Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi and urged him to grant Industrial package to Himachal Pradesh on the lines of north eastern states. He also urged that rail network in the state should be strengthened and pace of work accelerated on Rohtang tunnel so that the tunnel is open throughout the year for local residents and the tourists visiting the valley. He also urged for construction of International level air ports in the State.Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appreciated the work of 100 days of the State Government and new public welfare schemes initiated by the state Government. He assured all possible support for the developmental needs of the state. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi suggested Chief Minister to identify two to three such areas in the state and work prominently in them to become role model for the entire country.
Prime Minister said that new initiatives of 100 days of good governance reflect the commitment of the state govt. towards improving the state and lives of common men.During the meeting Chief Minister urged the Prime Minister to provide more funds to the State under phase-II of UDAN Yojna so that residents of the state could take benefit of the scheme and more tourists could visit major places of the state under the scheme.Chief Minister also sought help of the Central Government for exploiting immense power potential of the state and urged that permission should be enhanced from one hectare to five hectare for forest clearance.Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister that the State Government has adopted Swarnim Himachal Dristi Patra as the policy document of the state. The State Government has made a historic initiative by launching 30 new schemes in its first budget.Chief Minister also invited Prime Minister to Himachal Pradesh.