Chief minister Virbhadra Singh, on Friday, dedicated the `173-crore Ghanvi Stage II (10MW) Hydel Electric Power (HEP) project to the people of Ghanvi in interior Pandra Beesh area of Rampur.
The project will generate revenue worth `12 crore annually and 56 million unit of power.
The chief minister also visited the dam site and the intake reservoir constructed by M/S Hydro Construction Power Company from where the water will be released in the power house of the project.
Addressing a massive gathering at Ghanvi, he said the Pandra Beesh area owed its development to successive Congress governments. "The state government has interlinked all the interior areas of Pandra Beesh with the roads," he said.
He added that he himself had traversed the entire area and a road map was prepared to develop it and provide connectivity with roads. He said the need was to preserve the environs and the natural wealth of the state.
Singh said a community health centre would be constructed at Ghanvi instead of the primary health centre approved earlier and assured the people that all their demands would be fulfilled.
He also congratulated Man Singh Thakur who developed the Ghanvi Stage II dam site and said both the Ghanvi Stage I and Stage II projects were now producing 32.5 MW power in the state.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated a Government Senior School building at Jhakri constructed at a cost of `70 lakh by the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Foundation. He also laid the foundation stone of the 22KV interlinking sub station which will provide feeder wise power supply to Ghanvi.
Multipurpose projects and power minister Sujan Singh Pathania and chief parliamentary secretary Nand Lal were also present on the occasion.