CM inaugurates phase 2 of the Rs25-cr cooperative project at Una: La Tribune India

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Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today officially launched the second phase of the Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) for Una District. The National Cooperative Development Corporation sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the second phase.

Jai Ram unveiled the plaques of 48 development works during a joint stone laying ceremony at the panchayat of Mehatpur Basdehra Nagar in the Una Coven segment.

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Besides the ICDP, other major projects include a rainwater drainage system for Una city at a cost of Rs 22.4 crore and a sewage system for the Mehatpur-Basdehra panchayat for which Rs 12 crore would be spent.

Addressing a public meeting at the same location, the chief minister said that over the past four years, the actual tenure of the state government should be considered two years, as the remaining time has been wasted by the Covid pandemic. However, he said, even during these difficult times his government was on the side of the people.

Countering allegations of non-execution by the opposition, the chief minister said that in the 50-year congressional rule in the state, there were only two oxygen plants and 50 ventilators, including half were not functional. Today, he said the state has 32 oxygen plants and 900 ventilators. He listed a list of major work done during his tenure as chief minister, adding that his government had worked honestly for all sections of society.

Thakur is committed to ensuring the victory of the BJP in the next legislative elections. Tackling the opposition, he said Congress had at least one candidate in each district for the post of chief minister. “It’s a divided lot,” he added.

Thakur, who was in Una to preside over the closing ceremony of the Cooperatives Week celebrations held in Mehatpur-Basdehra, said the country’s first cooperative society was registered in 1892 in Panjawar village in Una district where a group of farmers had organized to protect their farmland from the flooding of the Swan River.

Thakur said that at present 4,847 cooperative societies are operating in the state, totaling over 17 lakhs and registered capital of Rs 490 crores. The working capital of these companies was 42,863 crore, he said, which was not trivial for a small state like Himachal Pradesh. However, he said there was a lot of room for improvement in the cooperative sector.

Co-operatives and Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar, State Finance Commission Chairman Satpal Singh Satti, HIMUDA Vice Chairman Parveen Sharma, DC Raghav Sharma and SP Arijit Sen Thakur were also present.

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