Dharamsala: A BSF battalion will be
stationed permanently at Shahpur in Himachal Pradesh`s Kangra
district, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here on Monday.
The state government has allotted the land for this
purpose, he said.
A Disaster Managment Battalion will also be placed
at Nurpur, 70-km from here, in the Kangra district, the Chief
A woman battalion of the state police, the first of
its kind in North India, was recently stationed near Bhakra
Dam, he said.
Dhumal was speaking after laying foundation stones of
development works, which included laying of 400-mt synthetic
track, in Dharamsala.
He said Dharamsala, which already has a stadium of
international standard where two IPL matches were held last
year, is being developed as a sports city.
Dhumal said his government has given benefits to the
tune of nearly Rs 1200 crore to farmers in the state.
An agreement will be signed with the International
Coporation of Japan for development of bio fertilisers in
the state, he said.