Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, “The State Government has set a target of constructing about 10000 houses for the poor homeless in the State during the current financial year under different housing schemes, setting a record.”  

While presiding over a meeting of development projects at Mandi on Wednesday he directed the officers to ensure time bound completion of various developmental projects to avoid cost escalation and give benefits to poor people.

He said, “ Nearly one thousand people have been benefitted under housing schemes in the district and given assistance of Rs 14 crore during the last  two and  half years.”

Thakur said, “As many as 1, 04,869 people are being given social security pension in Mandi district for which Rs 156 crore has been provided during this year, besides 31530 new pension cases have been sanctioned during the last three years in the district”.

Chief Minister said, “COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to rethink and re-plan his priorities and officers should also set new gaols and complete all ongoing projects in a time bound manner and make every effort to spend Rs 12000 crores lying unspent with different departments in Mandi district.”

He also directed PWD officers to ensure proper maintenance of roads in the state and said priority must be given on completion of those projects which are near completion. 

MLAs from district also put forth their priority lists of development works before the Chief Minister in this meeting.

Deputy Commissioner Rugved Thakur conducted the meeting while other officers of the district attended the meting. eof window.addEventList�

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