CM presides over ‘Pragtisheel Himachal: Sathapna Ke 75 Varsh’ program at Kandaghat in Solan district
Inaugurates and lays foundation stones of 13 developmental projects worth Rs. 145 crore at Kandaghat for Solan Vidhan Sabha area.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the mammoth gathering at Kandaghat, in Solan Assembly Constituency area of Solan district today as part of ‘Pragtisheel Himachal: Sathapna Ke 75 Varsh’ (Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation) celebrations to commemorate 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh said that these 75 years of existence the State has witnessed unparalleled growth in all spheres of development.
Chief Minister said that there were only 4 districts when Himachal Pradesh came into existence on 15th April, 1948 with a population of little over 11 lakh, whereas today the State has a population of over 70 lakh. He said that the State had an area of 25,839 sq.kms at that time whereas today the State has a total area of 55,673 sq.kms. He said that today the literacy rate of the State was over 83 per cent, as compared to a literacy rate of little over 4.8 per cent in 1948. He said that the State has made immense progress in the field of health, education, horticulture, tourism and allied sectors. He said that this occasion was a time to celebrate the splendid achievements made by the State during these 75 years.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State also faced hard times due to the Corona pandemic but with the wholehearted support of the people, the State was able to control the situation and simultaneously ensured to maintain the pace of development. He said that the State Government was getting full support of the Centre Government in the matter of development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a special attachment towards Himachal Pradesh and under his leadership the State has got projects worth thousands of crores, he added.
Chief Minister said that it was due to the benevolence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the 90:10 ratio for funding of Central projects was restored. He said that a special financial assistance of Rs 800 crore was also provided to the State by the Central Government to accelerate the pace of development. He said that AIIMS, IIM, IIT, Central University were sanctioned for the State by the BJP Government at Centre.