Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 52 developmental projects worth Rs. 225 crore at Panjehra in Nalagarh Assembly Constituency of Solan district during his one day tour to the constituency.
Later, while addressing a public meeting at Panjehra (Sobhan Majra), Chief Minister announced opening of BDO Office at Ramshahar, upgradation of CHC Ramshahar to 50 bedded CHC, opening of Fire Sub Station at Ramshahar and upgradation of CHC Nalagarh to 200 bedded Civil Hospital. He also announced opening of ITI at Andhrola, opening of PHC at Doli and upgradation of Health Sub Centre Panjehra to Primary Health Centre.
Chief Minister said that Rs. 225 crore inauguration and foundation stone shows that the present State Government was always considerate towards the developmental demands of the area. He said that Rs. 5.60 crore Nalagarh bus stand was one of the biggest bus stands of the State and would ensure smooth plying of buses, for which the present State Government has ensured provision of budget.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the present State Government has completed four years of its tenure in December last year. He said the Nalagarh area was the first area of the State which provided lead of over 40,000 votes in the last Lok Sabha elections. He said that the Congress leaders even politicized sensitive issue of vaccine against the Corona virus. He said that the State today has over 50 oxygen plants as compared to only two during the Congress tenure. He said that there were only 50 ventilators in the State when the pandemic broke out, whereas today the State has over 1000 ventilators.
Chief Minister said that over 53 lakh masks were prepared by the women in the State and distributed free of cost to the needy. He said that doctors, paramedical staff, Asha Workers, Anganwari workers and other frontline workers played a major role in tackling this situation. He said that it was due to the indigenous vaccine provided free of cost by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that today the Nation and the State was gradually coming out from this situation.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Congress Party has virtually lost its base in the entire country and in the State also it is a completely divided house. He said that in Uttar Pradesh Congress could win only two seats, which speaks of the popularity of the BJP and complete rejection of the Congress by the people of the country. He said that the main focus of the present State Government was to provide benefit of government schemes to the persons living at the lowest ebb. He said that 7.50 lakh beneficiaries would now benefit from Old Age Pension Schemes and an amount of Rs. 1,300 crore would be spent. He said that Gender Budget Statement has been presented for the 1st time along with other budget documents.
Chief Minister said that the monthly honorarium of Anganwari Workers, Anganwari Assistant and Asha workers, sewing teachers, mid-day meal workers, Water Carriers, Jal Rakshak, Multi-Purpose Workers, Para fitters and Pump Operators have been increased considerably. He said that additional free cylinders would be given under Grihini Suvidha Yojana by spending an additional amount of Rs. 50 crore on it. He said that registration for HIMCARE would now be renewable after three years. He said that daily wages of daily wagers would be increased by Rs 50 per day to Rs 350 per day. He said that Rs 31,000 were being provided under ‘Shagun Yojna’ to a girl of poor BPL families at the time of their marriage. He said that over 20,000 stray cattle have been taken to Gau Sadans and cow sanctuaries in the State.
Jai Ram Thakur performed inaugurations of Rs. 5.60 crore new bus stand building at Nalagarh, Rs. 57 lakh Bio-diverse Forest and its Mobile Application, Rs. 20 crore Sewerage scheme to Nalagarh town, Rs. 7.21 crore Multipurpose Hall in Government PG College, Nalagarh, Rs. 1.46 crore additional building for College, Rs. 9.76 crore upgradation of Baruna Karsoli road under PMGSY, Rs. 3.02 crore upgradation of Andorla Uperla to Jhajra road under PMGSY, Rs. 4.30 crore upgradation of Redu-Jhiriwala-Bhangla road under PMGSY, Rs. 5.84 crore upgradation of Mangta-Plassi-Majra road under PMGSY, Rs. 2.86 crore Rajpura Dhang Uperli Dhang Nehli road and bridge over Chikani khad under NABARD, Rs. 75 lakh bridge over Khanan khad on Manjholi Chandpur road, Rs. 71 lakh bridge over Chikni Khad (Nadi) on link road to village Lodhiwala, Bissian Chamaran and Kattal in GP Bawasni, Rs. 72 lakh bridge over Chikni khad on Kanani to Bissian Chamaran Katlu Pahadi Chikni road, 1.42 crore foot bridge over Gambhar khad between Dolli and Saur in G.P. Doli and Rs. 81 lakh link road from NH-105 TVS factory Jhiriwala to Dhundali.
Chief Minister also inaugurated Rs. 4.44 crore augmentation/ providing Lift Water Supply Scheme Ramshehar and group of village in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 4.29 crore construction of 7 tube-wells in Nalagarh Area Phase-II (Tubewell Kharuni, Riya, Kalyanpur Gujjaran, Anderli Bhatouli, Kalibari, Abhipur, Taprian Gujjaran and Kotla Palahi), Rs. 4.55 crore construction of 7 tube-wells in Nalagarh Area Phase-I (Tube-well Hatra, Kothewali, Ratepur, Rampur Gujjran, Kashmirpur Gujjaran, Rajpura and Nichli Malwana), Rs. 90 lakh improvement of distribution of LWSS Baroona in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 1.41 crore augmentation of LWSS Bhogpur Bhanglan in tehsil Nalagarh and Rs. 12.18 crore 66/33/11KV, 1×20 MVA Sub Station Baglehar in tehsil Nalagarh.
