( Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur talking to media persons at Mandi)

Telling about his vision for the development of the state for next fifty years Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said , “ Though need based development has been the priority of the state governments up till now but as a vision for the next fifty years I would like to develop infrastructure at every village level to create modern facilities and technology in the field of education, health , drinking water industry , tourism and horticulture etc keeping in mind the development prospectus for next fifty years .”

Replying to a question while talking to media persons at Mandi on Sunday as to what would be his vision of development as a CM for the next fifty years when the state is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year Thakur said , “ We want to create facilities in every field to develop the state as a modern state with a long term perspective like the state government has augmented a drinking water scheme for Shimla town by spending Rs 500 crores which would cater to the drinking water need of the town for the next fifty years.”

He said , “ We are trying to create employment opportunities in the state to unemployed youths by inviting private investment as it is not possible to give government job to every unemployed person ; for providing employment large projects like bulk drug farm with an estimated investment of Rs 70,000 crores which would  provide employment to nearly 20000 youths , are being implemented.”

Thakur said, “We are studying all aspects for allowing controlled cultivation of cannabis keeping in view its impact on youths of the state and the state government would not take any hasty decision about allowing its cultivation.”

He said, “The state government is prepared for vaccination of people against COVID-19 and an elaborate plan has been made in consultation with experts and the Central government.”

The Chief Minister also talked about various development schemes and achievements of the state in the field of education, health care, social welfare measures and congratulated the PM Narender Modi for getting the World Leader’s Award at international level.

He said, “The opposition Congress is bereft of any issue against the state government and raising fake bills amounting to Rs 12 crores by the state Congress leaders in the times of Corona virus speaks volumes about corruption in the Congress.”  

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