Health Minister seeks additional funds to connect panchayats with roads

North Gazette News/Shimla
Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur on Tuesday urged Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Birender Singh Chaudhary to additional funds to connect those panchayats with road facility which were important from tourism point of view.

Thakur also urged to release the sanctioned amount under MNREGA so that the pace of development

could be maintained in the state.

Thakur said that the state government had formulated an ambitious plan to connect all panchayats with road facility in a phased manner for which additional finances were required.

He said that most of the panchayats had already been provided road connectivity and now target had been fixed to connect all villages of the State.”There are many historical temples in far flung areas of the state particularly in Kullu and Mandi districts which needed to be connected with the roads,” he said.

Thakur said that MNREGA scheme was being implemented successfully in Himachal Pradesh and the rural population had been benefited out of it. He urged the Union Minister to release the full amount under MNREGA which had been curtailed to almost half. He added that the efforts of Himachal Pradesh for cleanliness campaign had been appreciated at national level and financial assistance from the Centre was required to further carry out this campaign.

Union Minister assured that all possible assistance would be provided to the state without any discrimination.