Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during his one day tour to Pachhad and Shillai Vidhan areas of Sirmaur district today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth about Rs 500 crore. At Shillai, Chief Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 30 developmental projects worth over Rs. 175 crore, whereas earlier in the day at Sarahan in Pachhad Assembly Segment inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 55 developmental projects worth about Rs 315 crore.While addressing a largely attended meeting at Shillai, Chief Minister announced opening of SDM office at Kafota, Electric Division at Shillai, Electric Sub Division at Kafota, PWD Sub Division at Timbi, Sabzi Mandi at Timbi, IPH Inspection Hut at Timbi, Primary Health Centres at Panog, Jarwa and Chandni. He also announced Rs. 1.50 crore for Lift Water Supply Scheme for Shillai.Jai Ram Thakur also announced upgradation of three Government High Schools Pohta Manal, Khando and Shakoli to Government Senior Secondary Schools, Middle School Gundan to Government High School and Primary School Shanlian to Government Middle School besides starting of science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools Bandli Dadas and Mila.He announced opening of DSP Office at Shillai and Police Station at Kafota in district Sirmaur. He also announced opening of Primary School at Jarwa.Chief Minister said that Shillai area has remained neglected in terms of development despite the fact that the area remained with Congress party for about five decades. He said that during his last visit to the area, he has announced several developmental projects for the area such as Civil Judge Court, ITI, Police Station, Sub Division of Jal Shakti etc. He said that today also he has made a history by dedicating and laying foundation stone of projects worth Rs 500 crore in Pachhad and Shillai Vidhan Sabha area of Sirmour district.
Jai Ram Thakur said that during the present tenure of the State Government, it has ensured equitable and balanced development of every section of the society and every area of the State. He said that despite the fact that about one and a half year of the present tenure was adversely affected due to the corona pandemic, the State Government ensured that it comes upto the developmental aspirations of the people of the State. He also thanked the people for giving their wholehearted support to the government during the pandemic to fight this virus.While taking a jibe at the Congress leaders for giving him suggestions to fight the pandemic, Chief Minister said that it would have been better had they advised their leaders of Punjab and Rajasthan, where the situation was far more adverse. He said that these Congress leaders were posing as if they have vast experience of fighting this pandemic. He also accused the State Congress leaders of raising bills worth Rs 12 crore to its Party High Command claiming that they have distributed masks and sanitizers worth this amount which was false.Jai Ram Thakur said that as soon as the present State Government assumed office in the State, it has lowered the age of senior citizens to avail the benefits of old age pension without income limit from 80 years to 70 years. Not only this, now this age limit for old women has been lowered further from 70 years to 65 years. He also detailed various development and welfare schemes launched by the State Government. Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. 4.11 crore ITI building at Shillai, Rs. 1.83 crore Jarwa to Janeli to Kinu Kulhar road, Rs. 5.29 crore Gawali Pashmi to Manal road, Rs. 4.77 crore Gawali Pashmi to Bali Koti Chamra Mohrar road, Rs. 4.64 crore Sharli Manpur to Kumli road, Rs. 92 lakh LWSS to PC habitations CV Tatiyana, Rs. 1.22 crore LIS Upper Mashu in tehsil Kamrau and Rs. 68 lakh LIS Kuna Sadyar for village Kunna.
Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stones of 22 developmental projects worth Rs. 151.88 crore including Rs. 1.27 crore Primary Health Centre building at Kanti Mashwa, Rs. 1.13 crore additional accommodation in Government Senior Secondary School Koti Bounch, Rs. 1.22 crore additional accommodation in Government Senior Secondary School Timbi, Rs. 2.18 crore link road from Siyashu to Morar, Rs. 6.17 crore metalling and tarring of Daliyanu Piulani Nainidhar road, Rs. 1.19 crore metalling and tarring of link road Panog to Ajroli, Rs. 41 lakh veterinary dispensary building Kandiyari, Rs. 30 lakh veterinary dispensary building at Kando Bhatnol, Rs. 8.35 crore augmentation and improvement of LWSS Kandi Sundrari, Naya Kuhat in GP Shillai, Rs. 17.81 crore renovation and remodeling of three rural water supply schemes, Rs. 30.59 crore WSS to seven panchayats viz. Kamroo, Barwas, Shillai, Loza Manal, Nainidhar, Sankholi and Tatiyara under Jal Shakti division Shillai, Rs. 81 lakh LWSS Lawgoo in GP Sankholi, Rs. 78 lakh LWSS Tarat Bass in GP Thonta Jakhal, Rs. 89 lakh LWSS Khalchi Chiyali in GP Tatiyana, Rs. 36 lakh providing balance FHTCs to various habitations of GP Ajroli Bandoli, Rs. 2.24 crore GWSS to PC habitation Dharwa Jakhando in GP Dharwa Jakhando, Rs. 39 lakh providing balance FHTCs to various habitations of GP Kahdkan, Rs. 21.68 crore Mini Secretariat/Combined Office building at Shillai, Rs. 1.45 crore Civil Hospital Shillai, Rs. 3.01 crore 33/11 Sub Station, Kafota, Rs. 4.65 crore Block Development Office Tilordhar and Rs. 45 crore Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya at Bandli.
Members of Hatti Committee and Pradhans, SMC Union Shallai, representatives of 23 nearby panchayats of the area, Vaopar Mandal Shillai, several cultural and social organizations honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion. Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary urged the Chief Minister to open Electrical Divisions at Shillai and Kafota. He thanked the Chief Minister for always being considerate towards the developmental aspirations of the people of Sirmour district. Member of Parliament and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating developmental projects worth about Rs 500 crore during his one day tour to Sirmour district. He said that the Chief Minister was always concerned towards the developmental demands of the people of the area which have remained neglected in the matter of development. Vice Chairman State Civil Supplies Corporation Baldev Tomar, while welcoming the Chief Minister to Shillai Vidhan Sabha area, thanked the Chief Minister for announcing several developmental schemes for the area during his last visit to Shillai in October, 2018. He said that today also the Chief Minister has inaugurated and laid foundation stone of developmental projects worth crores of rupees in the area. He also detailed a few developmental demands of the area. He also urged the Chief Minister to develop the area from tourism point of view so that youth of the area could get better opportunities of employment and self-employment. He also urged the Chief Minister to again take up the matter of declaring Trans-Giri area of the Constituency as Scheduled Tribe area. Mandal BJP President Surat Singh Chauhan welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion.