PELLING, 06 Feb: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Thursday distributed various schemes to beneficiaries of West District during the Gram Swaraj Mela (Janata Mela) 2014 organized by Rural Management Development Department (RMDD) today here at Pelling Senior Secondary School play ground.
The CM handed the tokens of different schemes like, Induction Stove, GCI Sheets, CMRHM, solar light and house upgradation etc to the beneficiaries. 11,000 GCI sheets and 1,750 Induction Stoves along with other benefits were distributed to the people from various parts of the district. Apart from this, beneficiaries under the Chief Minister’s Self Employment Scheme financed by SIDICO also received their vehicles.
In his address, the CM urged the people to get their tokens from the respective Departmental stalls or from the respective Gram Vikas Kendras (GVK) within 15 days. He called upon the panchayats and MLAs to stand united against “destructive forces” getting active in the run-up to elections in the state.
Mr. Chamling reminded the gathering about the massive changes and development brought by the SDF Government since 1994. “The SDF government is not about Chamling but it is for the Sikkimese people,” he added.
He further informed about plans to add more floors to houses constructed under the Chief Minister’s Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM) after the 2014 poll result and expressed confidence that SDF will regain power to serve the people more efficiently. “I believe Sikkim will be the first kutcha house free state in India”, he added.
Mr Chamling also appealed to the people not to get confused by the baseless allegations leveled by the opposition parties which deal in falsehoods in the absence of real issues.
Also present were Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, KT Gyaltsen along with Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and Heads of Departments.