Jai Ram Thakur hits out at Cong for not doing enough for marginalised sections

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Hamirpur/Mandi (HP), Jul 29 : Hitting out at the Congress party, HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said even after ruling for 50 years the Congress Government could not perform as per expectations for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society, whereas BJP government has achieved unprecedented welfare of these sections.

While addressing a gathering at Pangna Wednesday evening, he said the age limit for women to avail pension benefit had been reduced to 65 years while for senior male citizens to 70 years by the present state government. Various sections of the society benefited from Grihini Suvidha Yojna, Ujjwala Yojna, Himcare Yojna and Shagun Yojna among others.

The Chief Minister said 39 projects were being constructed worth Rs 150.42 crore by the Public Works Department in the Karsog area and projects worth Rs. 47.83 crore had been completed and dedicated to the people of the area.

Earlier, he laid foundation stones and inaugurated various developmental projects amounting to Rs. 52.57 Crore in Pangna and Bagshaid areas of Karsog Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district.

He laid foundation stones of Sub- Tehsil office building worth Rs. 1.89 crore at Pangna and Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) Behi-Sarhi-Bhajo phase-I of Rs. 10 crore and LWSS Bithari Khud to Churag, Bakhrot of Rs. 4.95 crore.

He laid the foundation stone of Bagshaid-Shanogi, Saalag, Kund, Basta road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20.20 crore and LWSS Bigan Khad to Bagshaid of Rs. 2.07 crore. He also laid foundation stone of LWSS Kanda, Khahnu, Manola, Narash to be completed with an outlay of Rs. 5.82 crore and building of Government Senior Secondary School Kheel of Rs. 3.55 crore. He inaugurated Kamru-Khadan road to cost Rs. 3.94 crore and Bagshaid-Sheri road to be completed at a cost of Rs. 3.94 crore.

Earlier, Chief Minister paid obeisance at Mamleshwar Mahadev Temple in Karsog and also listened to the grievances of the people.

He announced to open Sabzi Mandi Kendra in Kelodhar, Veterinary dispensary at Kunnu, Sub Health Centre at Kufridhar and Section office Jal Shakti Vibhag at Kaiwalidhar. He also announced to provide Rs. 10 lakh each for construction of buildings for eight newly created panchayats in Karsog area and starting of three new trades in ITI Karsog on the demands of the people of the area. He said possibilities would be explored to start classes in Sundernagar of the polytechnic institute Karsog, if land was not available at Karsog. He announced Rs. 20 lakh for Press Club, Karsog.

He announced the opening of a Sub Health Centre at Bahi-Sarhi, setting up of a chilling plant at Pangna and upgradation of Primary School Mashog. He announced to provide Rs. 10 lakh each for three roads in Pangna under Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

MLA Karsog Hira Lal welcomed the Chief Minister.


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