9 May 2012

State Government had drafted action plans for the development of border districts: Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna

Chamoli/Dehradun, May 09:
Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said that the State Government had drafted action plans for the development of border districts and check migration from hill areas. He said that this would be reflected in the government's coming Budget Session.
Chief Minister Bahuguna was addressing the public rally at Gopeshwar Bus Stand on Wednesday. He said that development of border districts was in the top priority of the government. He revealed that a Committee headed by retired IAS officer would be constituted to identify blocks which were backward and needed infrastructure developments. "Additional Fund of Rs. 100 crore will be established which will be used for the infrastructure development in these blocks," he disclosed.
Chief Minister Bahuguna said that government would try to obtain consensus of all the political parties in the coming Assembly Session for organizing Assembly Session in Gairsen. Mr. Bahuguna revealed that District Restructuring Commission would be set up which would take stock of the situation and provide its suggestions on restructuring of districts. He also announced to establish an Engineering College, a polytechnic and an ITI in Chamoli district. He also gave his nod to the proposal presented by the area MLAs regarding upgradation of various schools and widening of roads. He also gave his consent to upgrade Sub Tehsil Ghat to a Tehsil. He said that Vir Chandra Garhwali Self Employment Scheme would be included in the food processing industries. The Chief Minister also assured to consider border allowance for government employees working at border areas. He announced Rs. 10 lakh for Gopeshwar Press Club.
Stating that the state government was committed to provide corruption-free governance called on the people to play the role of sentinels in curbing corruption. Mr. Bahguna said that no appointment was needed to meet him and the public could inform him about their grievances through phone, E-mail or facebook. "All are welcome in the Janata Milan every day between 9 to 11 am at CM Residence," he said.
Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj said that efforts were on to include the Garhwali and Kumaoni languages in the list of National languages and he had submitted a private members bill in the Parliament in this regard.
Also present on the occasion were MLAs Rajendra Bhandari, Anusuiya Prasad Maikhuri, Dr. Jeetram, District Magistrate SA Murugeshan, SP P Renuka and ADM Harish Chandra Kandpal.

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