Palampur: CM Jai Ram Thakur said that in order to start economic activities in the State, the Government decided to start public transport and also opened all business activities in the State. He said that the people still need to ensure that they adopt all safety measures to check spread of this virus. He said that the opposition leaders were also trying to politicise even this pandemic crisis. When he was holding meeting from his office at Shimla, these leaders alleged that the Chief Minister was avoiding meeting the people of the State. But now when he is out on tour to Kangra, the same leaders were alleging the Chief Minister for defying social distancing norms, he added. Thakur said that steps taken by the State Government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic were appreciated even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the Leader of opposition was also making much baseless and uncalled allegations. He advised him to have a look at the situation in Congress ruled States like Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra where the situation was worst. He said that the State Government brought back about 2.50lakh people from different parts of the country and it was unfortunate that the Congress leaders were even opposing this move.While addressing a gathering on the occasion at Palampur, Chief Minister said that initially while visiting Kangra district, he was planning to perform foundation stones and inaugurations of developmental projects through video conference from Dharamshala. But it was on the request and assurance from the leaders of Kangra that they would ensure social distancing, so he decided to hold public meetings by ensuring social distancing, he added.
CM Jai Ram Thakur today dedicated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth over Rs. 80 crore in Sullah Vidhan Sabha area of Kangra district today. Chief Minister inaugurated PHC building at Daroh (level-II) in District Kangra constructed by spending Rs. 57.07 lakh, additional accommodation of Govt. Sr. Sec. School Pahra District Kangra constructed at a cost of Rs. 108.35 lakh, inaugurated Sub Tehsil Sullah, Flow Irrigation Scheme (FIS) Kathul Kuhal in Palampur constructed by spending Rs. 1.94 crore, FIS Book Kuhal in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.47 crore, Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) for Sanhoon and adjoining village in Gram Panchayat Sanhoon in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.16 crore. He also laid foundation stone of Water Supply Scheme for Gharoon and multi village for part of Bhawarna and Sullah Block in Palampur with an estimated cost of Rs. 13.02 crore and also of LWSS to Gram Panchayat Roura under Jal Jeevan Mission to be constructed by spending Rs 1.52 crore.
Speaker Vidhan Sabha and local MLA Vipin Singh Parmar while welcoming the CM said that this day would go in the annals of Sullah Vidhan Sabha as a red letter day as Chief Minister has dedicated developmental projects worth crores of Rupees for the area. He thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating Sub Tehsil Sullah thereby meeting the long pending demand of the people of the area. He said that CM has started several welfare and development oriented schemes for the betterment of the people of the State.