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The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh dedicated several development projects and laid foundation stones of few schemes in Jogindernagar Assembly constituency of district Mandi online through video conferencing from his Secretariat office today. The Chief Minister inaugurated Centre for Excellence in Dravya Guna and Medicinal Plants at Research Institute of Indian System of Medicines (RIISM) Jogindernagar on which a sum of rupees five crores have been incurred besides he also dedicated Girls Hostel of Ayurvedic Pharmacy at Shanan on which Rs. 1.87 crore was spent.
The Centre of Excellence would facilitate nursery development and cultivation practices of medicinal species and their morphological studies, besides to facilitate MD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. related research. The centre would also provide training to BAMS and B. Pharma students in the region and strengthen the functional drug testing laboratories. A national herbarium and museum on trans-Himalayan plants will be supported under the project.
He also inaugurated administrative block (Mini Secretariat) building at Jogindernagar completed with an outlay of Rs. 16.10 crore. The Chief Minister also inaugurated bridge over Rana Khad at Tikroo on Tikroo-Ropri road on which Rs. 98 lakh has been incurred. Virbhadra Singh also dedicated 33 KV Electric Sub Station at Bhararu set up at a cost of Rs. 3.30 crore and will benefit 18000 people of 56 villages of 13 panchayats of the area. He also inaugurated augmentation of source for Water Supply Scheme (WSS) Rana Ropa at Bhararu on which Rs. 1.35 crore has been spent. It will cater to the needs of about 5000 persons of 17 habitations of three panchayats.