CM lays foundation stones and dedicates developmental projects worth Rs. 350 crore in Kangra district

SHIMLA-19 February, 2020-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that during his two days tour of Jawalamukhi and Dehra assembly constituencies of Kangra district he has performed foundation stones and dedications of developmental projects worth about Rs. 182 crore, out of which foundation stones and inauguration of projects worth over Rs. 50 crores were performed today in Dehra segment.

Jai Ram Thakur said that during the first phase of his winter sojourn he had laid foundation stones and inaugurated developmental projects worth Rs. 165 crore in three Vidhan Sabha areas viz. Baijnath, Kangra and Indora. He said that thus foundation stones and inaugurations of about Rs. 350 crore have been done by him in five assembly constituencies of Kangra district.

Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting at Dhaliara in Dehra area of Kangra district today.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the present state government was ensuring that the winter sojourn of Kangra district was not just a custom for political gains, but the Government was actually concerned about the development of the biggest district of the state. He said that laying foundation stones and dedicating developmental projects worth about Rs 350 crore in five days in five different assembly constituencies of the district speaks of the priority the state government was giving for development of the district. He said that this was the befitting reply to those who were questioning the intentions of the state government. He said that Public Works and Irrigation projects worth crores of rupees were under implementation in Dehra Vidhan Sabha area.

Chief Minister said that work on construction of Central University would be started at the earliest and he would again take up the matter in this regard with the Union Government. He said that Rs 6 crore has been sanctioned for development of Industrial area Chinour which would benefit nine panchayats of the area. He said that all possible help would be provided to make Degree College Dhalariya a Model college to facilitate the students. He announced that post of doctors in Civil Hospital Dehra would be increased from 9 to 14 and digital X-Ray would be provided in the hospital. He announced Rs 1.50 crore for construction of combined office building at Haripur and Rs. one crore for Nagar Parishad Building, Dehra.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the people of the state were thankful to the benevolence and affection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who considers Himachal Pradesh as his second home. He said that it was due to his affection for the state, that financial assistance in form of developmental projects worth crores of rupees were sanctioned for the state. He said that Prime Minister, during the two years tenure of the present state government, has visited the state thrice and would soon be coming to dedicate the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang on its completion during the month of July or August this year.

Chief Minister said that the present state government believed in delivering goods instead of making tall claims. He said that the people of the state gave their full support to the government and ensured the landslide victory of the BJP candidates in the Lok Sabha Elections, by winning all four seats with a record margin by maintaining lead in all the 68 assembly constituencies. He said that the results of bye elections to the two seats of Vidhan Sabha silenced the political opponents as the Congress even lost its security in Dharamshala bye elections.

Jai Ram Thakur said that several welfare and developmental oriented schemes were being implemented in the state which were bound to make the lives of the people of the state more comfortable and happy. He said that Jan Manch programme launched by the state government has been appreciated even by the political opponents as this programme has ensured redressal of public grievances nearer to their homes. He said that the Union Government had launched Ayushmann Bharat Yojna for the people of the Country for providing insurance health cover of Rs 5 lakh. He said that as many as 62 crore people had been covered under this scheme, which was ensuring that the poor patients were not deprived of specialised health care facilities due to want of money.

Chief Minister said that the Union Government has sanctioned developmental projects worth Rs. 10,500 crore for the state which would accelerate pace of development. He said that abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, abolishing Triple Talaq and paving the way for construction of temple of Lord Sri Ram were possible due to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of improvement and augmentation of distribution system of LWSS Dhaliara Surajpur in Dehra tehsil to be made by spending Rs.2.71 crore, LWSS for different villages under Gram Panchayats Chudrehar, Sunhet and Naleti in Dehra tehsil under Jal Jeevan Mission to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 7.82 crore, bridge over Narad khad on Bassi Sunhet road to be built with an amount of Rs.3.11 crore, LWSS to villages Guler, Pir Bindli etc. in Haripur Sub Tehsil under Jal Jeevan Mission to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore and Canteen block of Government Degree College, Haripur-Guler to be built with an amount of Rs. 42 lakh.

He also inaugurated Health Sub Centre at Chanaur constructed at a cost of Rs. 16 lakh, Health Sub Centre Beh built with an amount of Rs. 16 lakh, Bio Mass Plant at Dhaliara, Primary Health Centre, Dhaliara, newly upgraded Tehsil Haripur and HPPWD Sub Division at Haripur.

Later, Chief Minister also inaugurated building of Police Quarters at Dehra constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.46 crore.

He also listened public grievances at Rest House Dehra.

