Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while addressing a huge gathering at Udaipur in district Lahaul and Spiti today said that the State government was granting ‘Nautod’ to the landless and had relaxed the process for some time. He directed the Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul and Spiti to finish the process of distribution of Nautod within two months. “It should be taken as a mission and to be fulfilled as per directions”, said the Chief Minister, adding that no excuse would be tolerated.
He said that the sanctity of confluence of Chandra and Bhaga river at Tandi would be maintained at all cost and ‘Tandi Sangam Ghat’ would be constructed at confluence of both the rivers for which he announced a sum of Rs 50 lakh. He said ‘Udaipur Ghat’ would also be constructed at Udaipur on confluence of Myad Rivulet and Chandrabhaga river for last rites and rituals, for which he announced a sum of rupees five lakh.
Being perturbed over the claims of few outsiders on the ‘Tandi Ghat’,the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers at Tandi, for immersion of ashes and performing rituals, he said that such an act would not be tolerated at all and any person involved in such a conspiracy should refrain from doing so. The ‘Ghat’ belongs to the people of Lahaul and Spiti and no outsiders can claim their rights over it. We want people to join together to fight against the wrong and appealed that they should not fall prey to the evil designs of opposition, he said.
He also said that the people of Lahaul should be given permits in a hassle free manner to cross Rohtang Pass.
He said that the work of General Reserve Engineering Force upto Sansari Nallah road was in very poor condition. I would certainly write to the Prime Minister to improve the condition of this road from Tandi to Sansari Nallah and particularly the road from Kaddu Nallah to Sansari, the 58 kilometre patch.
He directed that primary schools at Koraki and Ratoli in Udaipur sub-division should not be closed.
Though many construction have come up in Udaipur, but they should be constructed in a planned manner, said the Chief Minister. Directing the administration, he said that the development process should be carried out speedily.
He said it is pathetic that whenever BJP comes to power, it tries to close the Institutes opened or wrap-up the development projects forgetting that the educational institutes or development projects were opened by the government not and not by Congress party. They should refrain from this.
Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Chhating bridge to cost Rs. 3.80 crore and Khandip – Sugnam- Tandi flow irrigation scheme to cost Rs 9.33 crore benefitting a population of 21 villages of two panchayats and reclaiming 2200 bighas of land.
He also Inaugurated Naalda motorable bridge completed with an outlay of Rs. 4.35 crore. This would facilitate the villagers to transport their produce and vegetables.
The Chief Minister also listened to the public grievances en-route Keylong from Udaipur at Shansha, Jahalama,Thirot. etc.
MLA Shri Ravi Thakur, while welcoming the Chief Minister urged for completing and expediting the process of distribution of ‘Nautod’, a new building for Government Senior Secondary school, Udaipur, Allopathy Health Sub Centre at Kurched, Sub Tehsil at Jahalama, upgradation of High School Mooring to Government Senior Secondary School, veterinary dispensary at Baring, Ayurveda Health Centre at Chokhan etc.
H.P.Wool Federation Shri Raghuvir Singh, President Youth Congress, Shri Deepak Thakur also spoke on the occasion.
Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka, Vice-Chairperson, Zila Parishad, Shashi Kiran, Member, Tribal Advisory Committee, Shri Pyarelal Lal, DCC President, Shri Gyalchan Thakur, Deputy Commissioner, Shri D.S. Negi, SP Shri Raman Kumar, NSUI President Lahaul Shri Robin Thakur, were also present on the occasion amongst others.