Himachal CM announces development projects worth Rs 27 crore

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Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday announced a slew of developmental projects entailing an expenditure of Rs 27 crore for Sirmaur district, including setting up of a mini-secretariat in Rajgarh town.

During a visit to the town, he also laid the foundation stone of a water supply scheme apart from inaugurating a building of the Government Degree College, an official statement said.

The Chief Minister also announced introduction of science classes at the Rajgarh college from this session.

Addressing a public meeting at Rajgarh that falls in Pachhad assembly segment, he directed the Education Department to deploy science lecturers at the college.

He said a skill development allowance scheme with an outlay of Rs 500 crore has been launched in the state to provide training to the unemployed youths in vocational courses.

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Under the scheme that entails an expenditure of Rs 100 crore this year, more than 1.07 lakh people have so far benefited.



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