Mandi, June 16
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the closing ceremony of Saranahuli Mela organised at Prashar in District Mandi, today.
While addressing a gathering in the premises of Prashar Rishi temple, the Chief Minister said that Saranahuli Mela has immense importance from spiritual, tourism, entertainment and trade point of view. He said the state government has made rigorous efforts to ensure road connectivity in the area to boost tourism potential and conservation of fairs and religious belief of the area.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced upgradation of Government Middle School Khalbut to Government High School. He announced to include Prashar area under Nai Rahein Nai Manzilein scheme and construction of Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhavan.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the work of Jwalapur-Prashar road with an outlay of Rs. 17 crore, improvement of Mandi-Katola-Bajora road with an expenditure of Rs. 15 crore and construction of Tihari-Kalang-Prashar-Pantos road with an expenditure of Rs. 7 crore was under progress. Improvement of Ghatasani-Barot road with an outlay of Rs. 25 crore, construction of Mini Secretariat at Paddar with an expenditure of Rs. 18 crore , construction of building of Narala College under Cluster University of Rs. 10.73 crore was also under progress.
He said that Social Security Pension was being provided to 12072 eligible persons in Drang Assembly Constituency, About 7984 women were benefited under Mukhya Mnatri Grihini Suvidha Yojna and 10186 farmers were being covered under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna.
The Chief Minister said that under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, an amount of Rs 35.20 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of 10 roads in the first phase, out of which the construction work of four roads have been completed and work on six roads was under progress.