January 18, 2012 admin

Rs. 247 crore water supply and irrigation schemes in Hamirpur district under consideration of the Government

SHIMLA 18 January 2012 : State Government was contemplating construction of four ambitious drinking water and irrigation schemes costing Rs. 247 crore for district Hamirpur to benefit the people of the district.
This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, while addressing an impressive public meeting at Didwin Tikkar in district Hamirpur, after he dedicated the newly constructed Science Laboratory completed at a cost of Rs. 72 lakh to the students in Government Senior Secondary School, Didwin Tikkar, on the second day of his three-day winter sojourn to the district, today.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had posed four projects to different external funding agencies through the Government of India. These were Medium Irrigation Scheme for Nadaun area with estimated cost of Rs. 104.50 crore; Drinking Water Supply Scheme for Hamirpur town, estimated to cost            Rs. 80.50 crore; Drinking water Supply Scheme for Sujanpur, estimated to cost    Rs. 20.25 crore and drinking water Supply Scheme for Nadaun town estimated to cost Rs. 41.42 crore.  He said that with the approval of these projects best drinking water supply and irrigation network would be created in the district.   He said that 2,816 hand pumps had been installed in the district to meet drinking water requirement in water scarce areas.
Chief Minister said that the number of monkeys in the State had been estimated  at 3.5 lakh  and  Hamirpur district had 15,000.  He said that the State government had initiated various steps to capture monkeys. He said the fee for catching each monkey had been enhanced Rs. 500 per monkey so that crops of the farmers could be protected. He said that local youth were also coming forward in this regard. He said that 25 sterilization centres were being set up in different parts of the State to check the growth of monkeys.  He appealed to the people in general not leave their domestic animals astray which had been a cause of destroying farm crops in the State. 
Prof. Dhumal said that Election Manifesto of the party was adopted as Policy Document of the State Government on coming to power and every department directed to implement the same in letter and spirit.  He said that he was happy to reveal that almost all the promises made in the Manifesto had been fulfilled.  He said that every section of the society  had been benefitted from one and other scheme of the Government.  He said that four years period of the Government had been testimony to the spectacular achievements made on all fronts.
Chief Minister said that Asian Development Bank and World Bank had also appreciated the State Government for its good performance in implementation of various schemes.  He said that different media groups had carried independent surveys to assess the performances of the State in various fields and added that Himachal Pradesh’s achievements had been found The Best and it had been conferred 51 Awards in  last four years.  He said that the State had been also adjudged best in implementation of 20-Point Programme for last two years. He said that  Prime Minister’s Award had also been awarded to the state for its best efforts in environment conservation.
Chief Minister announced Rs. 3 lakh for the construction of Tikkar link road; Rs. 1.00 lakh for construction of rain shelter at Tikkar; Rs. 2 lakh for construction of link road to Kakkaryana, Rs. 1.75 lakh for boring hand pump at Kakkaryana  and Rs. 1 lakh for construction of link road from Taal to Kapoti in the area.   
Chief Minister was presented a draft of Rs. 11,000 by the teaching fraternity of GSSS, Didwin Tikkar as contribution towards the CM Relief Fund.
Shri Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Education Minister said that big leap forward had been made in the education in the State in last four years.  He said that an ambitious Rs. 126 crore NABARD funded Sarswati Bal Vidya Sankalp Yojna was implemented successfully in the last tenure of the BJP Government.
Shri Anurag Thakur, MP and National President, BJYM, lauded the progressive and ambitious schemes envisioned and implemented by the State Government which had made Himachal a role model in the country.  He said that other states of the country were emulating the state schemes.  He congratulated the State Government for winning record 51 awards in all major sectors during past four years.  He said that he had got Rs. 400 crore sanctioned for Hamirpur Parliaentary Constituency from the Centre for the repair and maintenance of national highways. 
Shri Adarsh Kant, President, Hamirpur BJP Mandal, welcomed the CM to his home segment and detailed the developmental milestones established in the segment under the leadership of Prof. Dhumal.
Shri Baldev Dhiman, Pradhan, Shakti Kendra, welcomed the CM and thanked him for dedicating new science block to the students of the village.
Shri Ravinder Singh Ravi, IPH Minister, Smt. Urmil Thakur, MLA,  Shri Pyare Lal Sharma, Chairman, APMC and State President, BJP Kisan Morcha, Shri R.S.Mankotia, Chairman, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, Smt. Maya Rana, State BJP Vice President, Shri Narender Atri, State President, BJYM, Shri Rajender Singh, DC, Shri Kuldeep Sharma, SP, Dr. Dinkar Burathoki, Additional Director of Education, Shri B.T. Negi, Chief Engineer, PWD, Shri Ashok Sridhar, Chief Engineer, IPH, other senior officers and senior party functionaries were present on the occasion.

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