Earlier, while addressing the teachers and students at Government Degree College Dhaliyara Chief Minister said that the state government was committed to make Himachal Pradesh as ‘Education Hub’ of the Country. He said that for this the Government was ensuring adequate funds for providing best educational infrastructure.

Earlier, in the morning Chief Minister visited the famous Jawala Ji Temple at Jawalamukhi and performed puja.

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur said that the Union Government has provided Rs 19,309 crore for the State through the 15th Finance Commission. He said that this would not only accelerate the pace of development, but also ensure that developmental projects do not hang in fire due to want of funds. He said that the Central University would soon come up at Dehra which would facilitate the students of the area. He said that he would provide all possible help for construction of hostel in Government College Dhaliyara. He said that the ‘Global Investors Meet’ organized by the State Government was a commendable initiative taken by the State Government. He said that rates of corporate tax announced by the Union Government were most attractive in the world, which has attracted global investors to invest in the country. He said that due to the concerted efforts of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has become the fifth biggest economy of the world.

Local MLA Hoshiyar Singh while welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency thanked the Chief Minister for laying foundation stones and inaugurating developmental projects worth crores of rupees in the constituency. He urged the Chief Minister for providing B.Ed., MBA and M.Sc. in Geology classes in Government Degree College at Dhaliara. He also urged the Chief Minister for opening modern ITI in the constituency. He also requested for opening a PHC in the area for providing better health services to the people of the area.

Former Minister Ravinder Singh Ravi said that the area has immense potential of tourism and urged for tapping it. He said that world famous Guler painting needs to be promoted as it has potential of bringing the area on world tourist map. He also requested the Chief Minister to upgrade the Dehra Hospital to Sub Divisional Hospital. He urged for strengthening the road network in the area.

BJP Mandal President Nirmal Singh welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion.

Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MLA and Deputy Chairman State Planning Board Ramesh Dhawala, MLAs Rakesh Pathania, Arjun Singh and Vishal Nehariya, Chairman Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Dr. Rajiv Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan were present on the occasion among others.


'HIMCARE' Digitalized Health Care Revolution of HP

For providing the cashless treatment coverage, the State Government has implemented Himachal Health Care Scheme (HIMCARE). Himachal Pradesh has accomplished this ambitious plan of implementing a digitalized health care programme successfully. The success of this scheme is discernible as more than 5.50 lakh families have been registered under this scheme and are receiving free medical treatment facility.

HIMCARE provides cashless treatment coverage of up to Rs. 5.00 lakh per year per family, which is being provided on family floater basis. As many as 65533 people amounting to Rs. 60.66 crore have been treated cashless under this vibrant scheme.

The State Government has implemented this scheme with the vision that healthy India could only be achieved if it has healthy citizens. This initiative of digitalizing the health care programme is revolutionary as it is easily available to every eligible beneficiary. The patients don’t have to stand in queue for filling forms, paying dues or treatment entries. Government has found the alternative for this time consuming process and is providing e-cards, e-forms, online treatment entries and cashless transaction management system.

Nearly 200 health institutions are registered to avail benefits of this scheme which includes 56 private hospitals and PGI Chandigarh. From 1st January 2020, new e-cards are being issued by the Government. Serious diseases like cancer, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, cardiovascular diseases, alzheimer and many other are also covered under this scheme.

The State Government has started fresh enrolment from 1st January, 2020 under the scheme, so that more people can avail benefits of cashless treatment coverage and under fresh enrollment 25 thousand families have been registered so far. The last date for enrolling in this scheme is 31st March, 2020. The beneficiary can apply through online system directly by visiting or through Lok Mitra Kendra/Common Service Centers for enrollment and uploading relevant documents under the scheme.

This e-Health Care initiative has a vision to deliver better health outcomes in terms of accessibility, quality, affordability and efficient monitoring of health entitlements to citizens.

Such Government schemes promises an increase in health care efficiency, by decreasing costs. Increasing efficiency not only reduces the expenses but at the same time improves the 'Health' quality. Ultimately a trust bond is in making in between the HP Government, the patients and the health professionals.


Mahender Singh seeks funds for state under Jal Jiwan Mission

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur on Wednesday met Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at New Delhi and sought funds for Himachal Pradesh under Jal Jiwan Mission.

He apprised the Union Minister that Himachal Pradesh has implemented Jal Jiwan Mission on a war-footing basis. It is the first state in the country that has exhausted all the funds released by the government of India under the Mission.

Mahender Singh Thakur also urged the Union Jal Shakti Minister government to release incentive grant of Rs. 550 crore for the state.

Secretary, I&PH Dr. RN Batta accompanied the Minister.