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HP to focus on development of neglected areas: Jai Ram

Addressing the Seraj Mandal Milan programme here, he said the 10-month tenure of the government had been full of achievements.

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said the Himachal Pradesh government is committed to all round and balanced development of the state, with special focus on those areas that had neglected so far.

Addressing the Seraj Mandal Milan programme here, he said the 10-month tenure of the government had been full of achievements.

“The government has also succeeded in getting developmental projects worth over Rs 9000 crore sanctioned from the Union government. This had been possible due to the benevolence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Not only this, the Union government had provided all possible help to the state during the recent untimely snowfall in Lahaul Spiti where hundreds of stranded people were airlifted by seven helicopters provided by the Centre.

The Mandal Milan Programme would be held regularly so as to ensure better coordination and understanding between the government and the Party, he said.

He said that Seraj Vidhan Sabha area would be developed as an ideal Assembly constituency of the state.

“Apart from it, regular meetings would be held with various frontal organizations of the Party such as Kisan Morcha, Yuva Morcha, Mahila Morcha, Scheduled Caste Morcha and Minority Morcha. It would be made a regular feature so that the Party could be strengthened at all levels,” he said.

Chief Minister said the BDO office sanctioned at Balichowki would go a long way in fulfilling the long pending demand of the people of the area.

He said that he would soon lay the foundation stone of Combined Office (Mini Secretariat) building at Thunag to facilitate the people.

Thakur said the government was laying special focus on development of Seraj area as it was due their support that the area got opportunity to head the state.

During his recent visit to the Jhenjheli area, he had laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 55 crore which would open new vistas of progress, development and prosperity in the area.

He said that the tourist culture centre to be constructed at Deemkataroo would give big boost to the tourism development in the state. For this, a provision of Rs 27 crore has been made.

He said the area had immense tourism potential and it would be harnessed in a planned and sustainable way. Janjehli had been brought under eco-tourism project to make the area as a major tourist destination.

Efforts would be made to construct the helipad of Janjehli soon to facilitate the high-end tourists to visit this beautiful place, he said, adding in the coming times, efforts would also be made to link Janjehli with heli-taxi service.