CM lays foundation stone of 37 crore drinking water supply scheme

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2015 21:11 IST

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday laid foundation stone of Kangehan-Thambu lift drinking water supply scheme to be constructed at a cost of Rs 37.55 crore in Sulah assembly segment of Kangra district.

The water supply scheme will benefit over 80 thousand people of 202 habitations of Sulah and Jaisinghpur constituencies.

The CM also laid foundation stones of building of the police post and residential complex at Thural to be constructed at cost of `2.63 crores and a bridge over Neugal Khad.

He announced to upgrade Balota health sub-center in Sulah constituency to primary health center and Punnar and Saloh high schools to senior secondary schools besides upgrading Middle Schools Arla and Bhatoo to High Schools.

The chief minister also inspected the additional block being constructed in the complex of Community Health Centre, Thural and directed PWD authorities to complete the work within stipulated time and ensure quality work in the on-going construction.

Later, while addressing a public meeting at Bhedu Mahade in Sulah, the CM said that the state government had accorded top priority to education and schools and colleges had been opened in rural and remote areas with a view to provide educational facilities to the students especially girls near to their homes.

“Service of the people, especially poor and down trodden sections has always remained my top priority,” the chief minister said and advised the general public to remain vigilant against the people who mislead and tries to divide the people in the name of upper-lower or mid Himachal.

Urban development minister Sudhir Sharma, chief parliamentary secretary Jagjeevan Pal, MLAs Shri Sanjay Rattan and Pawan Kajal were also present on the occasion.

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