The state government is reaching out to rural masses to solve their grievances at their doorsteps and taking government policies and programmes to them so that they may derive maximum benefits out of these schemes, said Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today while listening to the public grievances at Balduhak in Nadaun assembly constituency of Hamirpur district. He assured that Balduhak to Choru via Batal and all other connecting roads of the area would be repaired before the summer season this year.

The state government is going to make 20,000 recruitments in various government departments, said Sukhu and added that women’s reservation in police recruitment has been increased to 30 percent. Apart from providing employment to the youth in the government sector, efforts were being made to provide them self-employment opportunities. He said that during the assembly elections, the Congress Party had promised to bring a start-up scheme for the youth and now started the Rs 680 crore Rajiv Gandhi Self-Employment Start-up Scheme.

Under this, the state government is providing 50 percent subsidy to the youth for the purchase of e-taxi and ensured fixed income by engaging these e-taxies with various government departments. In the second phase of the scheme, the government will provide financial assistance for setting up solar energy projects and will purchase electricity from these projects for next 25 years, so the youth can get fixed income.

CM Sukhu Unveils Rs 680 Crore Rajiv Gandhi Self-Employment Initiative

He said that for the economic prosperity of farmers, a scheme to provide fixed income based on natural farming will also be introduced in the upcoming budget and officials have been instructed to prepare the draft of this scheme. The largest Cancer institute and nursing college in Himachal is being established at Medical College Hamirpur and it will ensure better health facilities to the people he said. “The people of Nadaun have always been shown faith in me and with their constant support today I got an opportunity to lead the state, for which I will always be indebted to the people of my assembly constituency”, said Sukhu.

District Congress President and Chairman Kangra Cooperative Bank, Kuldeep Singh Pathania said that for the last one year, the Chief Minister has been trying hard to bring the state out of the economic crisis and has started many welfare schemes for the common people. The Chief Minister provided relief to the disaster affected people by making a historic increase in the compensation under Rs. 4500 crore special relief package. The leadership quality of Sukhu during the disaster was widely acclaimed by the World Bank, NITI Aayog and other organizations and people including former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar. MLA Ashish Sharma, Nadaun Block Congress President Captain Prithvi Chand were also present on the occasion amongst others.

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