Virbhadra Singh to take matter with Centre for release of funds for Swan channelization
INVC NEWS Shimla, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presiding over a meeting of MLAs of Chamba, Hamirpur and Una district at Shimla on 5.2.2016. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said he would personally take up the matter with the Prime Minister of India and Union Minister for Water Resources for early release of due funds for the remaining work on channelization of Swan river and its tributaries in Una district. He said though Union Ministry had already earmarked the budget for this project, but the efforts would be made to get it released at the earliest so that the work on this ambitious project was completed well in time. He was presiding over the concluding session of meeting with the MLA’s of Chamba, Hamirpur and Una districts for finalization of priorities for the next budget of the State government, here today. He thanked all the members of the State legislative assembly for airing their demands and putting up constructive suggestions which would not only help the State government in finalizing their priorities but would also ensure speedy and overall development of each assembly segment. He assured the members that their priorities for various development works would be given top priority and all efforts would be made to complete these works in fixed time frame to benefit the people. Forest Minister Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Industries Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, Vice Chairman, H.P Planning Board Shri G.R Musafir and Chief Secretary Shri P. Mitra were also present in the meeting. Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri I.D Lakhanpal who represents Badsar constituency demanded provision of additional funds for completion of buildings of Bijhari Tehsil Office and GSSS Tippar, Garli and Baid besides early completion of building of government college, Barsar. He requested for filling up of vacant posts of SDO’s and Junior Engineers in I&PH and PWD departments and restoration of few local bus routes.