Saturday, 24 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat unveiled the foundation for 12 projects costing Rs 40.32 crore and inaugurated five projects worth Rs 8.48 crore in the Bageshwar Assembly constituency. He also unveiled the foundation for 15 projects costing Rs 44.80 crore and inaugurated nine projects worth Rs 18.25 crore in Kapkot Assembly constituency.
Addressing the gathering at Bageshwar on the occasion, the CM said that the State government is working with special focus on education, health and infrastructure. A sports policy has also been drafted considering employment and encouragement for the youth in the state.
“We are working while according priority to development. In the three and a half years of its term in office so far, the state government has maintained a clean image as seen in the absence of any corruption case in this period. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government did not let the execution of development works stop. According top priority to health for prevention and control of Covid, ICUs were established in all districts and the availability of oxygen beds was also ensured. Presently, 2,400 doctors are working in the state while 720 doctors and nurses are being recruited,” said the CM. Rawat further said that classes will begin at the Almora medical college from the next session while approval has been received for medical colleges in Pithoragarh, Haridwar and Rudrapur. He said that Uttarakhand is the first Indian state where online classes have been started in 500 schools and NCERT syllabus has been implemented in the whole state. The CM also said that enactment of the Transfer Act had brought transparency in governmental works. He reiterated that the state government is according top priority to facilitation of basic facilities. For this, every village is being linked with roads and electricity supply with the state also receiving various awards for this. The State government is working according to its announcements regarding women, farmers, doctors and others, added Rawat.
The Bharatiya Janata Party state president Banshidhar Bhagar, Bageshwar district Panchayat chairperson Basanti Devi, local MLA Chandan Ram Das, Kapkot MLA Balwant Singh Bhauriyal and others were also present on the occasion.