Chief Minister lays tfoundation stone of the Central Training Institute for Home Guards and Civil Defence at Sargeen, on Shoghi-Dhalli bye-pass that will construct on the estimated cost of Rs. 1.46 crore. It’ll be developed over an area of .6619 hectares and will adorn with latest training facilities. Chief Minister said that regular courses for refresher as well as advanced courses would be organized conveniently at the new upcoming complex. He said that 2892 home guards had been trained in refresher courses in Battalion Training Centre in addition to 546 home guards volunteers under eight different kinds of courses.

Prof. Dhumal said that Rs. 74 lakh had been provided to start the construction work on priority and the project would be housing the Administrative Block, Parade Ground, Rescue Tower, Water Pool, Barracks, Armoury and stores etc. He said that the location selected for development of training centre was exclusive where all training facilities would be created to the home guards volunteers. He said that the State Government had enhanced the daily allowance of home guard volunteers besides rank allowance of the leaders benefiting 1660 rank holders of the organization. He said that with the completion of the new training centre in one year period the home guards and civil defence organization would be equipped with latest techniques of dealing with various emergency services.