Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday dedicated the Government Degree College, constructed at a cost of Rs 14 crore, in Shillai, about 100km away from here.
He also announced to open the office of the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) at Shillai in the next financial year, for facilitating the people of the interior areas of the district to avail administrative services. At present, the district has four SDM offices at Nahan, Paonta, Rajgarh and Sangrah, and it would be the second SDM office in transs giri area of the district.
Addressing a public meeting, Singh said that a girl's hostel, having a capacity of hundred students, would be constructed at Shillai to benefit the girl students from far-flung areas studying in the college. The boy's hostel and residential accommodation for teaching staff and employees would also be constructed in the next phase, he added.
“The post-graduate classes in Hindi and English subjects will be started in from the next academic session, along with classes of science at the graduate level,” said the CM. He directed the education department to fill up the vacant posts of physical education and music teachers in the college, besides announcing Rs 25,000 for promotion of cultural activities in the college.
Apart from this, Singh also announced the opening of a primary health centre at Naini Dhar, the native place of international wrestler Khali. CM said that a sub-divisional office of the National Highway Authority of India would soon be established at Kaffota to accelerate the construction work of Laldang-Shillai-Rohru National Highway.
“A vegetable market would also be developed to provide better marketing facility to the farmers of Shillai area,” said Singh while directing the marketing committee to conduct a survey for identification of a suitable land.
The CM said that an inquiry would be conducted in the matter of anomalies in compensation to the affected families of Renuka Dam project, and it would be ensured that the original owners of the land get their due share. He said that state government had formulated a work plan to connect all villages with road facility to enable the farming community transport their produce to the markets.
“The government is committed to provide basic amenities like roads, health, education and drinking water to the people of the state. Attention is being given to strengthen the health services in the state, and a female doctor will be appointed in every primary and community health centre and civil hospital to facilitate women folk of the rural areas,” said the CM.