Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday participated in the historic ‘Pruanic Dadamandi Gaind’ mela which is being held for the past 134 years. On this occasion, he announced that all the villages of the state having a population ofmore than 250 people will be linked up with roads in 2019. He said that to turn Pine trees, which is treated as a curse into useful products, talks with Indonesia for technical help in the matter will be held. He said that a ten member expert group will visit Indonesia to get technical training in this regard. He further said that 143 products could be made from Pine trees and could be game changer in the economy of the state.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that despite limited financial resources, his government in the larger interest of the farmers has decided to provide agricultural interest free loans to farmers from January 26. He said that it was his endeavor that internet services are provided to all the villages in the state by July 2019 which would in turn help in giving telemedicine and tele-radiology services in the hospitals of the state.
Chief Minister said that his priority is to provide good governance and a corruption free administration and to achieve this goal, the secretariat and Chief Ministers’ office has got get of agents and ‘dalals’. He said that government projects have been expedited and with early completion of tunnels and flyovers in Dehradun crores of rupees have been saved. He said that during the past twenty months of his rule, several policy decisions have been taken to give good governance and better directions to the state which would prove to be milestone in coming future. He said that Investors’ Summit was pone such decision in which MOU of investments in the state worth Rs 1.25 lakh crores were signed. A total of investment proposals worth Rs 34,000 crore have already been received. He reiterated his resolve for a corruption free administration in the state. He said that during his rule more than 60 corrupt officials are in jails.
He said that as per the baseline survey of 2012, toilets of five lakh families have been constructed in the state making it Open Defecation Free (ODF) state. Uttarakhand has become one of the first states to give maximum benefit of ACP and HRA to its employees.
He said that the youth of the state are coming forward to adopt self-employment and playing their meaningful role in the development of the state. Instead of seeking employment, they are providing employment to others. He said that this attitude of youth will help in making the state self-reliant.
Besides, the Chief Minister announced a sum of Rs. 38 lakh for the beautification and construction of boundary wall of Dadamandi ground, renaming of 115 years old Matyali Inter college as freedom fighter Late Sohan Singh Rawat memorial College. He also announced that money will be allocated for the repair of the college building and for water supply, health, roads ,power supply and other public services schemes in the area.
He also announced money for preparing DPR for Matyali Khoh river lake, construction of Sintali bridge to connect Pauri and Tehri districts with All Weather road under Asian development bank project. He also announced launching of free air ambulance services from January 26 and interest free loans to small farmers in border areas.
He also said that Nalikhali-Vanchuli road in Yamkeshwar block, Naugoan-Chopda-Khatolgoan-Sunargoan motor road,Girmoli Khal- Suradi motor road in Dwarikhal, Simliya Danda andDharkot Chilma Amola motor roads will be constructed under SSP project. Besides the Chief Minister also talked about construction of water supply schemes at Kandrasoo, Kotmalla, Ranchula, Faldakot and Parinda Goan and installation of mini tubewell at Ganga Bhogpur as per the demands of the local people. He also announced start of services of pathology lab at hospital in Dwarikhal block and linking it up with telemedicine and linking up all the remote villages with internet services by July-August this year.
Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that he has personally seen the geographical difficulties in hilly areas and people have to suffer even to get medical treatment. He said that it was his effort that no one should suffer due to lack of health services to achieve this “Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand” Scheme has been launched. Uttarakhand has become the first state to provide universal health care to all its residents.
On this occasion, Yamkeshwear legislator Ritu Khanduri thanked the Chief Minister for better implementation of the central government welfare schemes in the state. She also put forth several demands of her areas before the Chief Minister. Besides the organizers of the mela, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Patron Shshai Dev Dobriyal and district level officers were present on the occasion.