Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said that persons donating land for developmental projects like hospitals and schools among others would be honoured by the Himachal Pradesh government.
"Any person who donates land for developmental projects like hospitals, schools, roads, temples or community centres etc would be honoured and his/her name would be inscribed on the inauguration plaque," Chief Minister said.
He was speaking at the inauguration of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Melthi in Rohroo area here.
Chief Minister honoured a resident of Melthi for donating land for the PHC construction at the cost of Rs 91 lakh.
He said that the Centre, which was delayed during BJP regime, had finally come up and looks forwards to provide numerous facilities to the people of the state.
The Chief Minister also directed the authorities to renovate the old temples, without any alteration in the facade, and retaining the traditional architecture, compatible with Hill architecture.
More medical colleges and other institutions are coming up in the state. Besides opening of AIIMS in Bilaspur, three medical colleges are being opened at Nahan, Chamba and Hamirpur and a provision of Rs 567 crore had been made for these new medical colleges, he said.
Stressing that Himachal was a fast developing state competing with other big states, he said that development was a continuous and ongoing process and it takes time to accomplish.
"I don't make false claims about?development issues and mean what I say," he added.