Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that the State Government is considering opening of a Government Degree College at Rewalsar to provide higher education facilities to local youth, especially girl students in the area. Chief Minister said it while addressing a public meeting at Rewalsar in district Mandi today. Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of Sewerage Scheme Rewalsar that will estimate to cost Govt Rs. 8.80 crore and will benefit over 15,000 people of the area.
Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh was the first state in the country which had provided land and other facilities for setting up of ESI Medical College and Hospital at Ner Chowk by leasing required land at a token lease of Re. one to Government of India. He said that the college was got approved as a special case as the area did not fulfill the norms for setting up of ESI Medical College and Hospital. He said that specialised national level medical facilities and education would be available to the people. He said that similar was the case with the IIT at Kamand where every help was extended to set up the Institute.
During the occasion, Mahender Singh Thakur, Transport and Urban Development Minister, said that Rs. 40 crore Una-Jahu-Bhambla-Kalkhar road was under improvement besides Rs. 107 crore road project for the area. He said that setting up of IIT and ESI Medical College and Hospital were landmarks in the development history of the district. He said that proposal to generate power downstream Beas river by constructing power projects was a laudable and far sighted decision.
Prakash Chaudhary, local MLA, also welcomed the Chief Minister to his home segment and thanked him for his liberal attitude towards development needs of Balh segment residents. He thanked CM for providing funds for completion of Balh Valley Medium Irrigation Scheme and laying foundation of sewerage scheme at Rewalsar.
Jai Ram Thakur, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Roop Singh Thakur MLA and former Minister, D.D.Thakur and Kanhaiya Lal Thakur, former MLAs, Deevesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Abhishek Duller, Superintendent of Police, senior party functionaries and senior officers were present on the occasion.