February 14, 2012 admin

Rs. 2575 crore sanctioned under NABARD during BJP regime :CM

SHIMLA 14th February 2012 : Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister said that BJP Governments had succeeded in getting record sanction of  Rs. 2,575 crore from NABARD for various development projects during its two terms,  one from April, 1998 to March, 2003 and  second from December, 2007 to date. He was speaking on the occasion of meetings with MLAs to fix the priorities of Annual Plan for 2012-13 here today.
Chief Minister said that since the introduction of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) in the year 1995, the State had been sanctioned Rs. 3,752 crore by NABARD for various development programmes under RIDF out of which Rs. 2575 crore i.e 68.63 percent had been sanctioned during BJP regime and remaining 31.37 percent during Congress regime when schemes worth Rs. 1,76.81 crore had been sanctioned for the State. He said that with a view the remove imbalance in allocation of funds amongst assembly segments, added priority had been given to those Assembly segments which had been sanctioned lesser amount earlier. He said that additional schemes were got approved to balance the process of development for them. He said that schemes worth Rs. 1491 crore had been got approved during past four years under RIDF. He said that efforts had been made to remove all bottlenecks to carry uniform and balanced development of all areas in the State by rising above all considerations.
Chief Minister said that State Government had started various ambitious schemes for overall development of the State and also for improving the socio-economic lot of the people during last four years.
Prof. Dhumal said that ‘Atal Swasthya Sewa’, ‘Health Insurance Scheme’, ‘Chief Minister Students Health Programme’, ‘Muskan, Mata Shabri Mahila Sashktikaran scheme’, ‘Beti Hai Anmol’ and ‘Matri Sewa Yojna’, ‘Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna’ were some of the ambitious schemes implemented in the State during last four years to benefit varied sections of the society.
He said that to strengthen the economy of the farmers, ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna’ was being implemented which had brought a sea change in the economic condition of the farmers. He said that focus of all schemes of the Government had been for  betterment of common man.
Prof. Dhumal said that Government endeavours had been to provide a transparent and responsive administration so that benefits of the Government’s schemes and programme percolate down to the people in the right perspective. He said that Rs. 382 crores had been sanctioned under NABARD so far against Rs. 400 crores. He said that the sanction of remaining amount would be got soon.
Chief Minister said that to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) expeditiously, external agencies have been involved by the Government in it.
Prof. Dhumal expressed concern over the lukewarm response of the Central Government towards the State. He said that only 44 kms of railway line had been constructed in the State in last 64 years after independence. He said that Central Government had reduced budget for Nangal-Talwara Rail line by Rs. 13 crores which  was unfortunate. He said that the Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri-Leh rail line was important from defence point of view and its delay was a matter of concern.
Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure speedy forest clearances so that developmental works are not hindered for want of these. Prof. Dhumal said that the problem of stray animals and monkey menace was a matter of concern to all. He said that monkey sterilization centres had been opened in the State and opening of new 25 such centres were in pipeline. He said that new centres would be opened where more necessity would be felt.
Chief Minister also said that Fire Brigade  Station would be opened  in Lahaul-Spiti district soon. Chief Minister reiterated that the development works should not be hampered due to negligence of contractors and such contractors should be blacklisted for ever. In the forenoon session MLAs from Kangra and Kullu districts participated.
Kangra district
Shri Rakesh Pathania, MLA, Nurpur thanked Chief Minister for strengthening health services, opening of Civil Supplies Medicines Shop in hospital premises, filling vacancies in local degree college and launching of Atal School Uniform Scheme. He urged for Electric connection to eight completed WSS, implementation of Finna Singh Project. He thanked for setting up of Disaster Management Battalion in the area.
Shri Neeraj Chaudhary, MLA, Guler, urged for construction of Koteshwar –Mahadev-Khabbal road, tehsil at Kotla and construction of link roads in the segment. Shri Nikhil Rajour, MLA, Jaswan urged for deployment of medical and paramedical staff in health institutions, Terrace and Kaswa Kotla, speedy preparation of DPRs, deployment of school teachers. Shri Yog Raj, MLA, Pragpur wanted HRTC bus service in rural areas, science block in Pir Saluhi, construction of school room  under SSA in consultation with local MLA. He appreciated progress in preparation of DPR by PWD in his home segment. Capt. Atma Ram, MLA, Rajgir thanked for sanctioning all bridges in the segment, 33 KVA Sub Station and wanted another Sub Station for Changer area to solve low voltage problem, annual surfacing of road, science block to GSSS Rajpur.
