Shimla/ July 31
Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal,announced opening of Sub Tehsil atNithar in Ani assembly segment of district Kullu to provide villagers of thearea revenue and administrative related services at their door steps. He wasaddressing a mammoth gathering at Ani Sub Divisional headquarters of Kullu district after dedicating one of the best Government Degree College complex in Haripur completed at a cost of Rs.10.50 crore to the students, Police Station building and Sub Divisional PoliceOfficer residence completed at a cost of Rs. 80.15 lakh and Rs. 48 lakh respectively.
Chief Minister said that with opening of Sub Tehsil a long pendingdemand of villagers of Nither area has been fulfilled. He also announced Rs. 25 lakh for constructionof play ground of Degree College Haripur and Rs. 8 lakh for purchase offurniture to the college and assured that Science and Commerce classes wouldalso be started in the college in a phased manner to provide higher educationalfacilities to the students in rural areas. He said that State Government wasspending highest 19 percent of its budgetary provision over the education whileGovernment of India was spending only4.85 percent over the same although Government since independence had beenmulling proposal to earmark 6 percent of the budget over education sector.
He expressed happiness over the increasing number of girls in collegesas had been the case in Degree College Ani where out of total strength of 411students 271 were girls.
Prof. Dhumal said that the State Government was committed to constructtunnel under Jalori pass to connect Ani Sub Division with district headquarterof Kullu throughout the year. He said that Rs. 25 lakh had been provided forpreparation of Detailed Project Report to ascertain feasibility of tunnellingproject. He said that State Governmenthad succeeded in getting Sainj-Luhri- Ani-Aut declared as National Highway whereimprovement of road would be taking place in the near future. He said that Aniassembly segment had been accorded top priority with regard to roadconnectivity and it had been among the top ten constituencies in the State whichhad been sanctioned maximum amount forconstruction of roads during BJP regime. He detailed the achievements made in thedistrict during last four and a halfyears and said that during BJP regime1025 new cases of social security pension had been sanctioned in the district thereby increasing the number of such cases to 19752which also included 6778 in Ani segment. He assured the local milk producers that all their dues would be clearedby 15th August, 2012.
Khimi Ram, Forest Minister detailed out the developmental activities which had taken place under the leadership of Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister. He said that it was due to spectacular development inthe State that it had won 67 national and international awards during last fourand a half years.
Kishori Lal, local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked fordedicating architectural monument building to the students and sanctioning 36road projects in the segment. He also thanked the Chief Minister for providing veterinary dispensary in every gram panchayat and urged him for expediting thework on proposed tunnel project under Jalori pass. He also apprised the Chief Minister about various demands of the area.