HRTC Depot would be opened soon at Jaisinghpur
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after inaugurating and laying foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs. 144 crore in Jaisinghpur Vidhan Sabha area of Kangra district, while addressing a massive public meeting at Chawgan Ground Jaisinghpur, announced Division of Jal Shakti Department and BMO Office at Jaisinghpur. He announced upgradation of PHC Panchrukhi to CHC, opening of PHC at Gandar, opening of veterinary dispensary at Gram Panchayat Lahadu, starting of science classes in Senior Secondary School Tatehal Commerce classes at Senior Secondary School at Andretta, construction of four additional rooms in PWD Rest House at Jaisinghpur, and starting of two new trades in Government Polytechnic Talwar. He said that HRTC Depot would be opened soon at Jaisinghpur in place of Sub Depot. Chief Minister said that Jal Jeevan Mission started by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that every household in the State get tapped drinking water. He said that due to the commitment and concerted efforts of the State Government, Himachal Pradesh has emerged as a first State in effective implementation of this scheme. He said that not even a single bridge was constructed in the constituency during the tenure of previous Congress Government, whereas six bridges have been constructed during the last four years in the constituency. Jai Ram Thakur said the State Government has opened a PWD Division at Jaisinghpur to ensure proper maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the area. He said that although the pandemic adversely affected the economy of the country and the State, but Himachal Government ensured that pace of development goes uninterrupted. He said that the people of the country were fortunate that during this testing time the country was led by the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that even the leading independent agencies in their survey has adjudged Prime Minister as most popular leaders of the world. Chief Minister accused the Congress leaders of politicizing the sensitive issue of Covid pandemic. He said that at the peak of the pandemic, the Congress leaders did nothing except misleading the people of the State. He said the State Congress leaders even did not spare their own central leaders and raised bill worth Rs. 12 crore, as expenditure during the pandemic. He said that there were only 50 ventilators in the State and the present State Government took up the matter with the Prime Minister and 500 ventilators were immediately provided to the State and today the State has over thousand functional ventilators. Similarly, there were only two oxygen plants in the State and today the State has 30 oxygen plants in various parts of the State, he added. Jai Ram Thakur also thanked the doctors, health workers and other frontline workers for making Himachal first State in the country with cent percent vaccination of eligible age group. He said that it was due to the strong leadership provided by the Prime Minister that indigenous vaccine was developed in the country. He said that the Congress leaders even politicized this issue and termed this vaccine as a vaccine of BJP. He said that the biggest vaccination campaign of the world was carried out in the country and Himachal also pioneered in this campaign.
Chief Minister said that the opposition leaders were befooling the people on name of Old Pension Scheme and New Pension Scheme issue. He alleged that the Congress Government led by late Virbhadra Singh in the year 2003 abolished the Old Pension Scheme and New Pension Scheme was implemented. He said that similarly, the Congress Government changes the R&P Rules of Police in the year 2015 and Police personnel were deprived of few benefits. He said that the State Government was well aware of the situation and would do whatever possible for their welfare. Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated Rs. 73.32 lakh lift water supply scheme Sugri-da-bagh, Rs. 11.22 crore 175 meter long double lane bridge over Mand road under CRF, Rs. 5.80 crore bridges over Mol Khud and Kotlu nallah on Bandhau-Barghatta road under NABARD, Rs. 3.75 crore 50 bedded Girls Hostel at Polytechnic College Talwar, Rs. 3.39 crore science block of Government College Jaisinghpur, Rs. 2.37 crore bridge on link road to village Dandel Gangui on Sukad khud under NABARD and Rs. 1.56 crore 62 meter long foot bridge on Dallu Chattar via college road under Scheduled Caste Development Plan. Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Rs. 2.87 crore Lift irrigation scheme for Jaisinghpur under JJM, Rs. 1.36 crore Command Area Development of Lift Irrigation Scheme Bardam, Rs. 2.90 crore Command Area Development of Lift Irrigation Scheme Jaisinghpur under JJM, Rs. 1.05 crore Command Area Development of Lift Irrigation Scheme Badahu, Rs. 59.60 crore augmentation of Lift drinking water scheme Adrana Badan, Alampur, Harsi Sandhol, Tikkeri Ghumarnu, Uppar Lambagaon, Harot Karan Ghat, Uttrapur, Sakoh, Jaisinghpur and Jalet Bhatti, Rs. 2.59 crore improvement of Lift Drinking water supply scheme Tambru, Dagoh, Jumman Malarh, Drung, Tinbar, Mungal Rananagar and Seri Malag. He also laid foundation stone of Rs. 3.06 crore SE and AE PWD Office at Jaisinghpur, Rs. 3.78 crore Bari via Nadol link road to be constructed under NABARD, Rs. 2.47 crore Haroti Khud Pul to Jalet Bhatti via Nahalia link road under NABARD, Rs. 31.63 crore improvement of Alampur-Harsipattan road under CRF and improvement and upgradation of Rs. 3.82 crore Panchrukhi Lambagaon road. Later the Chief Mnister also inaugurated press club building at Jaisinghpur constructed at a cost of Rs. 13 lakh. He announced rupees five lakh for press club Jaisinghpur for purchasing of furniture, computer and other essential amenities.
MLA Jaisinghpur Ravinder Dhiman while welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency and thanked him for successfully guiding the State at the time of the pandemic. He said that it was due to commitment and dedication of the state government that the State has achieved the target of cent percent vaccination of the targeted eligible age group. He thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating developmental projects worth crores of rupees and laying foundation stone of about Rs. 60 crore augmentation of Lift drinking water scheme Adrana Badan, Alampur, Harsi Sandhol, Tikkeri Ghumarnu, Uppar Lambagaon, Harot Karan Ghat, Uttrapur, Sakoh, Jaisinghpur and Jalet Bhatti, which would solve drinking water problem of the thousands of people of the area. He also detailed various developmental demands of the area. He said that during the last five year tenure of Congress only Rs. 15 crore projects of Jal Shakti were executed in the Vidhan Sabha area, whereas during the present tenure water supply projects worth over Rs. 45 crore were sanctioned and implemented in the area.
Mandal BJP President Ram Rattan Sharma also welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Chairman Woolfed Trilok Kapoor, MLA Baijnath Mulkraj Premi, MLA Dehra Hoshiyar Singh, District BJP President Hari Dutt Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Dr. Nipun Jindal, Superintendent of Police Khushal Sharma were present on the occasion among others.