Development to be ensured in villages bordering China & Nepal: CM
With the deity from one of the Panch Kedar shrines- Madmaheshwar reaching his winter abode and being installed in Omkareshwar temple, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, his industrial adviser KS Panwar and several devotees reached the shrine to pay their obeisance to the lord. A fair was also held in Ukhimath to celebrate the arrival of the lord for the winter at this shrine. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that a scheme is being started to ensure desired level of development in villages along the border with China and Nepal. Water supply will be ensure in every home in Guptkashi and Ukhimath by 2022, he said.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the chief minister said that the state government is implementing various public welfare schemes. However, every youth will have to take an initiative towards self-employment so that all the youth can benefit from the schemes being implemented by the government. Addressing the newly elected public representatives on the occasion, the chief minister stressed that any type of corruption will not be tolerated in the execution of developmental works. Strict action will be taken by the government against any official found guilty of indulging in corruption, he warned. Rawat said that in the foreseeable future, smart classes will be started in all the 1,200 government middle schools. This will enable better and orderly classes for the youngsters in the government schools. He further said that Desh Jano Yojana is being started for the students who achieve the top 25 positions in board examinations. Under this scheme, the top 25 students will be taken on a tour of the nation under this scheme. He further said that the chief minister border area development scheme is being started for ensuring all-round development in the villages bordering China and Nepal. Further, a plan is being prepared to open a Sita circuit at Falswadi village in Pauri district. Stating that the state government is committed to resolving all the problems being faced in the region, Rawat announced that Gaundar, Chilaun and Toshi will be linked for traffic. By 2022, water supply will be ensured to every home in Guptkashi and Ukhimath. The chief minister also granted approval for a two kilometre route to Brahmankholi.
On the occasion, the chief minister also inaugurated and unveiled the foundation of various developmental works valued at more than Rs 80 crore. These include works of the irrigation department, education department, health department, sports department, Public Works Department, drinking water department and others.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, the Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat spoke on the need for linking Gaundar, Chilaun and Toshi for traffic. The CM later made the announcement approving this.
Monday, 25 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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