Shimla, Mar 6 : Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday laid foundation stone of biggest water supply scheme of the state for Seraj and Gohar Blocks, that has to be completed at a cost of Rs 215 crore at Lambathach in Seraj Vidhan Sabha of Mandi district.
This water supply scheme would provide drinking water facilities to people of 33 Panchayats out of total 58 Panchayats of Seraj Assembly constituency.
While addressing the mega conference of officers and officials of Seraj Assembly Constituency at Thunag, the Chief Minister said that under this ambitious mega scheme, over 1100 km water pipelines would be laid and over 7800 additional households would be provided taped water.
On completion, this scheme would benefit 163 villages and 1135 habitations. He said that water would be lifted from Chhari, Bakhli, Chhatri and Thanesar Khuds (rivulets) for this scheme and each and every area of the State has been given due preference in matter of development. Employess of Seraj Vidhan Sabha area presented a cheque of Rs 5,55,555 to the CM towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on this occasion.
Thousands of Congress leaders of Seraj Vidhan Sabha area joined BJP in presence of CM at Lambathach and Thunag. Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of flow irrigation scheme of Sunah Batahr Cluster Janjehli Development Block under HP Horticulture Development Project to be completed by spending Rs 1.33 crore and additional accommodation for Government Senior Secondary School Nihari Sunah to be constructed by spending Rs 3.76 crore.
He also laid foundation stone of Rural livelihood Center Seraj at Bijahi in Gram Panchayat Kanda to be completed by spending an amount of Rs 7.50 crore and inaugurated Chharri bridge on Bakhali Khud completed by spending Rs 1.56 crore. Mr Thakur announced opening of IPH Inspection Hut at Lambathach and Silk Seed Production Centre at Thunag. (UNI)