Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that sewage charges will be reduced by 25 percent for the convenience of the people of the state. According to the June 2005 notification, currently the sewerage fee is 50 percent of the water bill. The Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing a public meeting from Seri Manch of Mandi. During his visit to Mandi today, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 167 crore and inaugurated. He said that this two-year service period has been dedicated to good governance, innovation and public service. A new era of development has started as a result of starting new schemes of development with new thinking in the state. Due to the effective implementation of these schemes, changes are being seen in the lives of people in the state. In these two years, the people of the state have given full confidence and support to our government. The BJP won all four seats in the Lok Sabha elections by a record margin and won both by-elections. This is a proof that the people of the state have given their full support to the policies and programs of the government. The Chief Minister said that the State Government has given the highest priority to the resolution of public problems. Janman Manch has proved to be a milestone in the early resolution of the problems of the people. Till date 171 Jan Manchs have been organized in all 68 Vidhan Sabha areas of the state. Of these, 43,271 public complaints and demands were received out of which 91 percent complaints and demands have been resolved.
According to the June 2005 notification, currently the sewerage fee is 50 percent of the water bill.
The Chief Minister said that to make the state financially self-reliant and create employment opportunities for the youth, a Global Investor Meet was organized in Dharamshala, but it is regrettable that the opposition is making unnecessary noise about the event, while Congress-ruled states have also organized similar events. The state government spent very little money on organizing this meet. He said that during the rule of the Congress government, the CAG has also taken a stand on spending unnecessary money in developing industrial area in Una district. Not only this, despite the availability of land, about 45 crore rupees were spent on land development and soil transportation. He inaugurated the Mandi City Drinking Water Promotion Scheme from Uhl River at a cost of Rs 82.18 crore under the Government of India program. This scheme will provide drinking water facility to about 47 thousand people of Mandi. The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the drinking water supply scheme from Kangaridhar to Dudar tehsil Sadar, on which Rs 86.39 lakh will be spent. He laid the foundation stone for a warehouse at Bhuli for storage of EVMs and VVPATs at a cost of Rs 7.50 crore. He also laid the foundation stone for the office and residential building of Deputy Director Treasury Inspection Central Zones Market at Khaliar Mandi, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.92 crore. He laid the foundation stone of Model Career Center building in Khaliyar itself, on which Rs 2.36 crore will come. Jai Ram Thakur also distributed free gas cylinders to the eligible families under the Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana.
Later, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Jogendra Gymkhana Club in Mandi at a cost of Rs 2 crore. He said that it is one of the oldest clubs in the state, which is being used for various events in Mandi city. Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahendra Singh Thakur said on this occasion that it is a privilege of Mandi district that the state has got the Chief Minister for the first time from here. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the state is moving fast on the path of progress and prosperity and Mandi is emerging as the ideal district of the state. He said that the Mandi’s drinking water supply scheme will ensure round-the-clock water supply in the city. MP Ramswaroop Sharma hoped that the Mandi town, known as Chhoti Kashi, would develop under the leadership of the Chief Minister. He said that Mandi district has got a medical college and it is also the ninth cluster university in the country. Former Minister and MLA Anil Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for laying the foundation stone and inaugurating development projects worth crores of rupees in the area. Mandi District BJP President Ranveer Singh welcomed the Chief Minister. MLAs Rakesh Jamwal, Vinod Kumar, Jawahar Thakur, Colonel Indra Singh, Heera Lal, Indra Singh Gandhi and Prakash Rana, Milkfed Chairman Nihal Chand Sharma, Waqf Board President Rajbali, former MLAs DD Thakur and Kanhaiya Lal, District Council President Sarla Thakur , Suman Thakur, President of Municipal Council Mandi was also present on the occasion.