Sikkim CM Chamling starts 36-day tour to reach villagers

Gangtok: As part of his programme to bring the administration to the doorstep of the common people Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Wednesday started his 36-day tour of the state to reach out to the people in the villages.

Chamling visited Assangthang Village, Raika Gaon, Salghari, Chisopani, Nandu Gaon, Denchung, and finally concluded today's tour at Char dham, Solopphok at Namchi in South Sikkim, official sources said.

Accompanied by top state government officials, Chamling interacted with the people at all the places and personally asked and enquired about the problems faced by the people in these places.

The Chief Minister was making person to person contact, interacting with them at all the places he visited.

Chamling claimed that this is the first time ever in India that such an innovative programme of bringing the government to know about the problems and grievances of the people and general public has come to their doorsteps.

This is an example of "Practical Democracy" he said at Lower Salghari, South Sikkkim.

He also made some announcements during this visit like a new Block Development Centre and Rural Marketing Center at Chisopani, construction of picnic spot at Samataar, school building for Lower Nandu Gaon School and lessen the tax on timber for bonafide use.