BY | November 17, 2010

Nahan: Chief Minister Himachal Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal has announced to upgrade the status of state level Renuka fair to international level. He said that keeping in view its importance and large number of people participating in it from within and outside the State; the fair would be organized on international level from the next year. Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister was addressing mammoth gathering on the occasion of inauguration of weeklong traditional Renuka Ji Fair late night yesterday about 38 kilometres away from here. He said that from the next year this fair would be organized on the pattern of international Lavi fair.

Chief Minister Lambasting upon the congress alleged that the congress was responsible for the backwardness of the district and added that it was the only BJP government which was giving the chance to congress MLA’s to address from the Renu Manch of the Renuka fair. Chief Minister said that he feels that criticises should be around because it give chance to improve. Replying to views of the congress MLA’s from the Renu Manch during the inaugural ceremony Chief Minister advised congress MLA’s to appreciate the development works of the government similar to the comments of UPA Chairpersons Sonia Gandhi during her tour to Manali. Chief Minister said that State Government would be spending Rs. 187 crore over the horticulture road connecting biggest agriculture marketing yard at Prala near Theog which would be passing through district Sirmour and would be of National Highway standard State level.

Chief Minister said that Rs. 170 crore was being spent over the improvement of Kumarhatti-Nahan highway to facilitate cement movement of vehicular traffic. He said that the Himachal Government would be motivating parties to set up a medical college in the District and added that the State Government had already granted permission to para-gliding to give boost to tourism promotion in the Rajgarh subdivision. Prof. Dhumal said that the State Government was committed to protect interests of the Renuka Dam oustees.. He added that 43 works of value below Rs. 5 lakh aggregating to Rs. 76.65 lakh had also been awarded since July, 2009 to the affected families. He said that 418 bigha of land had been purchased to rehabilitate the project affected families and best land purchase rate was being ensured to the land owners. Earlier Chief Minister offered his obeisance to before the presiding deities Mata Renuka ji and Lord Parshuram Ji. Before inaugurating the Renuka fair Chief Minister speaking with media persons said that UPA government was discriminating the BJP ruled states in the country so state was not getting the justified budget from the centre government. He alleged that congress had always divided the people since the independence. On the occasion Health Minister Rajiv Bindal, Chairman cooperative bank Chander Mohan Thakur and Baldev Bhandri etc were also present.

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