Mandi: CM Jai Ram Thakur announced opening of Horticulture Extension Officers offices at Mahog and Mahunag, upgradation of Government High School Kahana to Senior Secondary School and Rs. 10 thousand each to Mahila Mandal of the area from MLA Vidhayak Nidhi of MLA Karsog. He also announced opening of Developmental Block at Churag. While addressing a public meeting at Churag in Karsog Vidhan Sabha area Chief Minister announced this. CM said that the State Government took effective steps to tackle the Corona pandemic in the State. He said that the Congress leaders in the State did not even refrain from politicizing this sensitive issue. He said that they desperately tried to get political mileage even from this sensitive issue but the people of the State were wise enough to understand that the present State Government made every effort to contain the corona pandemic and provided all possible facilities during this period of crisis. He said that there were only 50 ventilators in the State before the pandemic, but today the State has about 700 ventilators. He said that as many as 500 ventilators were given in one go by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the PMCARES scheme. He also thanked the frontline workers such as doctors, paramedical staff, nurses, sanitary workers and police personnel for their exceptional work done to tackle this virus.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government even during the pandemic ensured that developmental works goes on uninterrupted. He said that only aim of the State Government was to ensure all-round and balanced development of the State. He said that the age limit for availing social security pension for old women has been further reduced from 70 years to 65 years. Now the eligible women between the age group of 65 to 69 years would get social security pension without any income limit, he added. Thakur said that the State has emerged as the first smoke-free State of the country where all the households have been provided with gas connections. He said that more than 3.17 lakh families have been provided free gas connections under the Grihini Suvidha Yojna during this period. He said that all the daughters of BPL families were being provided Rs. 31,000 as financial assistance at the time of their marriage under the Shagun Yojna. He also urged the people of the area to give their wholehearted support to the BJP so that the pace of development goes uninterruptedly.
CM also addressed public meeting at Mahunag and said that the State Government was committed to ensure development of areas which had remained neglected so far due to one reason or other. He said that this area was not only important from religion point of view but also have scenic beauty. He said that this area would also be developed from tourism point of view under Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein. He said that efforts would be made to open a branch of Bank in Mahunag. He announced opening of Junior Engineer Section of Jal Shakti Vibhag at Mahunag. He announced construction of helipad in the area. Jai Ram Thakur also paid obeisance at famous Mool Mahunag temple and also listened to public grievances at Mahunag and directed the officers for their speedy redressal. He also announced Rs. 10 thousand each to four mahila mandals of the area.