SHIMLA -9 August, 2020

CM inaugurates PHC building at Daroh of Rs. 57.07 lakh

  • Dedicates developmental projects worth Rs. 80 crore in Sullah Vidhan Sabha area

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today dedicated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth over Rs. 80 crore in Sullah Vidhan Sabha area of Kangra district today.

Chief Minister inaugurated PHC building at Daroh (level-II) in District Kangra constructed by spending Rs. 57.07 lakh, additional accommodation of Govt. Sr. Sec. School Pahra District Kangra constructed at a cost of Rs. 108.35 lakh, inaugurated Sub Tehsil Sullah, Flow Irrigation Scheme (FIS) Kathul Kuhal in Palampur constructed by spending Rs. 1.94 crore, FIS Book Kuhal in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.47 crore, Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) for Sanhoon and adjoining village in Gram Panchayat Sanhoon in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.16 crore. He also inaugurated Primary Health Centre at Maranda.

Chief Minister laid foundation stones of upgradation of Dheera to Devi Tilla (Kanpatt) road under PMGSY-II (Batch-I) with an estimated cost of Rs. 10.92 crore, Chiran to Thirak road via village Devi Tilla including bridge over Bathu Khad with an estimated cost of Rs. 8.61 crore, upgradation of Pharer to Thamba road under PMGSY-II (Batch-I) with an estimated cost of Rs. 3.68 crore and link road Saprul to Harijan Basti Sanooh via Govt. Sr. Sec. School Sanooh with an estimated cost of Rs. 99.55 lakh.

Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Thakurdwara Ram Nagar Rajchar Tea Estate Godown Shiv Nagar colony Radha Krishan Mandir Himalaya via Tea Factory Saloh road with a estimated cost of Rs. 6.35 crore and LWSS to Gram Panchayat Roura under Jal Jeevan Mision in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.52 crore.

He also laid foundation stones of LWSS to PC Habitants to village Bulla Mainja, Gardehar, Ghdela Kalan, Phulwar covered under Jal Jeevan Mission with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.89 crore, LWSS to PC Habitants to village Gharana Khas, Alsa, Badhrehar, Tamloh under Jal Jeevan Mission worth Rs 1.44 crore, LWSS Lahru Bachhwai in Palampur with estimated cost of Rs. 2.44 crore, LWSS to PC Habitants in Gram Panchayat Kural, Sihotu and Marhoon under Jal Jeevan Mission under LWSS Lahru Bachhwai in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 5.67 crore.

He also laid foundation stones of LWSS to PC Habitants of village Chowki Zona, Barsola Lahru and Kiarwan under Jal Jeevan Mission under LWSS Lahru Bachhwai in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 3.05 crore, WSS to Sullah Thamba Nanoun in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 5.67 crore, foundation stone of ‘Har Ghar Nal’ for LWSS of PC habitation Heinja and adjoining habitations under Jal Jeevan Mission in Gram Panchayat Mansimbal Sihol and Boda in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 5.62 lakh. He also laid foundation stone of Water Supply Scheme for Gharoon and multi village for part of Bhawarna and Sullah Block in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 13.02 crore and also of LWSS to Gram Panchayat Roura under Jal Jeevan Mission to be constructed by spending Rs 1.52 crore.

Earlier the Chief Minister inaugurated 120 metre span pre-stressed cantilever (bothside) double lane bridge over Neugal Khad on Dharamshala Dadh Palampur Holtra Chadhiar Sandhol road in Palampur constructed by spending Rs. 10.25 crore.

While addressing a gathering on the occasion at Palampur, Chief Minister said that initially while visiting Kangra district, he was planning to perform foundation stones and inaugurations of developmental projects through video conference from Dharamshala. But it was on the request and assurance from the leaders of Kangra that they would ensure social distancing, so he decided to hold public meetings by ensuring social distancing, he added.

Chief Minister said that in order to start economic activities in the State, the Government decided to start public transport and also opened all business activities in the State. He said that the people still need to ensure that they adopt all safety measures to check spread of this virus. He said that the opposition leaders were also trying to politicise even this pandemic crisis. When he was holding meeting from his office at Shimla, these leaders alleged that the Chief Minister was avoiding meeting the people of the State. But now when he is out on tour to Kangra, the same leaders were alleging the Chief Minister for defying social distancing norms, he added.

Jai Ram Thakur said that steps taken by the State Government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic were appreciated even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the Leader of opposition was also making much baseless and uncalled allegations. He advised him to have a look at the situation in Congress ruled States like Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra where the situation was worst. He said that the State Government brought back about 2.50lakh people from different parts of the country and it was unfortunate that the Congress leaders were even opposing this move.

Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in tackling the spread of coronavirus. He said that in fifteen most developed countries of the world with a total population of142 crore, over seven lakh deaths have been reported due to Corona, whereas in India with a total population of 135 crore, about 42000 death have been reported. He said that it was possible due to the timely steps taken by the Prime Minister.

Jai Ram Thakur said the abrogation of Article 370 was possible due to the strong political will power that today India is One Nation with One Constitution and One Flag. He said that the decision regarding Sri Ram Janambhumi has paved a way for construction of a magnificent temple of Lord Ram. He said that we all were fortunate that we all were witness to the Bhumi Pujan of Lord Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Now the endeavour was to ensure ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country, he added.

