Dalhousie on development radar, CM visit brings many sops


Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth about Rs 166 crore at Dalhousie for Dalhousie Vidhan Sabha area of Chamba district.

Chief Minister said that for the first time in the history of Himachal, a Prime Minister has sent a message congratulating the people of the State on the occasion of Himachal Day. He said that Prime Minister said that it was coincidence that where the Country was celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the State of Himachal Pradesh was celebrating 75 years of its existence. He said that the benevolence of the Prime Minister and Central leadership has ensured projects worth about Rs 10,000 crore for the State. He said that Rs. 2100 crore project for tourism would go a long way in making Himachal Pradesh a favorite destination for the tourists.

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Other important announcements

The Chief Minister announced 50 percent discount on traveling in HRTC buses for women. He said that with this the women would get a benefit of about Rs 60 crore.

He announced that all consumers upto 125 units would get Zero Bill from 1st July and no electricity bill would be charged from them. He said that with this decision about 11.5 lakh consumers would get benefit of about Rs. 250 crores.

He also announced that no water bill would be charged from all the families living in rural areas.  This would provide financial benefits of Rs 30 crore to all our rural families of the State.

He said that the Congress did nothing during all these years excepting enjoying power. He said that not even a single scheme was started by the previous Congress Government for welfare of the people. He said that the present State Government during the last about four years started several welfare schemes such as Grihini Suvidha Yojna, Himcare, Sahara Yojna, Jan Manch, Chief Minister Helpline-1100, Mukhiya Mantri Swavalamban Yojna etc. He said that all these schemes have virtually transformed the lives of the poor and downtrodden.

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Chief Minister said that the BJP would again form Government in the state like it has done in Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Goa and Manipur.

He said that the present State Government organized State level Himachal Day function at Chamba and made a few historic decisions.