CM assures to develop far flung Sissu town in Lahaul valley


The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his second day of visit to Tribal Lahaul valley, while addressing the gathering at Sissu, said that Sissu was well known as tourist village and all possible measures would be taken to develop Sissu by all means. He said that since the Rohtang tunnel would be completed within next two years or so, the tourists visiting the Lahaul valley would find Sissu a suitable place for recreation. The people of the valley should show courtesy and entertain the guest visiting the valley so that the tourist may remember the extreme hospitality of people of Lahaul and Spiti.


Mr. Singh said that the Government was considerate enough to provide Notaud to the landless, but they should not take it for granted that the people can construct houses wherever they feel like. They have to abide by the law of the land too. There are certain norms to apply for Notaud and people should apply as per the norms. He also directed to expedite and maintain the irrigation cannels (Kuhals) for providing irrigation facilities to the people for their produce. He said that the Kuhals should be maintain in such a way that they may not get damaged even in harsh winters.


He said that the vegetables are the main source of economy the tribal people of Lahaul valley and the government would ensure that they get adequate water for their fields through drip irrigation and sprinklers system. Chief Minister announced that the playground would be developed at Sissu. He also announced to develop and beautify the lake at Sissu which was the main tourist attraction. He directed to reinstall the electric poles and wires immediately, which were damage due to snowfall, in and around Sissu, mainly covering the stretch of 40 kms from Teling to Mooling. He also assured to get constructed water tanks to facilitate the farmers with latest drip irrigation and sprinkler facility.


He also directed to get the damaged link roads repaired. He announced opening of allopathy dispensary at Koksar and setting up of 33 KV electric sub station at Koksar. He also announced lift facility for district hospital Keylong. Later, Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Gumling bridge over river Bhaga to cost Rs. 1.86 crore. He also visited Kolong, Jispa and Darcha villages and listened to the grievances of people and directed its immediate redressal. He also inspected the under construction Mooling bridge over river Chandra which would connect three villages on the left bank of the river. He also listened to the public grievance at Gondhla and Sissu.

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