Shimla 22nd September, 2021-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 7.02 crore at Kawar in Rohru Assembly Constituency, the interior area of Shimla district today during his one day tour of this area.

Jai Ram Thakur laid foundation stones of Rs. 3.84 crore of various water supply schemes under Jal Shakti Vibhag Sub Division Kawar, Rs. 1.16 crore GWSS to PC habitation of census village Kitearwari in G.P. Kawar, Rs. 79 lakh GWSS to PC habitation of census village Dodra in GP Dodra Kawar, Rs. 60 lakh GWSS to PC habitation of census village Dhanderwari in GP Dhanderwari, Rs. 23 lakh GWSS to PC habitation of census village Jakha in GP Jakha and Rs. 40 lakh GWSS to PC habitation of census village Jiskun in GP Dodra in tehsil Dodra Kawar under Jal Shakti Vibhag Sub Division Kawar.

Addressing the largely attended public meeting at Kwar, Chief Minister announced opening of HPSEB Sub Division at Dodra Kwar, Jal Shakti Junior Engineer Section at Dodra, Rs. 20 lakh for Jiskun road, Rs. 15 lakh each for five panchayats of the area for carrying out developmental works in their respective areas. He announced opening of SMS Office at Kwar, Rs. 10 lakh each for six newly created gram panchayats of Rohru Assembly Constituency for construction of new panchayat bhawans, Rs. 15000 each for 17 mahila mandals of the area from his discretionary fund. He said that matter regarding setting up BSNL and Airtel towers would be taken up with concerned authorities to ensure better signal connectivity in the area.

Jai Ram Thakur said that efforts would be made to bring people of Dodra Kwar area under OBC category and all formalities regarding this would be completed at the earliest. He said that all vacant posts of the different departments including SDM in the area would be filled up on priority basis. He said that Chanshal area would be developed under Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein Scheme for Ski and winter sports destinations. He said that this would give new fillip for tourism activities thereby increasing the economy of the people of the area.

Chief Minister said that efforts would be made to get forest clearance at the earliest from the concerned authorities for construction of three kilometers of road of Himachal side for Gosango, Harli khud, Sewa Dogri to Dhaula road to facilitate the people of Dodra Kwar area which would provide all weather connectivity in Dodra Kwar area. He said that Himachal Pradesh Government would also take up matter regarding providing funds to Uttrakhand Government for construction of this road. He said that Jiskun-Jakha road would also be completed at the earliest.

Chief Minister directed for accelerating the pace of upgradation work of Larot-Dodra Kwar road at the earliest to facilitate the people of the area. He said that any laxity in this matter would be viewed seriously and stern action would be taken against the erring officers and if any contractor was found guilty that would be blacklisted. He also asked the concerned authorities to complete the construction work of buildings of Government Senior Secondary Schools Kwar and Dodra at the earliest to facilitate the students of the area.

Jai Ram Thakur also brought 2500 doses of corona vaccine for people of Dodra Kwar area from Shimla with him. Students of Dodra Kwar also met the Chief Minister and urged him to open the schools at the earliest.

Jai Ram Thakur said that during the present tenure of the State Government, it has ensured equitable and balanced development of every section of the society and every area of the State. He said that despite the fact that about one and a half year of the present tenure adversely affected due to the corona pandemic, the State Government ensured that it comes upto the developmental aspirations of the people of the State.

Jai Ram Thakur said that as soon as the present State Government assumed office in the State, it has lowered the age of senior citizens to avail the benefits of old age pension without income limit from 80 years to 70 years. Not only this, now this age limit for old women has been lowered further from 70 years to 65 years. He also detailed various development and welfare schemes launched by the State Government. He urged the people to take benefits of these schemes for their upliftment.

Earlier, Chief Minister was accorded warm welcome by the people of Dodra Kwar on his arrival there and people showered flower petals on the Chief Minister who lined up in hundreds en route Kwar.

Chairperson H.P. State Cooperative, Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Ltd. Shashi Bala welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed out various developmental activities and demands of the area.

BJP Mandal President Baldev Ranta also welcomed the Chief Minister on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.