New Delhi: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at New Delhi today. He invited the Prime Minister to join Golden Jubilee function of Statehood of Himachal Pradesh through virtual mode. He said that the State would celebrate 50 years of its Statehood on 25 January 2021. He requested to bless the people of the state on the occasion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for successful completion of three years of the present State Government in office besides Golden Jubilee celebration of Statehood on 25th January 2021. He assured of joining one of these functions through virtual mode besides all possible assistance and support to state in future.
Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for his support to the State Government during last three years especially successful implementation of ambitious projects like Atal Tunnel etc. Jai Ram Thakur also thanked the Prime Minister for the continuous support of Centre Government due to which the State was witnessing rapid pace of progress in all spheres. He said that the State and its people were indebted to the Prime Minister for his special love and affection. Chief Minister also invited the Prime Minister for inaugurating the 111 MW Sawra Kuddu Hydro Power Project in Shimla district as it has been completed at a cost of Rs. 1796 crores. He further said that due to policy support extended by the Centre, 210 MW Luhri Stage-I Project and 66 MW Dhaula Sidh Project with a combined investment of Rs. 2497 crore were ready for foundation stone laying. He requested the Prime Minister to perform the foundation stone laying ceremony.
Jai Ram Thakur requested for speedy approval of ADB funded project for developing tourism infrastructure worth 233.32 million US dollar. He also apprised the Prime Minister about the current status of green field airport at Nagchala in Mandi district and urged for speedy clearance of various required approvals. He also pleaded the case of State strongly for setting up of ‘Bulk Drug Pharma Park’ in the State and apprised that State Government had also submitted a proposal for setting up of Electric Devices Manufacturing Hub in the State for manufacturing indigenous goods.Chief Minister also apprised the Prime Minister about the progress of the State during last three years and updated the status of various ongoing development projects as the State Government was completing three years in office on 27 December,2020.Dr RN Batta Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister accompanied the Chief Minister in the meeting.