Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today provided sops worth over Rs. 150 crore to the people of Kutlehar Assembly constituency of Una district.While addressing a largely attended public meeting at Thanakhas in Kutlehar Vidhan Sabha, the Chief Minister said that all the announcements made by the state government during last one year have been implemented for betterment and development of the State.He said that the State was forging ahead on path of progress and prosperity due to full support from the Union government. The State government has provided over 65,000 free gas connections to the women beneficiaries under Grihini Suvidha Yojna till date. He said that efforts were being made to make Himachal Pradesh smoke free within next two three months.Jai Ram Thakur said that several other schemes have been launched in the budget for welfare of the people of the State. The government has decided to establish Gau Sadans and cow sanctuaries in the State for providing shelter to abandoned cattle. He said that Rs. 1 cess was being levied on each bottle of liquor for maintenance and construction of Gau Sadans. The Chief Minister announced opening of a Sub Employment Exchange at Bangana, setting up of 15 tube wells in the area. He said that in order to provide better drinking water supply facilities to 17 Panchayats of the area, Rs. 21 crore water supply scheme would be taken in hand soon. He also announced opening of Health Sub Centres at Harrot and Deer, making PHC Chameri functional.He also announced starting of science classes in three senior secondary schools and commerce classes in other three senior secondary schools of the area. He announced setting up of fire Sub Station at Bangana and three new trades in ITI Bangana. He also announced starting of MA classes in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government College Bangana in English, Hindi and Commerce subjects. He announced upgradation of government high school Karian to senior secondary school and upgradation of three primary schools of the area to middle schools.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Gokul Gram at Thanakhas to be constructed at a cost of about Rs. 10 crore. This Gram would help in conservation of indigenous breed of cattle such as Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Gir etc. He said that efforts would be made to make this Gram self sufficient by initiating various activities milk production, organic fertiliser, biogas power production etc.He also laid foundation stones of upgradation of Una-Dhamandri road under PMGSY on which Rs. 16.03 crore would be spent, upgradation of Una to Berera road to be completed at a cost of Rs. 10.83 crore, upgradation of Kakrana to Harot road under PMGSY to be executed by incurring Rs. 9.51 crore, upgradation of Hatli to Kharol road under PMGSY to be done at a cost Rs. 5.48 crore, upgradation of Una Aghar Mandi road to Ritt Satrukha road under PMGSY to be executed by utitlizing Rs.2.41 crore, upgradation of Una-Gandawala to Chalola road to be constructed by spending Rs. 1.48 crore, Community Health Centre building at Khanakalan to be built by spending Rs. 6.16 crore, combined office building at Bangana to be built at a cost of Rs. 2 crore, two bridges over Bhalola khud to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.81 crore, Primary Health Centre building at Basal to be built by incurring Rs. 1.06 crore, Health Sub Centre building at Teuri and Health Sub Centre building at Charoli. He inaugurated two bridges on Bangana-Thathoon- Tamlet road on Lunkhari Khad-II constructed under NABARD RIDF-XXI by spending Rs. 3.36 crore and Civil Hospital at Bangana.The Chief Minister laid foundation stones of irrigation tube wells No 46 Nangal Salangari, No. 32 Dajanda, No. 65 Kurila, No. 66 Sanjhot and No. 2 Nari by spending Rs 2.61 crore, lift irrigation scheme Badsala to be completed by spending Rs 1.46 crore and lift water supply scheme Badoli Taundi to be completed by spending Rs 1.08 crore.He also laid foundation stones of water conservation dam at Deharand Chaplah Khud and improvement of lift water supply scheme Badoli to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 5.39 crore and Rs. 74.39 lakh respectively.
While welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said that the very first visit of the Chief Minister to his constituency was in February, 2018 and at that time he laid foundation stones of crores of rupees. He said that during today, he laid foundation stones and inauguration of developmental projects worth over Rs. 150 crore for the area. He said that the area remained neglected in matter of development during previous government tenure.MP Anurag Thakur said that during last one year, the State government has opened new vistas of development in the Kutlehar Vidhan Sabha area. He said that the previous government even failed to provide land for setting up of AIIMS in Bilaspur district, whereas the present government not only provided land for AIIMS and Satellite Centre of PGI. Moreover, foundation stones of both these institutes have been laid and both these national level institutions would be completed soon. He also listed various Central schemes launched by the Union government. Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, State BJP President Satpal Singh Satti, MLAs Rajesh Thakur and Arun Mehra, Vice Chairman, HIMUDA Praveen Sharma, Vice Chairman, SIDC Prof. Ram Kumar were also present on the occasion among others.