Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a mammoth public meeting at Kanjayan in Bhoranj Assembly constituency of Hamirpur district today announced opening of Irrigation and Public Health and Public Works Department Divisions at Bhoranj.Jai Ram Thakur said that Rs. 90 crore water supply scheme has been posed for BRICS funding for Bhoranj which would benefit over 45,000 population of the area. He said that a Rs. 157 crore project for channelization of Seer Khud has been sent to the Centre, which would be approved soon.The Chief Minister laid foundation stones and dedicated developmental projects worth Rs. 34 crore in the constituency. He said that this constituency was represented by the BJP since 1990 by late Ishwar Dass Dhiman, who for the years worked for the development and welfare of the area.He said that it was during the Chief Ministership of Prem Kumar Dhumal that reservation was given to women in Panchayati Raj Institutions. He said that it was due to the wholehearted support of the people of the state that he got the opportunity to head the state government which is completing its one year in office on 27 December.The Chief Minister said that the very first decision of the state government has benefitted about 1.30 lakh old persons of the state. He said that the congress leaders had been making unnecessary hue and cry about his visits to Delhi. Now, when the present state government has succeeded in getting approval of developmental projects worth thousands of crores for the state, their mouths are glued and eyes are bewildered.Jai Ram Thakur said that it was unfortunate that the Opposition leaders are pointing finger at his use of helicopter and it seems that they have no issue and are raking up a non-issue in a desperate attempt to remain in news. He is using the helicopter for the welfare of the common man and not for personal use as was being used by the previous state government.He said that Jan Manch Programme of the state government is proving a boon for redressal of the grievances of the masses. He said that till date over 20,000 grievances has been redressed through the Jan Manch.
The Chief Minister said that the state government and the people of the state were blessed to have the benevolence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has always been considerate towards the developmental needs of the state.He said that the state government has launched Grihini Suvidha Yojna for providing free gas connection to the women who have not been covered under Ujjawala Yojana of the Centre government.The Chief Minister announced upgradation of government high school Badhiar to Senior Secondary School and opening of Veterinary Dispensary at Jahu. Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of lift water supply scheme Jakhyol Phase-II to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.80 crore, performed Bhoomi Pujan of Mundkhar-Chab-Lagmanwin link road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.38 crore and Kot-Jakhu road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.10 crore.Jai Ram Thakur also laid foundation stone of Chainth Khud Channelisation to be completed by spending Rs. 4.44 crore which would protect about 45 hectare area from floods. He laid foundation stone of 50 bedded hospitals at Bhoranj to be completed at a cost of Rs. 10.65 crore. The Chief Minister inaugurated veterinary hospital building, lift water supply scheme for partially covered habitations under lift water supply scheme Amman, LWSS Kachoti, LWSS Mehal to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 5.19 crore. This would benefit about 11,500 people of 26 villages of the area. He also inaugurated residential buildings of Government College Bhoranj constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 1.47 crore and laid foundation stone of check dam in Kunah khud to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 2.17 crore.
Various social, cultural and political organisations honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion. Chairman Jagdish Chand Shakti Devi Memorial Trust Brahlari, Hamirpur Madan Lal Sharma presented a cheque of Rs. 25,000 to the Chief Minister towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that the state has lot of expectations from the Chief Minister and it is a good sign that the one year tenure of the present state government has been full of achievements. The very first decision of the state government was aimed at providing a helping hand to the old persons of the State.Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the state government has succeeded in getting Rs. 3267 crore external aided water supply projects sanctioned for the State. The state government has enhanced the pension of senior citizens without any income limit to Rs 1300 per month and also lowered the age for availing the benefit from 80 years to 70 years.Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur said that the state government has succeeded in getting assistance of crores of rupees from the Centre during this short period of one year. He detailed various developmental and welfare schemes launched by the Centre Government for the welfare of the common man. He said that Centre was spending Rs 48,000 crore under MNREGA in the country. The one rank one pension scheme was a gift by the Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He accused the Congress National President for misguiding the people of the country on Rafel issue.Local MLA Kamlesh Kumari said that Grihini Suvidha Yojana launched by the State Government has provided much relief to the women of the State.Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MLA Narinder Thakur, Vice Chairman, HRTC Vijay Agnihotri, Former MLA Dr. Anil Dhiman, President Zila Parishad Rakesh Thakur, President Hamirpur District BJP Anil Thakur were present on the occasion among others.