Chief Minister meets the people of Lachen in the Janta Bhet Karyakram

New Delhi, September 27: The Janta Bhet Karyakram for Lachen was held today at Dzumsa Hall. Dzumsa is a unique and traditional administrative institution of the villages of Lachen and Lachung in North Sikkim, in place of Panchayati Raj system.

People from Lachen and surrounding areas took turns to meet Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, and shared their concerns. The Chief Minister patiently heard them and assured them of necessary help and support.

Earlier, the Chief Minister addressed the gathering and thanked everyone for the warm reception upon his arrival. He also applauded the strong bond of unity and peace loving nature of the people of Lachen and Lachung.

Speaking on the proposed CHO-LUNG-TRUL-SUM cultural complex in Lachen, he said that it would be a milestone in the development of Lachen.

He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the land donors of the cultural complex. He added that the said project is an investment in the tourism hotspot of the region.

The Chief Minister further spoke on various developmental prospects in the region.

He shared that under the initiative of the present government, the long pending issue of land compensation has been addressed to a great extent. Under the present Government, 30% of the total amount of land compensation have been provided to the owners of lands acquired by the army.

He assured that among other works, upgradation of Lachen Gonpa, development of drainage and sewerage system and augmentation of electricity supply would be taken up on priority.

The Chief Minister also addressed requests placed before him regarding the unavailability of quota for the students of the Chungthang, Lachen and Lachung through the Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship Scheme.

The Janta Bhet Karyakram commenced in North Sikkim at Rikzing Choling Monastery, Chungthang on Monday. During the four-day visit the CM will interact with each member of the public in various constituencies, listening to their problems and grievances and providing on-the-spot solutions.

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