Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the strict action would be taken against the depot holders if any irregularity was committed for providing subsidized ration to the consumers. He was addressing the public meeting in at Gohar in Mandi.
Virbhadra Singh said that every depot holder would be provided a specific number and he had to display the rate list at the counter of the depot and if a consumer could not get ration or any item in a particular month, he would get the same in the next month.
Chief Minister said that subsidized ration scheme was started in the state during his previous regime under which three pulses, wheat, flour, rice and two kg edible oil and one kg salt and sugar were being provided to the people and this scheme would be continued for APL families also.
Chief Minister also announced that 20 bedded Community Health Centre Gohar would be upgraded to 50 bedded hospital.
Earlier,Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Lift Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) of village Jabal, Saroa, Kutachi and adjoining villages in Gram Panchayat Shalla, Noun and Chhamyar to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.71 crore benefiting about 4000 people. He also laid foundation stone of LWSS of Movi Seri and adjoining village in tehsil Chachiot in district Mandi to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.72 crore benefiting about 3600 people of seven villages.
Chief Minister also inaugurated the new office building of HPPWD Executive Engineer, Gohar constructed at a cost of Rs. 80.50 lakh. He also inaugurated Police Station building Gohar constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.12 crore and Science Lab. of Government Senior Secondary School building at Gohar constructed at a cost of Rs. 73.12 lakh. He said that Central Government had always fought against such divisive forces and would continue to do so in future with all vigour.
Singh said that Ram temple construction issue was being raised keeping in view of Lok Sabha elections by BJP but the people would not fall prey of their nefarious designs.
He said that Modi had visited Himachal twice during the Vidhan Sabha elections when he was incharge of State BJP and Chief Minister of Gujarat but both times Congress had won the elections impressively. Chief Minister also launched the sweets made by Milk Fed on the occasion.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said that 200 doctors would be recruited during two years out of which 100 would be appointed during current financial year. He said that the State Government was committed to provide better health services to the people and Government had launched many schemes in health sector including Solid Bano India, 60 new ambulances under National Ambulance Scheme and online drug licensing system was also launched.
Member of Parliament Pratibha Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes and Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chaudhary and others were also present during the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremonies.