Shimla, May 2 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal today announced that an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) will be stationed at its earlier location of Jangal Berri where the government will create necessary training infrastructure at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore.
Addressing election rallies at Chamboh, Badani, Tikkar Khatariyan, Biri Baloh and other villages of Hamirpur district, he criticised the previous Congress Government for the shifting of the IRB from Jangal-Berri to Shimla.
Mr Dhumal said the state government had also been consistently pursuing with the Centre to sanction three more IRB battalions for the state.
Over three thousand people in the state would be given employment in all three battalions and first women IRB would also be set up in the state, he said.
He said the BJP Government, in its earlier tenure, had provided 33 per cent reservation to women in the panchayati raj institutions and had now increased this to 50 per cent after coming to power in the state.
Reiterating his government's commitment to fulfill all the promises made with the electorate during the assembly elections, he said efforts were on to increase the purchasing power of the people to provide them succour from the rising prices of essential commodities.
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