Rs.10 crores for improvement of Broni Nalah: Nand Lal

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Shimla, April 20, 2017: Broni khad at Jhakri in Rampur Sub Division of Shimla district will be channelized and improved in such a way that regular landslides in the vicinity could be checked. Both sides of the khad would be compacted with concrete lining to ensure uninterrupted traffic on this route. It will be a big relief for farmers and orchardists of the area to carry their produce to other parts of the State. Rs. 10 crore will be spent on this work as per the estimates of Irrigation and Public Health Department.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Nand Lal presiding over a meeting of State level NJPC and Baspa Relief and Rehabilitation Committee meeting here at Shimla today said that landslides in the vicinity of Broni khad had been a major cause of concern for residents of nearby villages and a major demand of members of the Committee. Rs. two crores have been released for this work.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary asked SJVNL administration to ensure 70 percent employment to locals on priority basis. He said contractual labours should only be engaged when local labour was not available to do the work. The Administration apprised that 61 families have been given permanent employment out of 139 landless families of the area, affected by construction of the project.

Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Shri Tarun Shridhar asked concerned revenue officers to ensure allotment of plots to the oustees strictly as per the revenue records. He asked the officers to ensure ownership rights to the oustees and settle the issue within three months.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017