Shimla, Mar 2 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stones of 29 developmental projects worth Rs 75 crore in Nachan Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district on Saturday.
He told a public meeting at Kot that all these projects would boost development of the area. The State Government was ensuring that those areas got preference in development, which remained neglected so far.
Thakur said the reins of the nation today were in the hands of a strong leadership, in the form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The country gave a befitting reply to Pakistan for the terrorist attack, backed by the neighbouring country in Pulwama recently, in which 44 innocent soldiers lost their lives, including one from Himachal.
He said the surgical strike on the terrorist camps in PoK by India had made it clear that the Nation would not allow anyone to challenge its integrity and unity.
He said that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army, had been handed over the country, which speaks of the strong leadership of the country.
The Chief Minister said the present State Government was working with complete dedication and commitment for making Himachal the most progressive State in the country, adding that each day of the State Government was dedicated towards welfare of every section of the society and development of every area in the state.
The Union Government had been considerate towards the development needs of the state and has sanctioned developmental projects worth Rs 10,500 crore, during this small period of one year.
He said the Union government decided to provide Rs 6000 in the bank account of each farmer, whose land holdings were less than 25 bigha. He said that almost all farmers of the state have been benefited under this scheme.
The State Government had ensured that employment on compassionate ground was provided to the family members, till the retirement of the employees.
Ayushmann Bharat Yojna, launched by the Union Government, has ensured health insurance cover to 50 crore people of the country, while the state government has started HimCare scheme, to cover those families, which don't come under the Ayushmann Bharat scheme, added the Chief Minister.
Thakur promised to establish Primary Health Centers, apart from ayurvedic dispensaries, schools and other development projects at various places in this hill State.
Earlier, the Chief Minister flagged off ‘Apna Parivar-BJP Parivar’ motorcycle rally organised by the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha.
He performed bhoomi puja of Dhanotu-Rohangalu-Jaidevi road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 18.16 crore, BBMB to Susan-Jawala road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.79 crore and laid foundation stones of HPPWD rest house near Dhanotu Chowk on which Rs 2.37 crore would be spent, Block Elementary Education Office Jaidevi to be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh and 33 KV sub-station Jaidevi to be set up at a cost of Rs. 4.60 crore.
The Chief Minister performed bhoomi puja of Sagli to Kathla road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.72 crore, Mandogalu to Fagyar road on which Rs 2.3 would be spent, Nihandigali to Jhungi road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.37 crore, Maatal to Kutachi road to be constructed Rs. 1.52 crore, Gadog Nala to Barnog road to be built at a cost of Rs. 3.68 crore, Naun Chawali Devidhar road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.07 crore, Bhyana to Bahi road to be built at a cost of Rs. 1.21 crore, Seri-Jalah Mandir road on which Rs.2.36 crore would be spent and Dhaban to Chauntra road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.83 crore.
He also laid foundation stones of Rajkiya Cluster Vishvavidyalaya, Bassa on which Rs 10.82 crore are be incurred, building of Type-II quarters of HPSEBL at Chunahan, water supply scheme Jhungi and Gharot and in Gram Panchayat Kutachi and Mashogal, lift irrigation scheme in village Bhagha and Chalog to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore, lift water supply scheme for Gram Panchayat Sainj and Nandi to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore.
Thakur inaugurated a Rs 2.6-crore lift water supply scheme Chail Chowk, Chamyar and Rafail, flow irrigation schemes Kingri to Nachet, Jarbada to Khadoli, Chalahar to Gulad, Kundla to Segliropa, Chhabad Nalato Gair and Dan-Bahuba.