SHIMLA-06 December, 2019-A recurring grant of Rs. 10 crore would be provided to the HP technical University Hamirpur by the State Government, said Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister after inaugurating Administrative Block of HP Technical University constructed at a cost of Rs. 66.61 crore and laying foundation stones of Students Cafeteria and Shopping Complex and Open Air Theatre of the University at Hamirpur today.

Jai Ram Thakur said the campus of HP Technical University is one of the best Campuses of the State. He said that the new block of the Campus would be completed within next six months and provide best educational infrastructure to the students studying there. He said that the University would help youth in upgradation of their skills by providing them employment oriented education.

The Chief Minister said that unlike the previous State Government the present Government was ensuring that adequate budget provisions would be made for development projects so that these could be completed within stipulated time period. He said that the previous government made tall claims of development but no progress was witnessed on ground. The present State Government believes in action and realistic achievements. He said that people of the State were rock solid behind the State Government and shown the opposition a mirror to their deeds.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the Centre Government under the able and strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving wholehearted support to the State. He said that a developmental project worth Rs. 10,500 crore has been sanctioned by the Union Government for the State. He said that this would go a long way in ensuring that Himachal Pradesh makes rapid strides on path of development. He said that although the present State Government inherited loan liabilities of over Rs. 46,500 crore from the previous State Government, but due to effective financial management the State Government succeeded in bringing back the derailed economy of the State.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government soon after assuming the reins of the State started Jan Manch, an innovative Scheme for redressal of public grievances, which has benefitted lakhs of people. He said that going a step forward the State Government has started Chief Minister Helpline, for redressal of public grievances.

The Chief Minister announced Sub Tehsil at Lambloo to facilitate the people of the area.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Indoor Stadium at Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose Post Graduate Degree College, Hamirpur constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 7.74 crore.

He laid foundation stone of EVM warehouse to be constructed by spending Rs. 5.15 crore, inaugurated Inspection Hut of Irrigation and Public Health and Office building of Commandant Home Guards constructed by spending Rs. 1.32 crore and Rs 1.57 crore respectively.

The Chief Minister laid foundation stone of water Supply Scheme Gasota and of 33/11 KV HPSEB Ltd. Sub Stations at Lambloo and Khangal to be constructed by spending Rs. 38.31 crore, Rs. 5.50 crore and Rs. 8.11 crore respectively. The two substations would benefit over 70,000 population of 81 villages of 22 Panchayats of the area.

Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of office of District Welfare Officer to be constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 2.24 crore.

Jai Ram Thakur also released ‘Kulgeet’ of the University, Annual Report, University Magazine, Students Tech App, Research journal and e-Library of the University on the occasion.

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur said that the Hamirpur district was completely ignored in matters of development during the previous Congress tenure. He said that now the district was getting its due and today it was fast forging ahead on path of progress and prosperity. He said that technical education could play a vital role in skill upgradation of youth thereby helping in ensuring employment and self employment opportunities to them. He said that the Union Government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was committed for Skill upgradation of youth and also promoting them to start their own start-ups. Innovation and incubation hubs would be established in the University to motivate the youth to start their start-ups, he added.

MLA Narender Thakur while welcoming Chief Minister and Union Minister of State in his home constituency thanked the Chief Minister for laying foundation stones and inaugurating developmental projects worth Rs. 135 crore during his visit to the constituency. He also detailed developmental demands of the area.

Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University Prof. S.P.Bansal while welcoming the Chief Minister to the University Campus said that the State Government during last two years had ensured unprecedented development in all areas of the State and all sections of the society.

Pradhan of local Panchayat Usha also welcomed the Chief Minister on the occasion.

MLA Bhoranj Kamlesh Kumari, Vice Chairman HRTC Vijay Agnihotri, Coordinator of HP Kaushal Vikas Nigam Naveen Sharma, President District BJP Baldev Sharma, Commissioner of Child Rights Vandana, Deputy Commissioner Hamirpur Harikesh Meena, SP Hamirpur Architsen Thakur were present on the occasion among others.