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Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Uniform development of Himachal my priority : Virbhadra Singh

INVC NEWS Shimla, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister ,Virbhadra Singh,State Government ,Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chairman, HP State Pollution Control Board Kuldeep Singh PathanINVC NEWS Shimla, Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh said the State Government was ensuring uniform and balanced development of the State with special emphasis to those areas which remained neglected during the previous Government. He said people of the State should remain watchful from those few vested interests who were trying to divide the State on the basis of region and religion for the sake of their ulterior motives. Shri Virbhadra Singh who was addressing a public meeting at Jassourgarh of Chamba district, said education was the priority sector of the State government and a number of educational institutions had been opened particularly in the far-flung areas with a view to provide education to the students at their door steps. Now, schools would be opened or upgraded after taking in to consideration the strength of the students and topography of the particular area. Earlier, he inaugurated Primary Health Centre at Jassourgarh constructed a cost of Rs. 60 lakhs and announced to open ayurvedic dispensary at Saloh  and opening of Government Primary Schools at Ladan, Jinni, Kegga, Hadund  besides upgrading Government Primary School Nakrod to Middle School. He also announced to upgrade Government Middle Schools Bharada and Nailla to Government High Schools and Government Primary School Saloh to Middle School. He also announced to upgrade Government High School Charda to Senior Secondary School, Government Middle School Shakti Dehra to Government High School and Government Primary School Chatoga to Government Middle School. The Chief Minister said Chamba district had witnessed unprecedented development in every sphere during Congress regimes. A number of health and educational institutions and many more major government offices had been opened to facilitate the people in getting better services with in the district. During his two days visit to the district, he laid foundation stones and inaugurated various developmental projects worth about Rs. 112 crore. He said that UPA Government had sanctioned three medical colleges to the State out of which one was being opened in Chamba district where specialized services would be made available to the people. The Chief Minister said that Central Government had reduced the MNREGA fund to the State which had hampered the developmental activities in the rural areas. The State had raised the issue with the Union government to increase MNREGA fund so that this programme could be given momentum in the State. Shri Virbhadra Singh thanked the people of the State for giving him the opportunity to serve the State for sixth time as Chief Minister besides Union Minister. Earlier, District Congress President Shri Surender Bhardwaj welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for accelerating the pace of developmental works in the area. Forest Minister Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chairman, HP State Pollution Control Board Shri Kuldeep Singh Pathania, Tissa Block Congress Committee President Shri Shyam Lal Duggal,  Deputy Commissioner Ms. M. Sudha Devi, SP Shri D.K Chaudhary other senior officers and prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.

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