Chamba: 29th October will go down as an historic day in the annals of Bharmour-Pangi area of Chamba district as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth over Rs. 209 crore in a one day visit to this tribal area of the State.
Earlier, on his arrival at Holi helipad, Chief Minister was accorded rousing reception in traditional attire by the people of the area.
Chief Minister laid foundation stone of 240 MW Kuthed Hydro Electric Project to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2750 crore. He also laid foundation stones of metaling and tarring works of Dalli to Naha road and construction of Choli to Kawarsi road to be completed by spending Rs. 4 crore and Rs. 5.83 crore respectively. He also inaugurated 15 MW Kawarsi and 9 MW Salun Hydro Electric Projects at village Hiling in Holi constructed at a cost of Rs. 150 crore and 90 crore respectively.
Jai Ram Thakur performed bhumi pujan of Sachuin to Bharmani Mata ropeway to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crore and inaugurated SADA Shopping complex at Bharmour constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.33 crore.
Chief Minister laid foundation stones of 23 roads of the area from PWD Rest House Bharmour to be constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 165.49 crore.
Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stone of building of Civil Hospital Bharmour to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 19.57 crore. He also laid foundation stone of ITI building and performed bhumi pujan of Dadima to Chaled road on which Rs. 4.35 crore and Rs. 4.22 crore would be spent respectively.
While addressing a huge gathering at Chaurasi Temple Complex Bharmour, Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed for development of Chamba district. He said that Chamba was once known as backward district of the State but now with the buzz of developmental activities by the present State Government, the district would emerge as a front runner district of the State and will show path to the other districts of the State in the matter of development.
Jai Ram Thakur said that people of the State gave unprecedented mandate to the BJP in the general Lok Sabha elections which shows the faith of the people in the policies and programmes initiated by the Central as well as State Governments for the welfare of the people. He said that the vote percentage was highest in the country and the BJP maintained lead in all the 68 assembly constituencies of the State. He said that the BJP candidates of Kangra parliamentary constituency also created a history by winning with highest vote percentage in the country.
Chief Minister said that under the dynamic and able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India today has emerged as a world power. He said that India was poised to become a five trillion dollar economy in the next few years due to farsighted policies of the Union Government. He said that Union Government has taken several historic decisions which show the strong leadership quality of our Prime Minister.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the very first decision of the present State Government was aimed at providing social security and respect to our senior citizens. He said that for this, the State government lowered the age limit for getting the old age pension without any income limit from 80 years to 70 years. He said that this decision of the Government benefited over 1.30 lakh old people of the State. He said that State Government also launched Grihini Suvidha Yojana to provide free gas connections to every household who were not covered under the Ujjwala Yojna of the Government of India.
Chief Minister said that the Union Government had started ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojna to provide free medical treatment up to Rs. five lakh to economically weaker people. He said that over 22 lakh people of the State were covered under this scheme. He said that the State Government had also started Himcare Scheme to provide this facility to all the left out beneficiaries. He said not only this various other schemes like Sahara Yojna, Mukhya Mantri Sewa Sanklap Yojna were also launched by the State Government for the benefit of the people.
Jai Ram Thakur announced opening of IPH Division at Bharmour and IPH Sub Division at Holi, upgradation of Government High Schools Lamu and Bara Gram to government senior secondary schools, opening of PHC at Lech and Primary School in Gram Panchayat Bakan. He also announced plying of Bharmour to Shimla bus via Chandigarh and directed the Deputy Commissioner to explore possibility of constructing helipad near Manimahesh Lake to facilitate the devotees. He also directed the concerned authorities for providing mini buses for Bharmour.
Local MLA Jia Lal thanked the Chief Minister for evincing keen interest in the development of his assembly constituency. He also put forth various problems and demands of the area before the Chief Minister.
Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma also spoke on the occasion.
Deputy Speaker HP Vidhan Sabha Hans Raj, MLAs Pawan Nayyar and Bikram Jaryal, senior BJP leaders of the area and senior officers were also present on the occasion.