Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh said that Leo-Chango road would remain with Border Road Organization (BRO) for upkeep and maintenance. He said that the tribal areas alongwith other areas of the State had made rapid development in all spheres such as roads, education, health, electricity, water supply, horticulture and agriculture. He said that the previous Government had put Rs. 12,500 crores debt and had misused the funds.
Shri Virbhadra Singh was speaking in a public meeting at Chango in Kinnaur district today.
He said that the State Government had restored the roads, electricity, water supply and irrigation schemes on war footing in Kinnaur district as this district had suffered maximum loss and damages due to heavy rains, untimely snow and landslides during early monsoon in June.
Chief Minister said that the affected persons were being provided compensation. He said that the Cabinet had recently revised and enhanced the norms of relief under Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management and Relief Manual 2012. It would enhance the relief assistance provided to the disaster affected persons in the State, he added.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that food subsidy scheme was an ambitious scheme of Centre Government which had ensured wheat, rice and hoarse grains at cheapest rates. He said that subsidized ration scheme was started in the State during his previous tenure which would also be continued alongwith ‘Rajiv Gandhi Ann Yojna’ to cover the leftout and APL families.