Create new district in Solan, demand Shimla MP

Jul 26, 2018 18:35 | Poltics

26/07/18: Shimla MP Sh Virender Kashyap today demanded creation of new district of Food Corporation  of India at Solan .

Shimla MP Sh Virender Kashyap today  met union Minister  for consumer affairs Sh Ram Vilas Paswan  in Parliament House New Delhi today and told him that at present there are  Two FCI  districts at Mandi and Dharmashala under  Regional Office Shimla and told him that at present  five depots of FCI set up at  Dhalli , Solan, Parwanoo, Tapri and Kala Amb in four revnue districts of Kinnaur, Shimla, Sirmour and Solan are working directly under FCI Shimla office which are not manageable keeping in view of large topography, distances  and  difficult  geographical locations of the FCI depots under    Regional Office Shimla .He told that state level consultative committee has repeatedly recommended creation of Solan District for better and efficient functioning of FCI in hilly and remote areas and increase functional efficiency of the organizations .

Shimla MP Sh Virender Kashyap  told the union minister  Sh Ram Vilas Paswan that average distance of all five depots from solan is 88.2 Kms while the same is 97.4 Kms from Shimla .He told that solan is central place for all the five depots operating under shimla district and district office at solan is operationally and geographically more appropriate as compared to Shimla .He told that major take off depots like Parwanoo and Kala Amb are nearer to Solan in comparision to Shimla and can be efficiently administrated from Solan due to its proximity and locational advantage 

Union Minister   for consumer affairs Sh Ram Vilas Paswan assured  Shimla MP Sh Virender Kashyap  that demand of creation of Separate FCI district at solan will be expediously examined and decision will be taken in larger interests of hilly people of Himachal Pradesh.