He said that the credit of development of the State goes to Congress Chief Ministers, Dr. Y.S. Parmar, Shri Ram Lal Thakur and to him, as people of the State gave him opportunity to serve them six times. He said that the BJP came into power in the State in intervals by default to only hamper the pace of development set by the successive Congress Governments.
Virbhadra Singh directed the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla to prepare a plan for expansion and beautification of Maa Jawala Temple Mandag premises besides constructing a Multi Purpose Community Hall. He said that link road to Mata Madang Temple would be widened and tarred to facilitate the pilgrims.
He directed the officers to prepare and submit a plan and budget estimates for various developmental projects pertaining to water supply and irrigation schemes, roads and opening & upgradation of schools in Kot Panchayat and nearby areas.
Chief Minister said that a full fledged Tool Room was being set up at Baddi to promote industrial development in the State.
He said that the State Government was providing skill development allowance to the 18 to 35 years unemployed youth of the State under which Rs. 1000/- allowance was being given per month for their skill development, besides Rs. 1500/- for unemployed youth with disability.