Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that possibilities would be explored to connect the Bara Bhangal area with link roads so as to bring the people of this remote area within mainstream. He was addressing a huge public meeting at Bara Bhangal of Kangra district today. It was an historical day for the people of Bara Bhangal when any Chief Minister visited the area for the first time and listened to the grievances of the people.

He said that linking the area with roads would not only provide accessibility to people but also pave the way for overall development of the area adding that soon 200 MW hydel project would be set up in the valley. He said that the present Government had provided electricity to the people by constructing 40 KV power project and efforts would be made to provide 24 hours power supply to the people of the area.

Chief Minister said that the Government was endeavouring to provide all necessary facilities to the people like road, health, education, electricity etc. He exhorted the people to avail benefits of various government schemes to uplift their socio economic status. He said that as sheep rearing was the main avocation of people of the area, they should take benefits of Bhed Palak Samridhi Yojna wherein a loan of Rs. one lakh with 33 percent subsidy was being provided to purchase 40 sheep and two rams. The State Government was considering to send the sheep rearers of the State for training to Australia to develop modern technique in the field.

Dhumal announced a sum of Rs. five lakh for mule path, Rs. two lakh for construction of rooms in Primary School and Rs. five lakh for residential accommodation for teachers. He assured that local youth already working in the existing veterinary and ayurveda dispensaries to be appointed as Pharmacist after providing necessary training. He also announced upgradation of Middle School, Bir to High School and students hostel would be re-opened and also assured that pedestrian bridge would be mettled.

Chief Minister also presided over ‘Prashasan Janta Ke Dwar’ Programme and listened to public grievances.

Trilok Kapoor, Chairman, Wool Federation welcomed the Chief Minister to Bara Bhangal and said that the credit of development of the area goes to Prem Kumar Dhumal who was taking special interest for the development this area. He said that during previous tenure of BJP in the State, the people of Chhota and Bara Bhangal got status of OBCs. Chuni Lal, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat Bara Bhangal thanked the Chief Minister for visiting the area and said that it was for the first time that people of the area had seen any Chief Minister. This was an historic moment for them. R.C. Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, Shri Inder Bhardwaj, SDM, Baijnath and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

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