said.Member of Parliament Shri Anurag Thakur while welcoming the CM in his Parliamentary Constituency said that he was grateful to the him for dedication several projects in his parliamentary constituencies. He thanked the CM for reducing the age for getting old age pension from 80 years to 70 years and honorarium of elected representatives of PRIs in the State. He said that union Government has launched 'Namo care health Scheme' covering Rs. 55 crore people of the country.State BJP President Shri Satpal Singh Satti said the people of the country and State were blessed to have Prime Minister Shri Narinder Modi in Centre and Shri Jai Ram Thakur in the State, as both were from humble background and with clean image. He said that the previous Government in the State only made tall claims and false promises, but did nothing on ground. He said that the development in his constituency has come to the grinding halt during the last five years. He said that not even a single stone was laid in his constituency during the last five years. He thanked the union government for sanction Satellite Centre of PGI at Una. He expressed hope that this Vidhan Sabha area would emerge as a model area under leadership of Shri Jai Ram Thakur.President District BJP Shri Balbir Bagga thanked the CM for dedicating developmental projects worth crore of Rupees to the people of Una.MPP & Power Minister Shri Anil Sharma, former Minister Shri Praveen Sharma, MLA Gagret Shri Balbir Chaudhary were also present on the occasion.