Jai Ram Thakur performed foundation stone laying ceremonies of Rs. 1.48 crore retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Kirpalpur in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 4.83 core retrofitting and improvement of various LWSS under Jal Shakti Section Nalagarh in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 2.24 crore LWSS Rakh Ghansot, Souri Bhumia Chuguwal in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 1.87 crore Check Dam near Heritage Fort at Nalagarh, Rs. 22.07 crore augmentation of LWSS Nalagarh town, Rs. 11.82 crore pucca link road Panoh Barian Alyon Danoghat road and bridge over Alyon khad, Rs. 3.88 crore pucca link road from Behli to Deoli and bridge over Kalyanpur-Deoli khad, Rs. 3.93 crore Beghari Khatiwala Garamod under NABARD, Rs.10.09 crore metalling and tarring work on Tamdoh Pehrood Vaid Ka Jhohar Chanobri Nawangar Ambwala road, Rs. 7.43 crore industrial road from Dherowal to Ghihar, Rs. 2.75 crore bridge over Kanahan khad on Manjholi Lakhanpur road, Rs. 5.05 crore bridge over Sirsa river on Nikuwal Mandyarpur road, Rs. 12.15 crore Rural Livelihood Centre Nalagarh and Rs. 55 lakh bridge over Khira Khad between Khera Nichla Gharat to Khera Dada Kania road.
Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Rs. 2.06 crore LWSS Kanganwal and Dhang Uperli in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 2.24 crore retrofitting and improvement of various LWSS in Panjehra Section under Jal Shakti Sub Division Nalagarh, Rs. 1.15 crore retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Chharoli Brahmna in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 1.34 crore augmentation and improvement of LWSS Rajpura in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 1.63 crore retrofitting and improvement of WSS under Jal Shakti Section Ramshehar, Rs. 90 lakh LWSS Lakhanpur Jhiran/LWSS Majra under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in GP Dhabota in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 7.25 crore retrofitting and improvement of various LWSS under Jal Shakti Section Joghon/Mittian Behli, Khaller and its adjoining villages in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 85 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Suna Badkhoya under JJM in tehsil Ramshehar and Rs. 55 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Chanobri Lehari under JJM in tehsil Nalagarh.
Jai Ram Thakur also laid foundation stones of Rs. 85 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Khera Chak in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 42 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Jaglog Kanoila under JJM in tehsil Ramshehar, Rs. 40 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Dharmana under JJM in tehsil Ramshehar, Rs. 40 lakh retrofitting and improvement of LWSS Kulari Padyana under JJM in tehsil Nalagarh, Rs. 69 lakh retrofitting and improvement of WSS under Jal Shakti Section Nand in tehsil Ramshehar, Rs. 3 crore augmentation and improvement of LWSS Bhogpur Bhanglan, Rs. 87 lakh augmentation of LWSS Goela Panner in GP Bawasni in tehsil Nalagarh and Rs. 17.86 crore remodelling and renovation of LWSS Nand, LWSS Rajwan Randhala, GWSS Dolli, GWSS Jangli and adjoining villages in Ramshehar tehsil.
Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was always concerned about the development of the areas that need special attention. He said that the State government was ensuring that the pace of development goes uninterrupted even during the pandemic. He said that Medical Devices Park was coming up in the area which would give big boost to the development of the area. He said that the BJP has repeated its Government of four States where elections were held recently. He said that the Government would sympathetically consider waiving off penalty from Truck Operators.
Former MLA K.L. Thakur, while welcoming the Chief Minister in Nalagarh constituency, said that the people of the area were fortunate that Chief Minister has today dedicated developmental projects worth Rs. 225 crore for the constituency. He also detailed developmental demands of the area. He also urged the Chief Minister for redressing various issues related to Truck Unions.
Several prominent people of the area left the Congress and joined BJP in presence of the Chief Minister.
MLA Doon Paramjeet Singh Pammi, Vice Chairman Water Management Board Darshan Singh Saini, Vice Chairman State Civil Supplies Corporation Baldev Tomar, Chairman Jogindra Central Cooperative Bank Yogesh Bhartiya, Vice Chairman Gau Sewa Ayog Ashok Sharma, Chairperson State Women Commission Daizy Thakur, President District BJP Ashutosh Vaidya, BJP leaders from Arki area Rattan Pal, BJP Mandal President Baldev Thakur, Deputy Commissioner Solan Kritika Kulhari, Chief Executive Officer Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority Dr. Richa Verma, SP Baddi Mohit Chawla were present on the occasion among others.