Himachal to get central aid for transportation in tribal areas

New Delhi/May 3
Himachal government will get financial assistance from Centre to ply more mini buses in tribal areas of the state.
Himachal’s Tribal Development minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri after a meeting with Union Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo, said here today that the Indian government has agreed to provide aid for plying buses in tribal region of state.
“Himachal Government will send a detailed project report to the Union Tribal Ministry for getting central aid as the road network in tribal areas was the only source of connectivity with rest of country and it was need of the hour to provide more transportation facilities for the development of such areas,” Bharmouri said.
Bharmouri said that Deo had agreed to visit tribal areas of Pangi and Bharmour in the month of June to assess the impact of various developmental projects in tribal areas. “Besides this, the Union minister will hold a high level meeting with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, representatives and officers of tribal area to seek their views and suggestions to expedite the pace of development so as to adopt corrective policy decisions on the level of Government of India, keeping in view of ground realities,” Bharmouri added.
Meanwhile, Deo appreciated the measures being taken by Himachal government for development of tribal areas of the state and said that development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh has become role model for other states of the country.
Health and Family Welfare Minister, Kaul Singh Thakur met Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Anand Sharma and urged him for reviving the industrial package for Himachal as it would help in strengthening the State’s economy besides attracting the entrepreneurs to set up industrial units in the state as they were being provided various facilities. He said that there was un-interrupted and sufficient power supply which was prerequisite for setting up and running industrial units.
Kaul Singh Thakur also met Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath and urged him for clearing the schemes pending with Government of India.