Shimla: Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, today, dedicated two bridges at Jong Koti and Sataun each in Poanta Sahib. The bridge on Kaffota-Koti road over river Tons is a motorable bridge constructed at a cost of Rs. 385.73 lakh and Sataun bridge is constructed at a cost of Rs. 302.10 lakh. He also laid a foundation stone of Mashoo, lift irrigation scheme estimated to cost of Rs. 171.99 lakh.
He addressed a public meeting at Jong Koti and Sataun separately where he said that Sirmaur had been blessed with immense natural wealth which needed to be exploited with ecological safeguards so that it could help in preservation of the environment of the region. He announced Rs. 10 lakh for local Rest House at Sataun, Rs. 10 lakh for Govt. Senior Secondary School Sataun laboratory Rs. 10 lakh for improvement of Kaffota road, upgraded Chandni school in the area, Govt Middle School Dhaya to Govt. High School, Koti to be Govt. Middle School, Rs. 10 lakh for Aman village road and Rs. 20 lakh for construction of Jong-Andras Nor, Rs. 10 lakh for Balikoti, Rs. 10 lakh for Panwar to Neda, Rs. 10 lakh for Pashmi to Bangti roads and upgradation of GHS Panog to Senior Secondary School, Govt. Middle School Sharli and Shagwa Kando to Govt. High School from coming academic session. He assured people of sympathetic consideration of all genuine demands of the area.
Rs. 353 crore ambitious Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Kisan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna had been launched in the State from January this year to strengthen the agriculture and horticulture sector with modern farming facilities, he added.