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Court shifted SDM office to Thunag, not Govt, says CM Jairam during Seraj visit

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Jairam Thakur's Seraj visit in march 2018

Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of civil hospital at Bagsiad to be completed with an outlay of Rs. 27 crores.

Shimla: The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today on March 10, 2018, paid a visit to Seraj constituency in his home district Mandi where tension between the government and people regarding shifting of the SDM office to Thunag continues for over a month now.  He sanctioned funds for various road and other developmental projects for the constituency.

Thakur addressed a public meeting at Bagsaid in and showed concern over the situation and said he is deeply hurt and saddened by the unrest created by few of his fellow-friends in the name of SDM office at Janjehli.

He said the people must understand that the shifting of the SDM office to Thunag was done in compliance with a court order and not due to the government.

He said Jhanjeli and Thunag are equal and the people of both the regions are like his family. They are just misled, he added.

He invited the protesting people of the constituency to solve the issue amicably. Even the peace treaties between the countries were made after the worst wars.

 Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of civil hospital at Bagsiad to be completed with an outlay of Rs. 27 crores.

Out of total road length in his constituency of 615 kilometres, 260 km length is un-mettalled, he said adding that a sum of Rs. 100 crore will be spent for tarring and metalling of 150 kilometres of road length in this fiscal.

He said the work on National Highway in his constituency will start soon on war-footings.  The Pandoh-Kanda road will be developed as major district road to be constructed under Central Road Fund (CRF), for which he announced a sum of Rs 26 crore.

He also announced sanctioning of rupees one crore for construction of the third storey of ITI building at Bagsiad, rupees one crore for bus stand at Thunag, and opened the IPH division at Thunag, and the Camp office of ‘Chief Ministers Constituency Cell’ at Thunag.

The government is executing road projects worth Rs 68 crore under PMGSY and NABARD in the Seraj constituency, besides the additional sum of Rs 4.50 crore on the renovation of 45 kilometres road length.  

Speaking over his first budget presented yesterday, he said that the state government has enhanced the number of days for providing employment under MNREGA from 100 to 120 days. The daily wages were increased to Rs. 225, the honorarium of water guards increased from Rs. 1700 to Rs. 2100 per month, and it has a proposal to provide an additional honorarium to Aanganwadi workers to the tune of Rs. 1750. Besides, the budget also proposes to raise the incentive to ASHA workers from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1250, he said.  

The government will amend the HP Religious Endowments and Temple Trust Act to earmark 15 percent of offerings in the temples towards construction, maintenance, and operation of Gau-Sadans. 

 

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt

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HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated

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Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead

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Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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