Chief Minister lays foundation stone laying of the ten-bedded Ayurvedic Dispensary to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 67.87 lakhs at Harsar. Dhumal said that Rs.30 lakh Nagrota-Harsar Drinking Water Supply Scheme had been sanctioned which would solve the drinking water problem in the area and added that tubewells and handpumps would also be installed in the area for irrigation and drinking purposes. He also announced Rs. two lakhs for the construction of Community Building Harsar.

Chief Minister said that the State Government was providing electricity to domestic consumers on reasonable rates besides spending Rs. 166.46 crore on the subsidy during the current year. He said that Rs. 130 crore were being spent on the subsidy for providing essential food grains on cheap rates to the consumers in the State. He said that free ambulance service was being provided to patients in the State under ‘Atal Swasthya Sewa’ and added that people in rural areas were being benefitted immensely. He said that health checkups of 10 lakh children were being conducted under the second phase of ‘Mukhya Mantri Vidyarthi Swasthya Yojana’ besides providing them de-worming pills free of cost. 73 Dentists had also been appointed, he added. He further said that school uniform would be provided free of cost to 10 lakh students upto 10th standard under ‘Atal School Uniform Yojana’.

Prof. Dhumal thanked Dr.Surender Sharma, Advisor Ayush Department Government of India and his family for making land available for construction of Ayurvedic Dispensary. He said that the State Government was committed to the welfare of common man and added that balanced development of the entire state was being ensured by paying special attention towards backward classes and areas.

Chief Minister said that State Government had made efforts to implement welfare schemes in right earnest and the State had emerged as role model of development in the country. He said that Rs. 353 crore ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Kishan Bagwan Yojana’, 300 crore ‘Doodh Ganga Yojana’ and Rs. 85 crore ‘Apple Re-Plantation Project’ and Rs. 321 crore Crop Diversification Schemes have strengthened the economy of the farmers. Bhaed Palak Samridhi Yojana was also being implemented for the welfare of Shepherds, he added.

Earlier Prof. Dhumal also performed the foundation stone laying stone of PHC Kotla and CHC Jawali to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 38.72 lakh and Rs. 101.39 lakh respectively.

Dr. Surender Sharma, Advisor Ayush Department Government of India welcomed the Chief Minister. Ravinder Singh Ravi, IPH Minister, Sarveen Choudhary, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Kripal Parmar, Former MP, Harbans Rana, Former Minister, Vikram Thakur, Vice-Chairman H.P.Forest Corporation, Shresta Kaundal, Chairperson Zila Parishad, Ramesh Rana, BJP Mandal President, R.S.Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Senior Officers and prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.

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