Rs 11.25 crore development projects for Lahaul valley

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Keylong, Oct 24 (UNI) Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal today dedicated Rs. 11.25 crore worth of developmental projects to the people of Lahaul valley.

Uniform development was on the top agenda of the State Government, the chief Minister declared while addressing a public meeting at the district headquarters Keylong today after he laid the foundation stone of Gwazang bridge estimated to cost Rs. 3 crore and Zila Parishad Bhawan at Keylong estimated to cost Rs.4 crore.

Chief Minister also announced that Rs 5.22 crore would be spent over Yangla bridge while 12000 contract and daily wage employees would be regularised and financial benefits worth Rs 1,000 crore had been provided to the state employees in 10 months.

He said that NABARD-funded 575 poly houses would be provided to Lahaul where the beneficiaries had to contribute only 20 per cent while 80 per cent would be made available by the Government.

He said that the State Government had succeeded in getting Rs 155 crore sanctioned from NABARD for construction of poly houses and drip irrigation schemes. He appealed to the people to avail of the scheme and construct poly houses to cultivate cash crops and diversify farming activities.

He said that valley had the potential to cultivate quality hops and the State Government was also committed to protect the interests of hops growers. He said that the State Government had waived off the loan and set up processing plant for the hops produce.

Prof. Dhumal also said that Rs. 35 crore worth of financial benefits were provided to the farmers by waiving off the stamp duty upto Rs 10 lakh. He said that State Government had also enhanced the premium share from 10 per cent to 50 per cent to facilitate the farmers under crop insurance scheme.


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