Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur being presented a cheque of Rs.2.50 Lakh by Sh. Subodh Gupta Chaiman Microtech towards cm relief fund at Shimla on 15 October 2018.
The State Government is committed to make Himachal Pradesh an ‘Education Hub’ of the country for which special focus is being laid on strengthening the educational infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after dedicating new college building of government degree college at Killar in Pangi valley of Chamba district today. The building has been constructed by spending Rs. 4.60 crore.
The Chief Minister said that the foundation stone of this building was laid by the then BJP government in October, 2008 and it took about ten years to complete this building. He said that the State Government was ensuring that the infrastructure in the educational as well as health institutions was completed in the stipulated time period.
Jai Ram Thakur said that this college would prove to be a boon to the endeavours of the state government for women empowerment by providing them quality education. He said that out of the total 270 students studying in the college, 170 were girls. The state government would provide all possible help to strengthen the infrastructure in this college by fully equipping it with man and machinery. He said that it was heartening to know that the students of this college were excelling in education as well as extracurricular activities and competing with the students studying in college situated in urban areas.
The Chief Minister said that the state government was working with new zeal and commitment to come up to the expectation of the people of the State. He said that the effort of the government was to make Himachal Pradesh a most developed and progressive state of the country for which whole hearted support and cooperation of the people was required.
He said that Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sympathetic towards the developmental demands of the state. He said during recent untimely snow in Lahaul valley, hundreds of local and tourists got stranded there and it was due to the seven helicopters provided by the Centre that all of them were rescued safely.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would take up the matter with the Government of India to provide better connectivity to the land locked Pangi and Killar valley. The mater regarding providing better communication connectivity in the areas would also be taken with the appropriate authority.
The Chief Minister was presented a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh by Superintendent of Police, Chamba Monika on behalf of officers of Chamba district police. He also listened to public grievances and directed the officers for their immediate redressal.
Local MLA Jai Lal Kapoor said that the nine months tenure of the State Government headed by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had been committed for balanced and all-round development of the State. The government was also focusing on development of those areas which had remained neglected so far due to one reason of the other.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLA Vikram Jaryal, OSD to the CM Shishu Dharma, District BJP President D.S. Thakur were present on the occasion among others.
Five-day zero budget organic natural farming workshop for farmers of the State is being organised at Kufri near Shimla by the State Agriculture department under the guidance of Padam Sri Subash Palekar, who provided important information regarding natural farming to the farmers.
While presiding over the third day of the workshop, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said that in an effort to increase horticulture and agriculture income, the farmers of the country as well as the State over the years have excessively used chemical fertilisers, which not only degraded the soil, but also adversely affected the health of the human beings. He said that no doubt initially they managed to increase their income but after saturation stage the production decreased drastically. Main cause of this was degradation of soil due to over use of chemical fertilisers, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was high time that we all adopt natural farming to save ourselves as well as soil. The natural farming was not only cost effective, but would also ensure better price of naturally produced products. He said that the state government had made a budget provision of Rs. 25 crore for promoting natural farming in the state. The government would also provide all possible help to the farmers to market their naturally produced farm products so that they could get better prices.
He said that farmers should rear cows of local breeds it would be beneficial for both human health as well as health of the soil. With the support and cooperation of the farmers, Himachal Pradesh would soon become a natural farming state of the country. The state government would also provide all possible assistance to the farmers of the state to make it a ‘Zero Budget Natural Farming State’ of the country.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda said that Himachal was well suited for natural farming as this would not only help in maintains health of the human being but also maintain the health of the soil. He said that it was on the initiative of the Chief Minister that the state government sent its Deputy Commissioners on study visit to natural farm of Governor Acharya Devvrat at Kurukshetra in Haryana.
While addressing the farmers, Subash Palekar said that it was unfortunate that in an endeavour to increase the production, the farmers and fruit growers were excessively using pesticides causing ill-effect on the health of the people. It was vital for the well being of the society that we adopt natural farming in a big way. He said that it the agricultural and horticultural produces grown with excessive use of chemical fertilisers were causing serious effect on human health.
Shri Palekar said that economy of the farmers would get a big boost due to natural farming as the products of natural farmers get higher prices in the market. He said that it was essential to certify apple produced by the natural farming so that the farmers could get good return of their produce.
Dr. Rajinder Singh Jhobta, a surgeon by profession and Subash, a horticulturalist shared their experiences with the natural farming in their apple orchards.
Director, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Natural Farming Rakesh Kanwar welcomed the Chief Minister other dignitaries present on the occasion.
MLA Balbir Verma, Chairman, HP State Cooperative Bank Khushi Ram Balnahta, OSD to the Chief Minister Shishu Dharma, BJP leader Dr. Pramod Sharma, Director Agriculture Des Raj were also present on the occasion amongst others.
Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur addressing public meeting at Kumarsain on 14 October 2018.
