Monday, June 23, 2014

Jalipool cremation area set to get a major facelift


Press Secretary
Office of PD Rai, Lok Sabha MP for Sikkim

Following a high-level meeting of the Officials of DoNER and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, where both Sikkim MPs were also present, the Ministry has began taking action on development projects for Sikkim. As a first step, funding for retrofitting and beautification of the cremation area in Jalipool (near Ranipool), in East Sikkim has been sanctioned.
Earlier the MPs had met the Minister of State (IC) DoNER, General (Retd) VK Singh. “This multi-crore project will give the area a facelift, including environmental upkeep, and will restore dignity for the final journey of departed souls. The project will be implemented in a transparent manner with multifaceted consultations by
the Govt. of Sikkim,” said PD Rai, Lok Sabha MP. “I am sure that all sections of our Society will be happy by this approval which has come about due to the intervention of the Hon'ble Chief Minister in New Delhi," he said.
The pace of decision making has speeded up significantly under the new Modi-led Government at the Center. This quick approval of funding for an important social project comes as a reinforcing expression of commitment by the Center towards the development of Sikkim after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unprecedented endorsement of Sikkim's achievements in Organic Farming.

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