With the imposition of election model code of conduct imminent ahead of Lok Sabha elections, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated a range of developmental works amounting to hundreds of crores of rupees in different parts of the state on Thursday.
In Haridwar under the IPDS scheme, the chief minister inaugurated work on undergrounding of electricity cables in the Kumbh Mela area amounting to Rs 388.49 crore. Among other works, he also inaugurated and laid the foundation for various schemes amounting to Rs 70.11 crore. He unveiled the foundations for total 39 schemes amounting to Rs 56.14 crore for Khanpur, Piran Kaliyar, Haridwar (Rural), Jhabreda, Bhagwanpur, Roorkee and Jwalapur Vidhan Sabha constituencies. Further, he also inaugurated schemes worth Rs 13.97 for Ranipur, Jhabreda and Haridwar city assembly constituencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Rawat said that the beautification of the Kumbh Mela area will be facilitated with the undergrounding of 54 kilometres 33 KV lines, 122 kilometres of 11 KV lines, 140 kilometres of LT lines and 50 kilometres of street light cables along with other power cables. Along with residents of the district, this will also benefit the pilgrims who visit Haridwar throughout the year. The electricity supply will not be disrupted even during inclement weather following the completion of this task, he said. Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik, MLAs Adesh Chauhan, Suresh Rathore and others were also present on the occasion.
In the Kapkot Vidhan Sabha constituency of Bageshwar district, he inaugurated and unveiled the foundation for 115 schemes amounting to Rs 253.30 crore. These include 27 schemes costing Rs 69.58 crore inaugurated by the CM and 88 schemes costing Rs 183.72 crore for which the foundation stones were unveiled.
Speaking on the occasion, Rawat said that the state government is facilitating various developmental schemes including the renovation of Bagnath shrine in Bageshwar, construction of roads and construction of factory in Garud. Referring to Pirul (dry pine needles) he spoke of potential for employment through this and the work done by the government to achieve the potential. He also spoke in detail about the initiatives of the Government in various sectors.
At Shyampur in Rishikesh, the CM inaugurated Uttarakhand livestock development board’s sex sorted semen production scheme and laboratory amounting to Rs 47.50 crore.
He inaugurated and laid the foundation for various departmental schemes amounting to Rs 101.52 crore on the occasion. Rawat said there are 20.06 lakh bovines and 9.80 lakh buffaloes in the state. Native breeds of cows comprise 5.42 lakh while crossbreeds comprise 2.56 lakh. Under the Gokul Gram scheme, the native breeds are being encouraged also because the quality of their milk and urine is superior.
Friday, 08 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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