Drinking water supply schemes worth Rs.108 crore would be implemented to provide safe drinking water in Hamirpur and Sujanpur towns which included Rs. 84 crore for Hamirpur and Rs. 24 crore for Sujanpur area. Rs. 1200 crore worth of schemes were under implementation for rural economic empowerment which included Pandit Deen Dayal Kisaan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna, Doodh Ganga Yojna, JICA Organic Fertilizer Scheme. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while addressing an impressive public meeting at Jangal Beri, in Sujanpur area of district Hamirpur, after he laid foundation stones of Drinking water Supply Scheme for left out village at Khairi, to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 87.33 lakhs, Lift Irrigation Scheme at Jakhu (Jangal) to cost Rs. 55 lakh and Milk Processing Plant at Jangal Beri, to cost Rs. 1.5 crore and dedicated new block of Government Senior Secondary School, Jangal Beri to the students of the school, completed at a cost of Rs. 49.31 lakhs, today. He gave a clarion call to the farming community to adopt organic farming to lead a disease free life.
He said that Himachal had witnessed revolutionary developmental activities under the aegis of BJP Governments in the State. He said that road network had been expanded to the inner parts of the State, many land locked areas, including Sandhol area in interiors of Mandi district had been connected with all weather roads. He said that efforts were under way to construct traffic tunnels in different parts of the State to reduce distances. Dhumal said that he had been liberal in providing financial assistance to the poor and deserving to get themselves treated medically for critical ailments and lives of thousands of people had been saved. He said that the State Government had launched Atal Swasthya Sewa providing people free ambulance service to critically ill people as many pregnant women had delivered children in the ambulances itself safely since the ambulances were well equipped with all emergency medical facilities.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had launched Citizen Charter to ensure delivery of essential services to the aggrieved within stipulated time frame. He reiterated the resolve of the State Government to eradicate corruption from the State and provide people transparent, responsive and efficient administration. He said that the State Government would be attaching the property of the people who had acquired wealth through unfair means till the time final decision was taken by the learned Court when it would be used for public welfare if proved and returned to the owned in case declared legitimate. Dhumal said that out of 62 permissions granted under Section 118, 51 were given by the Congress Government while in power and majority of the permissions were granted in district Solan. He said that the State Government had made an appeal to any citizen to file affidavit with the Commission constituted to enquire into such deals and so far no political party had come forward to file any affidavit with the Commission to substantiate their statements they had been making before the media. He said that truth needed to come before the people and misleading statements checked forthwith.