Shri Sudhir Sharma, MLA, Baijnath wanted project specific clearance in wild life sanctuary area, outsourcing of tunnel project in the area besides completion of ongoing projects. Shri Parveen Sharma, MLA, Palampur urged relaxation in opening  and upgradation of schools by relaxing norms, clearance of construction of two helipads near Chamunda, electrical Sub Station at Drang, Volvo bus service to Delhi and Shimla. Shri Vipin Parmar, MLA Sulah thanked for Rs.56 crore road project to the segment and wanted completion of Dheera-Chamunda WSS, Kripal Chand Kuhl, Atal Swasthya Sewa ambulance at Bhawarna. 
Shri Sanjay Chaudhary, MLA, Kangra thanked Chief Minister for Rs. 11.82 crore Drinking Water Supply Scheme for Kangra town and urged for Channelisation of Mamuni and Manjhi Khad, FCA clearance of road projects, science subject in Govt. Senior Secondary School, Ranitaal and Matour, Civil Engineering subject at Kangra Polytechnic.
Kullu District
Shri Khimi Ram Sharma, MLA, Banjar thanked for sanctioning road project including Pangni-Kanda road and bridge at Tirthan and counted setting up of university at Bara Gaon Vihal. He counted more road connectivity in the segment.  Shri Gobind Thakur, MLA Kullu, thanked for District Hospital building and urged Trauma Centre, CHC at Raisan, Medical College at Mauhal-Pirdi.
Shri Kishori Lal, MLA, Anni, urged tunnel construction below Jalori Jot and thanked for getting 12 road projects for the segment. He wanted connecting remote Pandrah-Beesh with motorable road, construction of ITI buildings, denotification of BRDW area near Rampur out of Planning Area limits. In the afternoon session MLAs from Una, Hamirpur, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts participated.
Una District
Shri Balbir Chaudhary, MLA, Gagret said that present term of four and half years had been a golden period in the development history of the State when State had won record 55 national level awards. He urged Chief Minister for opening Timber Depot in district Una, optimum use of pine needles, mechanical and D. Pharmacy courses in B.R. Ambedkar Polytechnic, speedy completion of super high way.
Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, MLA, Santokhgarh wanted ban on setting up of stone crushers on border areas, removal of amount limit cap for each assembly segment, time bound completion of road projects, Channelisation of Santokhgarh-Bakhri, Swan River Channelisation, Beet Area Irrigation project, boring of tube-wells, Checking of illicit forest felling and wild life menace.
Hamirpur district
 Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, MLA Nadaun thanked Chief Minister for completion of codal formalities for paving the way to develop Spice Park in the area. He urged for early completion of on-going road projects, for Silk Project preparation and also thanked for liberal finances for the area.
Smt. Urmil Thakur, MLA Hamirpur thanked Chief Minister for starting marketing complex construction near Bus Stand, opening of Horticulture University wing, Technical University and Hotel Management Institute in the town. She also thanked for improvement of Hamirpur-Sujanpur road and wanted Municipal Council status for Sujanpur, Science Lab for GSSS Kuthera.
Shri Baldev Sharma, MLA, Nadaunta thanked for Rs. 35 crore DWSS to Nadaunta and Mewa area, science block in GSSS Bani, improvement of Una-Shahtalai road to facilitate devotees visiting Baba Balak Nath shrine. He wanted quality mettling of roads.
Kinnaur district
Shri Tejwant Negi, MLA, Kinnaur, congratulated Chief Minister for Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award, funds for giving boost to tribal tourism development projects, ensuring adequate budgetary provisions under Tribal Sub Plan. He wanted bridges construction which were washed away during Parchhoo floods, opening of sacred Mansarovar Pilgrimage route through Kinnaur district and opening of Hotel Management Institute in the district.
Lahaul-Spiti district
        Dr. Ram Lal Markandey, MLA Lahaul-Spiti wanted allocation of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan budget share to SC population in tribal areas over and above the Tribal Sub Plan provisions, revival of Rong Tong, Lingti, Thirot Hydro Electric Projects, HT tower line to Spiti valley. He thanked Chief Minister for sanctioning a polytechnic for the district. He wanted setting up of Blood Bank and Fire Station at district headquarter level.
Smt. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary welcomed and said that mid term appraisal meeting had helped in monitoring the status of various development projects. She said that higher powered Committee meeting had been monitoring the preparation of Detailed Project Reports by PWD. At the end she assured the Chief Minister on behalf of the State Government to work in clear coordination to execute all projects posed by MLAs under their priorities.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Principal Secretary, Planning proposed vote of thanks. Shri Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Education Minister, Shri Ravinder Singh Ravi, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Shri Ramesh Dhawala, Food Supply and Consumer’s Affairs Minister, Shri Satpal Satti, Shri Virender Kanwar, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Smt. Vimla Kashyap, MD (RS) additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, Special Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, Deputy Commissioner, Senior officers of different departments were present in the meeting.

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