Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat completes one year in office
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has extended his gratitude to the people of the state on completing one year in office. Rawat in his message released on Saturday said that one year ago, BJP was given an opportunity by the people of the state to form the government and to serve them.
"In this past one year, the state government has taken several steps towards overall development of every section of the society. The farmers, women and village have been the central focus of the policies of his government," Rawat said.
He said that the priority of the government has been to provide better health facilities, better education, curbing migration and providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youth. The CM said that his government instead of making sheer announcements worked on those issues on which it could deliver.
Rawat said that several policy level decisions have been taken in the interest of the state to propel Uttarakhand amongst the other frontline developing states. "Our effort was to ensure grass root level execution of various schemes on the ground and provide the benefits of welfare schemes to the last man standing in the state," he said. "To achieve this goal, a consolidated effort was made by the state government in its first year in office," the CM said.
He said that in power sector the revenue has increased to Rs 168 crore from past year. In transport department the revenue has increased to Rs 140 crores in comparison to last year. "In the mining sector, through E-auction process adopted for the first time, the revenue collection has risen around 27 percent," Rawat said. "In PWD Department, the works of around Rs 630 crores have been done in relation to works worth Rs 420 crore done in last year. Around 1754-kilometer-long roads, 57 bridges and 567 kilometer of road re-construction work has been done in the past one year only. A total of 83 villages and 198 new settlements have been linked through new bridges and roads built in the past one year," the Chief Minister said.
He said that the state government has done a commendable work in the field of providing electricity connections. "Chief Minister Rawat said that supply of potable water has commenced to 552 slums of the state. "A total of 572 hand pumps were installed at new places. A total of 1273 rural potable water schemes were restored and strengthened to overcome shortage of potable water in rural areas across the state. A total of 3837 running (Chal-Khal), springs and farm ponds were rejuvenated. The work for 'Suryadhar' lake has started in Dehradun. The work has already started for rejuvenating Rispana and Kosi rivers," Rawat said.
He further said that 600 additional medical officers have been appointed till date in the last one year including 239 doctors who have signed a service bond with the state government.
"The government has quashed the contract of doctors, who were posted in the plains for years and were sent back to their original place of postings. A total of 149 dentists have been deployed in the remote areas of the state. The selection of 491 doctors, and 293 health workers has been completed. The tele-medicine facility has started in 22 main hospitals, while this facility would start soon in 13 more hospitals of the state," Rawat said.
"The E-health centres have been established at Augustmuni, Bhikiyasain, Naugaon and Okhal Kanda health centres. Around 60-65 types of pathological examination would be available in these E-health centres. The on-line registration facility has been started in 47 hospitals across the state. The government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 33 crore for ASHA workers, which was pending since 2012," the Chief Minister said.