Shimla, Mar 9
The Jai Ram Thakur who presented the 2022-23 budget estimates on Mar 4 did not emphasise on infrastructure development however efforts were being made to provide relief to some sections of the society like Asha Worker, Anganwadi workers and Parafitter etc stated Member of Assembly from Shimla Rural constituency, Vikramaditya Singh stated in the house today.
Participating in the budget discussion Vikramaditya Singh who is the son of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that capital outlay decreased in the state budget indicates that the government could not give impetus on the infrastructure development. He pointed out that foundation stone for Shimla Water Supply Scheme from Satluj with help of Rs 100 Crore World Bank Project was done in 2020 but its work did not begin after two years. He said that Shimla town is getting water supply from various sources and it should not draw every drop of water to the town and should also leave the minimum supply for local people. He said that many Gram Panchayats in his assembly segment in Sunni are in dire need of water, but, the Government is relying upon their water sources to provide water to Shimla.
Member said that a whopping cut in the outlay in the capital investment indicates that developmental works have remained standstill. Congress member also made a scathing attack on the Modi Government of centre stating in the house that taking the excuse of Ukraine war, tomorrow onwards the prices of fuel and LPG would leap up post announcement of the election result in the five states.
Without naming the Chief Minister Singh said that the state varied dialects have enriched the vocabulary of words and if people and members of the house use any words it should not invite wrath as did recently. The greenhorn and first-time legislator also pointed out that Apple growers are not happy with the government as their demands were not being met in the budget. He said that the Government did not mention anything in the budget about the release of pending arrears of employees.
Shimla, Mar 9