CM dedicates Rs 8 crore sewerage scheme to people at Joginder Nagar

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Shimla, Apr 5 (UNI) 18,000 vacancies would be filled up in education department during current financial year by maintaining clear transparency in the recruitment procedure.

This was stated by Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while addressing the 5-day long district Level Mini Shivratri Fair at Joginder Nagar in district Mandi, today after he dedicated the sewerage scheme completed at a cost of Rs 8 crore to the people of the area benefiting about 7,000 residents of the sub-divisional town.

Chief Minister said that on coming to power the State Government enhanced the social welfare pensions to widows, aged and handicapped by 50 per cent raising the same to Rs 300. He said that the daily wages had also been increased by 33 per cent, which was record in itself. He said that the State Government also increased the honorarium of PRI office bearers.

Prof Dhumal said that Himachal Pradesh was land of fairs and festivals where people take part devotedly. He said that in the age of information technology and vast avenues of entertainment, people still make it a point to participate in fairs and festivals.

Chief Minister emphasized the need for diversification in the farming hereby creating vast self-employment avenues in the farm sector. He said that the State would be providing technical know-how to the progressive formers to help them earn their livelihood respectively. He said that the State Government would be endeavouring to create vast employment and self- employment avenues to the rural unemployed youth.

Chief Minister assured adequate funds for the completion of local hospital building and assured completion of Uhal hydel project on priority. Chief Minister was also presented Rs 65,200 by BJP Unit Joginder Nagar, Rs 70,000 by NGO Federation, Rs 5100 each by Bhartiya Public School and Medical Welfare Society Joginder Nagar, Rs 2100 by Pradhan GP Garoru, a draft of Rs 21,000 by Shri Yudhvir Singh, NGO Unit of Ladbhadol also donated Rs 11,000 for Chief Minister Relief Fund.

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