CM Jai Ram Thakur met Union Ministers at Delhi, appraised state issues

Demanded 50 ambulances to reduce the response time

New Delhi (QNN)

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Union Finance Minister at New Delhi today. He requested her to provide Special Central Assistance to the State for capital expenditure and urged to provide support for maintaining ways and means position of the state. Chief Minister also requested Special Central Assistance for Mandi airport. Union Finance Minister gave a patient hearing and assured to look into the matter.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also met R.K. Singh Union Minister for Power. Jai Ram Thakur discussed about various issues related to Power sector of State including installation of Smart Meters, pump storage, Energy Policy and Hydro Projects.He also discussed with him about highlights of Swarn Jayanti Urja Niti launched by the state and requested for a detailed interaction with states producing hydro power to hasten up the process of delayed projects.

Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh gave valuable inputs during the meeting. Principal Resident Commissioner Sushil Kumar Singla was also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also. The Chief Minister urged the Union Minister for sanctioning 50 ambulances to reduce the response time within prescribed limits in hilly terrain. He also apprised the Union Minister about shortage of ASHA workers in the State and requested for 58 ASHA workers under NUHM and 176 in non NUHM component for quality outreach in comprehensive primary health care in urban areas of state.

Jai Ram Thakur requested for granting Bulk Drug Park for the State which would strengthen the industrialization in the State.

Union Minister for Sports, Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur also gave valuable inputs on various issues of the State.