Senior Secondary School Baragaon would be named after Kargil martyr late Satish Kumar as ‘Saheed Satish Kumar Senior Secondary School, Baragaon’. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the closing ceremony of Kabaddi and Volleyball tournament organised by Himalayan Tiger Foundation, Kumarsain at Darbaar ground at Kumarsain in Shimla district today.
The Chief Minister said that he himself comes from a humble background thus was well aware of the needs and aspiration of the common man. He said that soon after assuming the office, the State Government made several historic decisions for development of every area of the State and welfare of every section of the society. He said that although the State was small in size, but still it has emerged a role model of development for several bigger States of the country.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was essential that all the welfare and development oriented schemes of the State get people’s support. He said that nine months tenure of the present State Government have been dedicated towards the overall development of the State. The only objective of the State Government during this period had remained overall development of the State, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government has succeeded to get financial assistance of about Rs. 9000 crore from the Centre for development of the State. He said that the previous State Government left a financial burden of over Rs. 46,500 crore due to their financial mismanagement on the State exchequer. He said that they opened educational and health institutions without adequate budge provisions. He said that the first decision made by the present State Government in its very first cabinet was lowering the minimum age limit for old age pension without income limit from 80 years to 70 years.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Centre Government was fully concerned about the developmental requirements of the State. He said that special benevolence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that the State forges ahead on the path of progress and prosperity. He said that thousands of people got stranded in Lahaul valley due to the recent unpredicted snowfall at Lahaul Spiti and Union Government provided seven helicopters for airlifting all the stranded people and due to this timely assistance from the Centre all the people were rescued safely from Lahaul Valley and Chamba.
The Chief Minister said that Jan Manch Programme was proving a boon to the people of the State. He said that till date five Jan Manch had been organised in different parts of the State and as many as 15000 grievances and complaints of the people had been redressed on the spot. He said that under the Mukhiya Mantri Grahani Suvidha Yojana free gas connections were being provided to all the eligible families of the State and the endeavour of the State Government was to ensure gas connection to every household within a year.
The Chief Minister announced Rs. 33 lakh for construction of different link roads of the area and announced the construction of bus stand and parking at Kumarsain. He announced that a modern Sabzi Mandi would be constructed at Kumarsain in order to facilitate the fruit and vegetable growers. He also announced Rs. 51000 from his discretionary fund to the organisers of the tournament.
The Chief Minister also distributed prizes to the winners of various events organised during the tournament.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated new ITI building at Kumarsain completed at a cost of Rs. 7.81 crore.
He also visited the famous Hatu Mata Temple at Narkanda and performed Puja. He also envisaged keen interest in development of the temple complex.
Enroute from Shimla to Narkanda, the Chief Minister was accorded with rousing welcome at Theog and Matiyana by MLA Jubbal-Kotkhai and Chief Whip State BJP Narinder Bragta, MLA Chopal Balbir Verma, MLA Theog Rakesh Singha, Chairman HP State Cooperative Bank Khushi Ram Balnahta, Chairman APMC Shimla-Kinnaur Naresh Sharma, other senior party functionaries and hundreds of general public. Chief Minister also ensured that the developmental works which had come to standstill during the previous tenure would be expedited and completed at the earliest.
Several social, cultural and political organisations welcomed the Chief Minister. He was weighed with coins by the Bopara Mandal Kumarsain on the occasion.
Member of Parliament Virender Kashyap said that the present State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was ensuring development of all areas of the State with special focus on those areas which have remained neglected so far. He also thanked the Chief Minister for starting Jan Manch Programme for the State which has helped the common people in redressing of their grievances nearer to their homes. He also announced Rs. 25 lakh for developmental works in the area from MP Fund.
MLA Rakesh Singha also welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed various demands of this constituency.
Chairman APMC Shimla-Kinnaur Naresh Sharma also welcomed the Chief Minister and others present of the occasion.
Member BJP working Committee Sandeepni Bhardwaj while welcoming the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion detailed various developmental demands of the area. He also thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating the New ITI building at Kumarsain. He said that this ITI was a gift of then BJP Government in 2002, but due to political apathy the building took such a long time for completion. He also urged the Chief Minister for construction Bus stand and parking at Kumarsain.
President Himalayan Tiger Foundation Kumarsain Vishal Verma and Secretary of the Foundation Rakesh Khachi welcomed the Chief Minister.
MLA Chopal Balbir Verma, MLA Theog Rakesh Singha, Chairman HP State Co-operative Bank Khushi Ram Balnahta, OSDs to the Chief Minister Mahinder Dharmani and Shishu Dharma, BJP leaders Dr. Pramod Sharma and Shashi Bala, District BJP President Ajay Shayam, Deputy Commissioner Shimla Amit Kashyap, SP Shimla Omapati Jamwal were present on the occasion among others.
Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur being presented memento by local people at Kumarsain on 14 October 2018.
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