Cases of left out Bhakra oustees to be settled on priority: Virbhadra Singh

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Shimla, July 12, 2016: The Bhakra oustees who were rendered homeless have been provided land/ plots in the past, however, the cases regarding settlement of left out oustees at Kotdhar, trapped in litigation in respect of their titles, has been taken up again with the government of India and would soon be settled under the mini settlement.
This was stated by Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while addressing a public meeting at Jhanduta in district Bilaspur today.
He announced construction of Babkhal and Bairi-Darollon bridges to connect Bilaspur with Rishikesh and other constituencies like Nainadevi and Jhandutta.
The college building at Jhandutta would soon be provided a science block and the concerned authorities had been directed to construct the same within a year, he said.
He said soon SDM office would start functioning from Jhandutta and a bus stand and PWD Rest House would be constructed there.
The Chief Minister announced starting of science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools Ghandeer, Dhanather and assured to start professional courses in agriculture centre Berthin.
The Chief Minister said that during the last three years as many as 27000 people were given employment in government sector alone. Besides, two engineering colleges were opened at Jeori in Shimla district and other at Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra district. An Indian Institute of Management was being opened at Dhaula Kuan in District Sirmaur. He said that Rs. 500 crore Skill Development Allowance Scheme was being implemented for skill development of unemployed youth. Under this scheme, allowance of Rs. 1000 per month was being provided to unemployed youth and Rs. 1500 to youth with special abilities.
He said today that as many as six medical colleges were there in the State, out of which the medical college in Chamba, Hamirpur and Nahan would be made functional soon. Besides, the ESIC medical college and hospital at Ner Chowk in Mandi district would also be made operational, as the MoU had been signed by the State Government with ESIC, to handover the same to the State government on Monday. He said that AIIMS was coming in Bilaspur which would strengthen the health sector in the State. He said that priority was being accorded to education sector in the State and as many as15534 schools and 115 colleges were functioning in the state and over 100 colleges were mostly opened during the congress regime. The
government had opted to open colleges in rural and far flung areas so that the girl child could get quality and higher education at their door-steps.
He also warned to stay away from divisive forces and work together for development of the region. One should not get swayed away by the opportunists who to seek their ulterior motives dividing people on basis of region and religion, he said.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Primary Health Centre (PHC), at Gherwin constructed with an outlay of Rs 45.72 lakhs, block of Government Degree College at Jhanduta constructed with the cost of Rs 5.30 crore. He also dedicated the Community Health Centre at Jhanduta constructed with an outlay of Rs 1.36 crore. He announced opening the Tehsil Welfare office and sub-tehsil office Kalol and inaugurated the science block of Government Senior Secondary, Jhanduta. He also planted a sapling on occasion of 67th State Level Van Mahotsav at Samoh near Gherwin.
Shri Virbhadra Singh also announced inauguration of newly constructed Ayurvedic dispensary building at Chhuman, to make functional the newly upgraded Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Behna-Jatta in GP Behna-Jatta, GSSS Bala in GP Brahmana and GSSS Dhani in GP Dhani. He also announced starting of science classes in GSSS Jaddu and Naklehra Schools and laying foundation stone of administrative block of GSSS Nekhlera, opening of newly upgraded Community Health Centre in Talai in Nagar Panchayat Talai and foundation stone of Resource Centre in BDO office Jhandutta.
Earlier, Shri Biru Ram Kishore, the two times MLA from Jhanduta, welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister at Jhanduta. He also placed local demands of the area including
Chairman, Twenty Point Programme Implementation and Monitoring Committee, Shri Ram Lal Thakur, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Shri Rajesh Dharmani and Shri Jagjivan Pal, MLA, Shri Bambar Thakur, Ex-MLAs, Shri Ram Gautam and Shri Tilak Raj, General Secretary, HPCC, Shri Vivek Kumar, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Shri Amarjeet Singh Banga, DCC President, Shri Kamlendar Kashyap, BCC, President, Jhanduta, Capt. Om Prakash, President District Mahila Congress, Ms. Anjana Dhiman were also present on the occasion amongst others.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016