Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 42.32 crore during one day tour to Pachhad assembly constituency of Sirmaur district.While addressing a largely attended public meeting at Sarahan, Chief Minister said that it was due to the wholehearted support of the people of the State that the BJP succeeded in winning all the four parliamentary seats of the State with record margin. He said that the Himachal Pradesh ensured that the vote percentage of the BJP candidates was highest in the country. The BJP candidate from Kangra Parliamentary seat got record share of 72 percent votes out of the total votes polled, he added.The Chief Minister said that several schemes launched by the State Government has succeeded in bringing a sea change into the lives of the common man. He said that the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that India emerges as the World Power. He said that it was due to the political will power of the Prime Minister that today with the scrapping of Article 370, the Nation now has one “Vidhan”, One “Nishan” and one “Savindhan”. He said that this has ensured one Nation and one Constitution, which was possible only due to Narendra Modi. Jai Ram Thakur said that development works worth Rs. 152 crore were going on in Pachhad Vidhan Sabha area in Public Works sector alone, which shows the commitment of the Government for the development of the area. He urged the people of the area for giving whole hearted support to the State Government and strengthen his hands. He said that his sole aim was to ensure balanced and equitable development of the State and the mandate of the people during the recently concluded Lok Sabha election in favour of the BJP, vindicated the fact that people were for development.Chief Minister said that the State Government has sanctioned Rs. 45.80 crores for Chailla-Neripul Yashwantnagar-Kumarhatti Road under Output and Performance Bases Maintenance Contract (OPBMC). He also announced construction of three additional sets in PWD Rest House at Sarahan.The Chief Minister announced opening of PWD division at Sarahan and PWD sub-division at Gagalskoh. He announced opening of BMO office at Rajgarh, IPH sub-division at Narag, ITI at Kotipadhog, PHC at Dagyar and Jaihar.
Chief Minister also announced veterinary hospital at Mached and Naina Tikkar. He also announced starting of science classes in Government Senior Secondary School Diggal. He also announced providing Rs. 70 lakh for various roads in the area. He announced upgradation of Government High School Sirmauri Mandir and Gadolpirag. He also announced science classes in Government Senior Secondary School Basan.Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated office of SDM Pachhad at Sarahan, Sikken Dingr Kinner Bhaghyandhat road constructed at a cost of Rs. 4. 81 crore, Matelling and tarring of Chourighat-Sarsoo road done by spending Rs. 3.88 crore and Lift Irrigation Scheme Odour Pudla on which Rs.1.51 crore was spent.Chief Minister laid foundation stones of widening and CD/MT of link road to Bhureshwar Mahadev temple road to be done by spending Rs. 1.58 crore, Thani Tammani to Tindu Khamru road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 5.75 crore, Khanotyo to Basall road to be built at a cost of Rs. 11.89 crore, Gaithal Bhajed Mandikharan road on which Rs. 6.49 crore to be spent, Kalyan Bhawan, Pachhad at Sarahan to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.94 crore, LWSS to left out habitation of Kujji Basti and its adjoining habitation G.P. Dilman to be built by spending Rs. 81 lakh, LWSS Shariya Masriya in GP Shariya to be constructed by incurring Rs. 51 lakh, LWSS to village Sikken, GP Dhar Tikri to be constructed with an outlay of Rs. 24 lakh and expansion of Sub Market Yard at Sarahan to be made by incurring Rs. 2.91 crore.Chief Minister also launched the poster based on “Poshan Month” brought out by the Social Justice and Empowerment Department, to kick start “Poshan Mah” for the State and provided “Ann Prashan” to six babies. He also provided Smart Phones to Anganbari Workers.Several cultural, political and social organisations felicitated on the Chief Minister of the occasion.
Speaker State Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajiv Bindal said that during the ten tours of the Chief Minister to Sirmour district, Chief Minister has provided developmental projects worth crores of Rupees to the district. He said that it was probably for the first time that on the day of inauguration of SDM office, the new SDM also assumed office, this shows the commitment of the Chief Minister for development of the area.Member of Parliament Suresh Kashyap while welcoming the Chief Minister said that the opening of SDM office in Sarahan would facilitate the people of Pachhad constituency. He also thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating developmental projects worth crores of Rupees in the area. He also detailed various developmental demands of the area. He said that it was due to the blessings of the Chief Minister that he could be the part of the House that took historic decision of scraping Article 370 and 35A.Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal thanked the Chief Minister for giving boost to the pace of development in Sirmour district. He said that the very first decision of the State Government was aimed at upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. He said that the Government lowered the age limit for availing the benefits of old age pension from 80 to 70 years, thereby benefitting lakhs of old people of the State.MLA Poanta Sahib Sukh Ram Chaudhary said that Sirmour district has witnessed unprecedented development during the last about twenty months. He also thanked the Chief Minister for being considerate towards the developmental demands of the area.Chairman State Agriculture Marketing Board Baldev Bhandari welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating SDM office in Sarahan, which has fulfilled the long pending demand of the area.Chairman HP Khadi Board Purushottam Guleria, Vice Chairman State Civil Supplies Corporation Baldev Tomar, President Sirmour District BJP Vinay Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Sirmour and others were present on the occasion among others.
Jai Ram Thakur, Rajeev Bindal