In a public meeting at Ser Balouni, in Nalti area of district Hamirpur, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that Rs. 190 crore had been spent on construction of roads and buildings etc in Hamirpur district. Chief Minister also dedicated newly constructed Forest Rest House completed at a cost of Rs. 23.53 lakh, Primary Health Centre which would benefit 10 thousand populations of the surrounding villages, completed at a cost of Rs. 48.57 lakh and Examination Hall at GSSS, Jhagriani, completed at a cost of Rs. 10 lakh to the people of the area. He laid foundation stone of Lift Irrigation Scheme at Jangal Ropa (Haar), estimated to cost Rs. 66.63 lakh and irrigate over 31 hactares of farm land in the area.
Chief Minister said that ravaging forest fires were destroying the flora and fauna of the valuable forest wealth in the State and appealed to the people to maintain vigilance over such fire incidents in their area. He said that local forest guard and concerned functionaries would be held responsible for occurrence of such fire incidents. He said that the State had opened Khair forest export which had benefited local stake- holders in the area. He said that 17 quintals of ‘Katha Biroja’ had been purchased in the district and Rs. 1.20 crore disbursed to the stake-holders for the same. He said that Rs. 22 crore had also been spent on removal of lantana weed from the farm land in the district. He said that Government was taking effective steps to strengthen the functioning of the Forest Department so as to save the precious forest wealth. He said that Rs. five crore would be spent on renovation of Forest Rest Houses in the State.
Prof. Dhumal said that total of 235 kms. of road which included 140 kms. of new motorable roads had been constructed in Hamirpur district and 675 kms. of roads provided renewed surfacing in the district in last four years. He said that Rs. 103.41 crore irrigation schemes had been sanctioned for Nadaun area and 1100 hand pumps bored in the district, 80 structures constructed to construct check dams to store rain water and 20 more were being constructed in the area. He said that 141 Van sarovars were also being constructed. He said that 5,000 monkey had been sterilized in district Hamirpur by Forest Department.
Chief Minister said that works worth Rs. 3.51 crore had been carried out by Public Works Department alone in Dhaned area alone on different activities. He announced Rs. 75,000 for construction of cremotarium, Rs. 30 thousand for construction of path in the area GP Nara, Rs. 60,000 for link road of Nalti, Talai to Nalti road to be repaired, Rs. 5 lakh for construction of hut at Balouni, 2 solar lights at Baloni, Rs. 3 lakh for two rooms of Jhaniani GSSS.
Earlier, Chief Minister also addressed public meeting at Haar and said that the targets fixed under Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna had been achieved and a large chunk of the farming community benefited with strengthening of their economy. He said that record subsidy upto 80 percent had been provided to the beneficiaries for construction of poly houses, micro irrigation schemes like sprinkler and drip irrigation schemes to diversify traditional farming practices in the State.
Baldev Sharma, MLA Nadaunta said that whenever BJP came to power, record development had taken place in the State benefiting every section of the society. He appealed the people to compare development during previous and present BJP regime and know for themselves the party which have been really taking care of their interests.
Urmil Thakur, MLA also welcomed the Chief Minister to her home segment and thanked him for dedication of various schemes to the people of the area. She said that social security pension scheme was vision of BJP leadership which had benefited vulnerable sections of the society immensely. She thanked for enhancing the social security pension to Rs. 400 per month, subsidized essential commodities to every ration card holder and subsidized electricity to domestic power consumers. She thanked for providing financial assistance to over 200 poor and deserving sections of the area for their treatment. She also counted various other development schemes which had been executed in her home segment during past four years.
Soni Kumar, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Ser Balouni, also welcomed the Chief Minister to his Panchayat and apprised him of various local demands. Anil Sharma, Member, Zila Parishad, welcomed Chief Minister and other dignitaries to the area and thanked him for adding more milestones in the development history of the rural area. He counted developmental projects which had been provided to the people of the area during past four years.
Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Education Minister, Anurag Thakur, local MP and National President, BJYM, Rasil Singh Mankotia, Chairman, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, Sarla Sharma, Chairperson, Zila Parishad, R.K.Gupta, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Rajender Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Madhusudan Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Shri B.T.Negi, Chief Engineer, PWD, Shri Ashok Sridhar, Chief Engineer, IPH, other senor officers and prominent people of the area were present on the occasion.