Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said that the Covid-19 has badly affected the economy of the state during the last nine months.
“Tourism is the core sector of Himachal’s economy and it has been badly affected by this deadly virus. Though, we should not get afraid of the present situation but, we should play safe by adhering to the SOPs issued by the concerned authorities,” the Chief Minister said while addressing a public gathering at the Gandhi Ground of Municipal Council, Nagrota Bagwan.
Thakur urged the people to follow all directions of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against COVID-19 as no vaccine is yet available in the world.
He asked the people not to let the reign slip out of their hands in the fight against Coronavirus as the number of positive cases is again on the surge in the state these days. He asked the people to take all necessary precautions while being at public places and celebrate all social functions and gathering with complete vigilance.
The Chief Minister said that PWD works worth Rs 365 crore and Jal Shakti works worth Rs 150 crore are being executed in the Nagrota Constituency. He announced Rs. 5.5 crore for Architecture College Nagrota Bagwan and Rs 2 crore for Government Degree College, Baroh.He said the Fruit Canning Unit at Hatwas would come up as per need and the Community Center at Nagrota Bagwan would be reconstructed keeping in view the needs of the urban community after studying the proposals.
Thakur also announced upgradation of Government High School (GHS), Jalot to Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) and Veterinary Dispensary, Suind to Hospital and opening of Patwar Circle at Tharu.
He assured to sympathetically consider the proposal for opening of BDO Office and constructing Combined Office Building at Baroh.
Earlier, the Chief Minister dedicated 14 development projects to the people of Nagrota Bagwan constituency here at Gandhi Ground of Municipal Council at Nagrota Bagwan and laid foundation stones for 25 other schemes relating to various departments, both at a cost of Rs. 231 crores.
He inaugurated Combined Office Building, Nagrota Bagwan worth Rs 460 lakh, and Administrative Block worth Rs 650 lakh and Trainees Hostel in Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, Massal at Rs 750 lakh among other projects.
The Chief Minister also visited and inspected the Fruit Canning Unit.