Former MLA from Jubbal-Kotkhai constituency Rohit Thakur alleged that State Government is biased about the development of the Shimla district and demanded a White Paper on employment provided in the district.

Rohit Thakur said that roads in the district are in bad shape, educational institutions and health centres are running without staff and various public services, particularly passenger transport, had virtually collapsed. The dismal state of affairs was reflected in the poor performance of the district in the implementation of the 20-point programme. It was at the top in 2007 and had slipped to the bottom over the past three years.

Rohit added that Apple crop is a main source of income of the people of the Shimla district and because of the bad condition of the road Apple growers have suffered losses to the tune of Rs 700 crore last year as they could not send their bumper produce to the market.

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