Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday announced to bring Nankhari area of Rampur under Special Area Development Authority (SADA) to ensure planned development of the area with proper sewerage system and other basic facilities.
He said, "Subdivisional magistrate (SDM) Rampur will be chairman of the committee and all designs and maps pertaining to construction will be passed by him."
The chief minister, who is on the tour to his native place Rampur, added a metalled road would be constructed from Nankhari to college at a cost of `20 crore and in terrace pattern so that the coming generations could have better educational facilities near their residences.
"The state government during its present tenure has opened as many as 15 colleges in the far-flung and rural areas of the state and provision for adequate funding for the same has been also made," he claimed.
The CM said if a girl child was educated; the whole society was educated, adding the government would ensure that colleges have enough teaching staff.
"I feel elated to see the girls coming forward in all fields and taking keen interest in pursuing higher education, which otherwise would have been a distant dream for them, if the present government had not opened educational institutions in tribal and far flung areas," he said.
Virbhadra added as many as 13 senior secondary schools were functioning in and around Nankhari, which boasts of the achievements of the government in strengthening the education sector.
Raising concern over the encroachments on government land in few areas, the CM cautioned that the forest land should not be misused for personal benefits.