Rs.110 crore to be spent on PWD Schemes in Jaswan-Pragpur: Himachal CM


Dharamshala, May 16, 2018: “The State government would spend Rs.110 crore on different schemes of the Public Works Department in Jaswan-Pragpur assembly constituency of Kangra district during current financial year and a new industrial area would be developed at Channaur”, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a public meeting at Pragpur in district Kangra today.

Thakur said, “In its first decision Government had reduced age for availing social security pension for the senior citizens without income limit from 80 years to 70 years, benefitting 1.30 lakh old people and has resulted into financial burden of Rs 200 crore on the State exchequer. our initiatives of the State Government were even appreciated by the Prime Minister of India.”

He said that due to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country was forging ahead on path of progress and prosperity. He said that today 21 states of the country had BJP led governments which speaks of the people’s support to the party.

Jai Ram Thakur said, “Law and order situation of the State was completely out of control during the tenure of the previous government. The Gudiya episode had tarnished the image of the State and the officers of SIT constituted by the previous government were themselves behind the bars for alleged custodian death of a person arrested in this connection.”

He said that the government had decided to use 15 per cent of the total offering of the temple for construction and maintenance of Gau Sadans {Cow Shelters} in the State. He reminded the Opposition leaders opposing this decision of the State Government that during their tenure offerings of the temples were misused for purchasing luxury cars, air conditioners and mobile phones etc. He said that this speaks of the double face and standards of the Opposition leaders.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the State today had six medical colleges and now the government had decided to open a Medical University in the State to effectively manage these Medical colleges. He said that another Medical College would also be opened at Hamirpur district soon. He said that the Union government had sanctioned 69 National Highways for the State. The previous government even failed to prepare DPRs for these national highways.

Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur said, “Jaswan-Pragpur Assembly constituency was poised to become ideal assembly constituency of the State. The previous government politicized the issue of Central University and tossed the issue between Dehra and Dharamshala. The present State government soon after holding the reins of the State had ensured that the Central University would soon become functional in a big way.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018