Delhi visit fruitful, discussed Himachal's development issues: Jai Ram Thakur

Urged Rajnath to hand over Walker Hospital to state

Delhi visit fruitful, discussed Himachal's development issues: Jai Ram Thakur

Tribune News Service

Shimla, June 8

The two-day Delhi tour was successful as several issues related to development of Himachal Pradesh were discussed with various Union ministers, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with media persons on his arrival here.

Thakur said he had a detailed meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and requested him to enhance the state’s allocation of vaccine doses. He urged for early approval of Bulk Drug Park to be established in Una besides sanctioning medical devices park and electric device manufacturing hub in the state.

The Chief Minister said that he also apprised Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh of his visit to the Tibet border in Lahaul-Spiti district and urged him to provide additional funds to the BRO for the repair and maintenance of border roads. He also urged the Defence Minister to hand over the Walker Hospital, Shimla, to the state government, if possible, as this would strengthen medical facilities for the people of the state as the hospital is at a walking distance from the IGMC Hospital.

He thanked the Prime Minister for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November which would benefit over 80 crore people of the country by providing free ration every month during the time of pandemic.

He requested Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to provide financial assistance to the state as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission and released GST compensation due for the financial years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020.

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