Himachal to explore possibility of tunnel between Holi area of Bharmour and Utrala

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State Government would implement the provisions of Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 for the benefit of scheduled tribe community and transfer the ownership rights to the occupants having less land in their possession besides providing them other rights under the Act, for which necessary rules had been notified by the State Government. This was revealed by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister while presiding over the 9th meeting of the State Gaddi Welfare Board meeting here today.

Government had fixed the minimum support price of wool in the State determining the price of sheep wool at Rs. 35 per kg. in spring season and Rs. 25.50 per kg. in winter season. Quality species of 1624 rams had been made available to the shepards by the State Wool Fed while 16 machines had been provided to collect the sheep wool.

Singh said that State Government would explore the possibility of boring a tunnel to connect Holi area of Bharmour Sub Division with Utrala in Baijnath (Kangra) with a view to connect both the areas with motorable roads round the year. He said that Manimahesh Yatra was also being made more convenient by creating wayside amenities and other required infrastructure facilities were also being made available to devotees visiting the sacred lake.

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