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Health Minister urges Centre for additional assistance for roads

ministerHealth Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur has urged the Government of India to
provide additional financial assistance for connecting those gram
panchayats of the State with road facility which were important from
tourism point of view. He also urged to release the sanctioned amount under
MNREGA so that the pace of development could be maintained in the State.
He raised these demands with Union Minister for Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj Shri Birender Singh Chaudhary during a meeting at New Delhi
today. He apprised the Union Minister that State Government had formulated
an ambitious plan to connect all panchayats with road facility in a phased
manner for which additional finances were required. He added that most of
the panchayats had already been provided road connectivity and now target
had been fixed to connect all villages of the State. He said that there
were many historical temples in far flung areas of the State particularly
in Kullu and Mandi districts which needed to be connected with the roads.
Shri Kaul Singh Thakur said that MNREGA scheme was being implemented
successfully in Himachal Pradesh and the rural population had been
benefited out of it. He urged the Union Minister to release the full amount
under MNREGA which had been curtailed to almost half. He added that the
efforts of Himachal Pradesh for cleanliness campaign had been appreciated
at national level  and financial assistance from the Centre was required to
further carry out this campaign.
Union Minister assured that all possible assistance would be provided to
the State without any discrimination.



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