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Renuka dam will be known in the name of Parshuram: HP Chief Minister

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Renuka Dam will become Parshuram Dam?Himachal Pradesh government had offered rehabilitation of families affected due to the construction of Rs 3,897 crore Renuka Dam Project and promised to rename the dam  to Parshuram Dam to reduce the protest of locals against the project . Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board has completed the investigation work for multi-purpose Renuka dam project in Sirmaur district and now waiting for allocation of funds by partner states, especially the Delhi government for taking up the construction of the dam.

After the Haryana government recently raised hackle in the construction of much publicised Renuka Da m Project, residents of the Renuka area have now constituted the Renuka Bandh Jan Sangharsh Samiti to fight against the construction of Renuka Dam on the proposed site, adjacent to ancient  Renuka Lake. Addresing a public meeting after inagurating week-long state-level Renuka fair, he asked private educational institutions to set up a medical college in Sirmaur district.

The chief minister said on 09-11-2008 that his government had allocated the ambitious Renuka Dam Hydro Electric Project to the HP Power Corporation for execution in a time bound manner. Dhumal said that the families giving more than five bighas of land for acquisition and left with only one biswa land would be provided a sum of 2.50 lakh, while others giving less than five bighas of land would get 1.50 lakh time as one some grant and similar package would be available to other land owners. He said that on completion of the project, all the affected families would be eligible to consume 100 units of electricity free of any charges for ten years and in case the families consume less power the balance would be reimbursed in cash.

Dhumal said that each of the family of affected villages would be given financial grant of 5 lakh for construction of community Centre or Panchayat Ghar. He added that the scholarship would also be provided to the eligible students of affected families for three to five years depending upon their income level.

Dhumal also took out the Grahak Protsahan Yojna of Excise and Taxation Department for district Sirmour on the occasion and said that prizes worth 6 lakh were being given to consumers to motivate them to get bills from the shops for their purchases, so that their consumer rights were also protected.

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