Tribune News Service
Mandi, December 24
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur would count the achievements of his government during four years in the state on the occasion of the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Paddal ground on December 27. The state government is organizing a grand function in Mandi to celebrate the completion of four years of BJP regime in Himachal.
No stone laying of Mandi airport
The Chief Minister said that due to non-completion of necessary procedures like acquisition of land and FCA clearance, the foundation stone of the proposed airport in Mandi would not be laid by the PM on December 27.
“The four years of the BJP were dedicated to serve common people and strengthen them socially and economically. Thrust was on uplifting weaker sections of society and ensuring their financial and health security. The achievements of government would be highlighted during the rally,” the Chief Minister said while talking exclusively to The Tribune.
“Whether it is HIMCARE scheme to provide health cover to the people of the state or Grihini Suvidha Yojana to provide each household of the state cooking gas facility, the state government has taken several initiatives to uplift the weaker sections of society,” he remarked.
“When the BJP came to power in 2017, our government took the decision to reduce the age criteria for social security pension from 80 year to 70 year. Under this category, the beneficiaries are being provided Rs 1,500 per month. The women in the 65 to 69 age group are being provided a sum of Rs 1,000 per month as social security pension,” he added.
“To provide financial assistance for marriage of the girls of poor families in the state, the government has started Shagun Yojana and is providing a sum of Rs 31,000. Mukhyamantri Sahara Yojana was started to provide financial assistance of Rs 3,000 per month to the family if a patient is bed ridden, who needs regular attendant for his/her needs care,” said the Chief Minister.
“Our government has launched several schemes to uplift the common people of state despite Covid hitting the financial condition of the state hard,” he said.
In reply to a query, the Chief Minister said that due to non-completion of necessary procedures like acquisition of land and FCA clearance, the foundation stone of the proposed airport in Mandi would not be laid by the PM on December 27.
“We are targeting that the event to be graced by the PM should be a historic. He would lay and inaugurate the development projects worth Rs 11,300 crores in Himachal,” said CM.