Shahpur Hospital of Kangra district would be upgraded to Civil Hospital to cater to the advanced health facilities to the people in the area. This was stated by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while addressing a mammoth public meeting at Shahpur in district Kangra, after he dedicated the building of ‘Centre of Excellence’ of ITI, Shahpur, constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.10 crore to the students of the Institute, motorable bridge over Gaj Khad constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.00 crore to the people of Dhar Kandi area. He also laid foundation stone of Flow Irrigation Scheme for Bhanala-Hara area estimated to cost Rs. 2.24 crore and to irrigate about 4,200 kanal of farm land, Water Supply Scheme Boh-Darini, estimated to cost Rs. 2.27 crore and benefit 6,600 population of the area, bridge over Chambi khad, estimated to cost Rs. 1.14 crore and performed ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of Chari-Ghera Road project estimated to cost Rs. 4.15 crore on Friday.
Earlier, Chief Minister also addressed an impressive public meeting in the difficult area of Dhar Kandi at Ghera, after he dedicated newly constructed motorable bridge and counted developmental achievements of the State made during past four and half a year.
Dhumal said that economic empowerment of people had resulted into increase in the per capital income of the people which had reached Rs. 73,600 now as compared to Rs. 43,000 in year 2007-08. He said that daily wages, social security pension, remunerations of different categories of workers and even representatives of panchayati raj institution were benefitted with increased higher financial benefits.
He said that vocational education was on priority agenda of the government and lauded the achievement of ITI Shahpur where students were taking education in three shifts and had best in-campus placement facilities as a number of companies had recruited qualified students from the Institute.
He said that state government had decided to open one industrial training institute in each of the assembly segments of the State and polytechnics in every district in a phased manner.
Chief Minister said that state government had implemented the election manifesto when it had completed three and half a year in office. He said that the government had not only fulfilled the promises but had performed beyond the scope of the same.
Chief Minister criticized opposition leaders for raising false propaganda amongst the masses but failed to achieve their ulterior motives since people of Himachal Pradesh were wise enough to gather factual details about all such schemes of the State Government which had touched every section of the society and ignored the false propaganda of opposition.
Dhumal announced Rs. five lakh for Press Club Shahpur and funds for various Mahila Mandals in the area. He announced District-Level Status to Shahpur Dussehra Mela.
Chief Minister was accorded a rousing reception by the people en-route to different places he visited to dedicate developmental projects and for laying foundation stones.
Dhumal also listened to the public grievances of the people at all the places he visited and directed concerned authorities to provide relief to the aggrieved on priority.