CM announce Rs 120 cr development projects in Shimla Rural Assembly Segment
SHIMLA-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid foundation stones and inaugurated Rs 120 crore development projects on his one-day visit to Shimla Rural Assembly Segment today.
He performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Health Sub Centre at Bamot in Sub-Tehsil Dhami to be constructed at a cost of rupees 24 lakh. Mr Singh laid foundation stone of PHC Buildng at Nehra in Sub-Tehsil Dhami to cost 1.75 crore and foundation stone of additional block of Government Senior Secondary School, Dargi to be constructed at a cost of rupees 1.75 crore. He also inaugurated new 4.5 Km Nahewat-Nayaser link road at Pahal constructed at a cost of Rs 70 lakh and newly constructed Panchayat Bhawan building of Gram Panchayat, Pahal constructed at cost of Rs 6.50 lakh.
The Chief Minister while addressing Public meetings at Pahal and Bychari said that government had undertaken works Listing the developments, he said that Rs 421.66 crore were being spent by the Public Works department on construction of roads, bridges and buildings alone.
He said to ensure development of the area, the present Government had opened PWD division at Dhami and PWD division at Sunni was already functioning.
He said the State was having five National Highways and was well connected with link roads. The government was determined to connect every village with roads, he added.
The Chief Minister exhorted people to adopt off season vegetable cultivation and floriculture in the area and urged to construct Check-dams for storing water, which will add to the economy.
However, people should not stop the traditional cultivation altogether, he said, adding that they should also adopt Diary farming as an avocation, which will also lead to indirect employment.
He remembered the contribution of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Dr Y S Parmar in development of the state.
Mr Singh also remembered Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister for co-operating with the state government in terms of development, during his Chief Ministership.
Stressing on strengthening the health sector in Shimla rural Assembly segment, the Chief Minister said more Health Sub Centres and Primary Health Centres would be opened in rural areas of the constituency.