Himachal Pradesh CM Lays Foundation Stone Of Rs 69 Crore LWSS For Shimla Town
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Thakur laid the foundation stone of augmentation of Shimla Lift Water Supply Scheme at Chaba in Suni area for Shimla town. This water supply scheme would be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 69 crore and would provide 10 MLD additional water to the Shimla town.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this would ensure twenty-four-hour water supply to the people of the Shimla town. He said that this water supply scheme would be completed by the April next year and solve the water problem of the Shimla area. He said that the State Government was spending an amount of Rs. 275 crore on drinking water schemes in the State during the current financial year. He said that about 90 percent of households in the State were being provided potable water in the State against the national average of only 43.5 percent. He said that the State Government had posed an Rs. 4751 crore Water Harvesting Project to the Union Government for which the Centre Government has given its consent in principal. This Project would go a long way in doubling the farm income by 2022.
Jai Ram Thakur announced Rs. 10 lakh each for Gaudu-Palghar road and Ghaini-Tabog Road. He also announced Rs. 23 lakh for different link roads of the area. He announced office of Block Medial Officer at Sunni and said that SDM Rura Shimlal would sit for two days in a week at Sunni.
Member of Parliament Shimla Parliamentary area Virender Kashyap said that the State Government has succeeded in getting Central Projects worth Rs. 9000 crore sanctioned for the State.