Chief Minister said that the Centre and State Government has dedicated several schemes for the people of the Country and State which include Ayushman Bharat, HIMCARE, Ujjawala yojna and Grihini Suvidha Yojna, housing schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna, Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi yojna, Social Security Pension, Sahara Yojna, Jan Dhan Yojna etc.

Jai Ram Thakur assured the people of the area that all the developmental demands of the people of the area would be considered sympathetically.

Speaker Vidhan Sabha and local MLA Vipin Singh Parmar while welcoming the Chief Minister said that this day would go in the annals of Sullah Vidhan Sabha as a red letter day as Chief Minister has dedicated developmental projects worth crores of Rupees for the area. He thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating Sub Tehsil Sullah thereby meeting the long pending demand of the people of the area. He said that Chief Minister has started several welfare and development oriented schemes for the betterment of the people of the State. He also accused the opposition leaders for making baseless allegations against the present State Government. He also thanked the party functionaries for contributing Rs 35 lakh towards CM Covid Fund and PM CARES Fund. He also urged the Chief Minister to sanction a nature park or stadium at Manjha in Sullah Vidhan Sabha area.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh, Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania, Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Indu Goswami, MLAs Mulkraj Premi, Arun Mehra and Vishal Nehariya, former MLA Dulo Ram, District BJP President Hari Dutt, General Secretary State BJP Trilok Kapoor, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan were present on the occasion among others.

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Tribal development is an integral part of the progress of State

The State Government is committed towards equal and balanced development of the tribal areas of the State and the welfare of the tribal people. The population of tribal community in the state is 5.71 percent of the total population. For the social and economic upliftment of this community in the state, nine percent of the total state plan amount is identified under the Tribal Sub-Plan.

In the financial year 2020-21, the State Government a total of Rs. 1758 crore has been provided under the Tribal Sub Plan which includes Rs. 1008 crore in the plan and Rs. 750 crore in the non-plan. Rs. 177.61 crore have been provided in the plan budget mainly for construction of buildings, roads and bridges, Rs. 164.89 crore for education services, Rs 113.06 crore for health services and Rs. 128.84 crore for irrigation and drinking water schemes.

Special emphasis is being laid to strengthen the border areas for which, under the Border Area Development Scheme in the year 2018-19, Rs. 25.95 crore was spent as the central share and Rs. 2.88 crore as the state share and in the years 2019-20 and 2020-21, Rs. 25 crore was the central part and Rs 2.78 crore was the state part.

After the formation of the present government, as a result of the efforts of the State Government, the Ministry of Home Affairs GoI has provided an additional amount of Rs. 10 crore during the year 2017-18, Rs 8.45 crore during the year 2018-19 and Rs 9.91 crore during the year 2019-20.

Central Government approved the opening of 3 new Eklavya Adarsh Awasiya Vidyalaya in Pangi, Bharmour and Lahaul during the year 2018-19, in which academic work has been started during the year 2019-20 from October 2019. So far, Rs. 16 crore each has been released by the Central Government for the construction of Eklavya Adarsh Residential School, Pangi and Lahaul. An amount of Rs. 24 crore will be provided for the construction of Eklavya Adarsh Awasiya Vidyalaya Bharmour.

A total grant amounting to Rs. 36.28 crore was received under Special Central Assistance from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs of Central Government during the year 2018-19, which includes additional grant of Rs. 15.70 crore as a result of the efforts of the State Government. Similarly, a total grant amount of Rs. 23.94 crore including additional grant amount of Rs. 5.34 crore was received during the year 2019-20.

A total grant of Rs. 33.78 crore was received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs under Article 275 (1) of the Constitution during the year 2018-19, with additional grant amount of Rs 11.36 crore was received for Eklavya Adarsh Awasiya Vidyalaya Building construction. Similarly, during the year 2019-20, a total grant amount of Rs. 23.14 crore including additional grant amount of Rs.28.71 crore was received.

During the year 2018-19, it was decided to provide telemedicine facility in the tribal areas Pangi and Bharmour, under which a provision of Rs 1.74 crore has been made in the year 2019-20 and Rs 1.93 crore in the year 2020-21. The facility is already operational in Kinnaur and Kaza.

Under The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 State Level Monitoring Committee, District Level Committees, and Sub Divisional Level Committees have been constituted for fast implementation in tribal areas and non-tribal areas. In addition, 17503 Forest Rights Committees were formed at the village level. During the year 2019-20, two-day training workshops were organized in Mandi and Shimla divisions. So far, community forest rights have been identified and vested on 1890.11 hectares of forest land and individual rights on 2.4129 hectares of forest land.

Helicopter service is provided by the government for tribal areas in winter. A total of 61 helicopter flights were undertaken during the year 2019-20, which benefited 1973 people. During the year 2018-19, the matter for grant for Helicopter Service was taken up from the Central Government, as a result of which Rs. 4 crore were received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India for the first time and Rs. 4 crore have been also received during the year 2019-20.

Issued by:-

Director,

I&PR, Himachal Pradesh.