Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Bikram Thakur inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development works worth 19.31 crore in Jaswan Pragpur assembly constituency in Kangra district on Thursday.
Besides, he also inaugurated BDO office at Dadasiba and SDM office at Kotla Behar.
Inauguration of BCD block of college at Dadasiba at a cost of Rs. 10.31 crore, inauguration of joint office building constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 Crore, performed Bhoomi Pujan of Executive Engineer’s office to be constructed at Kotla Behad at a cost of Rs.3.66 crore.
Addressing public meetings at Dadasiba and Kotla Behar, Industries Minister Bikram Thakur said that new records of development have been set in the Jaswan Pragpur assembly constituency during the tenure of the present government. .
He said that the State Government has taken effective steps in the direction of education, self-employment and women empowerment. He said that financial assistance is being provided to the economically weak meritorious students in the field of education for the training of medical, engineering and other competitive examinations after class XII and graduation. On an average, the state government has increased the scholarship amount of the students by 80 percent.
He said that Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana was started with the idea of providing employment to the youth. So far, 4377 units with an investment of Rs 721 crore have been set up on which a subsidy of Rs 200 crore has been given.
He said that under Mukhyamantri Start-up Yojana, youth are being given training and financial assistance in various fields. So far 261 start-ups and 12 incubation centers have been established in the state.
Mukhyamantri Seva Sankalp Helpline-1100 has been started to facilitate people to resolve their grievances sitting at home. He said that the government has given special emphasis on women empowerment. Mukhyamantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna was started for the eligible families of the state who could not join the Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojana.
Under this, free gas connections have been provided to 3.34 lakh families by spending Rs 131 crore.