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CM holds ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ at Bijhri in Hamirpur

Announces increase in bed capacity to 100 in Civil Hospital Barsar

Dedicates development projects of Rs. 150 crore

While presiding over the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ program at Bijhri in Barsar assembly constituency of Hamirpur today, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that this was not just a programme, but earnest efforts of our Government to redress the grievances of the people of the State and its success would be reflected in the upcoming budget.

He announced the opening of Jal Shakti and PWD sub-divisions in Bijhari, increasing the existing bed capacity of Civil Hospital Barsar to 100 and sub-health center Saloni to 10 beds. He announced to start commerce and science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools Barsar, Sohari, Dandaru, commerce classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools Ghanghot and Samtana and science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools Kulhera, Dhabiri and Loharli. He announced Rs 50 lakh for the construction of a modern bus stand at Barsar as well as for the renovation of Tal Stadium Bijhri.

The Chief Minister also dedicated the development projects worth Rs 150 crore for Barsar Assembly constituency, in district Hamirpur. He laid the foundation stone of works to cost Rs 138 crore and to augment various lift water supply schemes from River Sutlej to Barsar. Along with this, he also inaugurated Rs 7 crore bridge built on Sukkar rivulet, a residential building of the Health Department at Barsar completed with an outlay of Rs 3.32 crore and the office building of Additional District Attorney (ADA) constructed at a cost of Rs 1.36 crore.

While speaking during the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ programme, he appreciated the efforts of Patwaris, Kanungo and other revenue officials to make Revenue Lok Adalats a success, in which more than 65 thousand long pending cases were settled.

He blamed the previous BJP government for neglecting the education sector due to which the ranking of the State dropped down to eighteen. “We are making earnest efforts to improve this vital sector so as to equip the children to face challenges of the future”, he said. The Rajiv Gandhi Day Boarding Schools will bring desired changes in school education. He said, “In the year 2022-23, the then BJP government announced to open and upgrade various institutions including up-gradation and opening of hundreds of schools without spending a penny on them on building infrastructure, despite the fact, that they took a loan of Rs 14 thousand crore for the development works they didn’t completed” he said.

 The people of the State faced the recent monsoon disaster with a boldly. In lieu of the recent disaster that struck upon the State, the government made a provision of Rs 5,000 for rented accommodation for houseless in rural and Rs 10,000 in urban areas. The arrangements for free LPG and ration have been made for them till 31 March 2024. He said that Himachal Pradesh did not receive any special relief package to deal with the disaster but help was received only under NDRF and SDRF as per the State’s right.

However, the government filed claims worth Rs 10,000 crore as per rules, which is the right of the state, but BJP leaders were creating obstacles in it, he reiterated.  Not only this, obstacles are being created in the State’s share of Rs 4300 crore from BBMB. Three BJP MPs have not demanded even a single penny from the Central Government for the disaster affected families of Himachal and are only busy making statements in newspapers. The people of the State contributed immensely towards the disaster relief fund, we changed the norms to rehabilitate the disaster and the increased the compensation for houseless from Rs 1.5 lakh was increased to Rs 7 lakh, he said.

Fulfilling its poll promises, the state government reinstated  the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees, started the first phase Rs. 680 crore Rajeev Gandhi Start-up Yojna to open avenues of self-employment for the youth with 50 percent subsidy on e-vehicles, the second phase of which will start soon for Solar projects with provisions of subsidy, he said. We have announced to introduce English medium in all government schools from class one in next academic session as well.  Out of ten guarantees, three were fulfilled in the first year of its rule. Rest of the guarantees will also be fulfilled in near future, he remarked.

MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal welcomed the Chief Minister in his assembly constituency and gave detailed information about various developmental schemes being run in the area by the present government. He said that Sh. Sukhu struggled for a long time in his life and it was due to his hard work and his love for the people and vice-versa, that he has been elected as Chief Minister of the State today. He thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of various developmental projects worth Rs 150 crore for the area.

Former MLA Manjeet also  expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for providing a special relief package of Rs 4500 crore for the disaster affected people and said that the present State Government has made a historic increase in compensation for the affected people, which has brought great relief to the disaster affected.

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