CM announces new Education Block to be opened at Khundian


Dhsaramshala: “A new Education Block would be opened at Khundian in Kangra district to facilitate the people and students of the area,” announced Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a massive public meeting at Khundian in Jwalamukhi Assembly Constituency in Kangra district today after dedicating the new building of Government Degree College, Khundian, built with an amount of Rs. 10.33 crore.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the state was giving special thrust on the development of those areas which had remained neglected even after over seventy years of independence.

Chief Minister said that the Congress leaders in the state were making baseless allegations against the state government as they have nothing to say against the government.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the Union Government had launched Ayushman Bharat Yojna for people of the Country, for providing insurance health cover of Rs 5 lakh. He said that as many as 22 lakh people of the state have been covered under the scheme, but still many families could not be covered. He said that for covering these left out people, the state government launched ‘HimCare Scheme’. He said that about 60,000 people have been benefitted under this scheme by spending Rs 62 crore. He said that ‘Sahara Yojna’ has been launched for providing relief to the families having a member suffering from serious illness, under which Rs. 2000 were being provided per month for the better care of the patients.

Earlier, the Chief Minister performed foundation stone laying ceremony of water facility to partially covered habitations of various LWSS in tehsil Khundian under Jal Jeevan Mission to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 29.89 crore. He also laid foundation stone of Science Block of Government Senior Secondary School Lagru to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 1.39 crore and improvement of Bari to Hari road being constructed under PMGSY by spending Rs. 6.17 crore. Jai Ram Thakur also inaugurated ITI building Khundian constructed at a cost of Rs. 5.37 crore.

Chief Minister announced upgradation of CHC Khundian to 50 bedded Civil Hospital, construction of Mukhyamantri Lok Bhawan at Khundian, bus service from Khundian to Tanda and Mudrika bus for Degree College Khundian. He announced that a bus stand would also be constructed if suitable land was provided for it.

Vice Chairman State Planning Board and local MLA Ramesh Dhawala welcomed the Chief Minister to his home constituency.

Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Varinder Kanwar, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MLA Nurpur Rakesh Pathania, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan and other senior officers were present on the occasion among others.

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