Shimla: After laying the foundation stone of Government Degree College building estimated to cost Rs. 8.30 crore, Chief Minister, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, addressed a huge public meeting and said that Rs. 50 lakh to be spent on Chamera reservoir which is to be developed for water sports, Rs. 353 crore will be spent over modern farming to benefit about 60,000 families, Rs. 150 crore being spent upon subsidized essential commodities, SDM Office at Salooni will also be considered.
He added that Rs. 197 crore were being spent over creation of education infrastructure in the State during current financial year which was about 150 per cent more to the previous financial year. He said that Rs. 36.72 crore would be spent under IPH activities, Rs. 8.02 core under BASP etc. programmes was being spent besides Rs. 19.60 crore under B&R activities in Banikhet segment. He said that 29 km of new roads had been constructed against the target of 31 kms for current financial year. He said that Rs. 70 crore power evacuation scheme had been launched for Chamba district so that power generated in the Ravi basin was evacuated to outside the valley. He said that Rs. 24.18 crore were also being spent under Rajeev Viddutikaran Yojna.
He said that Banikhet Polytechnic College would be completed at a cost of Rs. 24.38 crore where five latest trades would be available to the students with hostel facilities to 100 each for girls and boys.
He said that Rs. 92 crore were being spent under B&R activities in Chamba district during current financial year.[/lang_en]