Chamling for Sikkim as eco-city State

TUMIN (SIKKIM), July 19 – Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has started a village-to-village tour of East district from Tumin-Lingee constituency recently.

At his first stop at Makha Secondary School, the Chief Minister met the people and had one to one interaction with the public.

Later, addressing the gathering the Chief Minister stressed on the dream of making Sikkim an Eco- City State by providing urban like facilities and opportunities in the rural areas.

The Chief Minister while talking about the policies and programmes of the government on the upliftment of the rural areas vis-a- vis the development of cooperative movement in the State announced to allot works up to the value of Rs 2 crore to cooperative societies of the State.

At Lower Tumin, the Chief Minister while talking about the health policy of the State Government announced to introduce Cervical Cancer vaccination to girl child.

At Tumin Barang the Chief Minister while declaring government’s intention to construct a Ramayana Village at Tumin Barang said that this project will be first of its kind in the world.

For this purpose, 15 acres of land has been identified in the village which will be purchased by the government and the work will be started within this year, he said.

The Ramayana Village so constructed will be having the statues of the characters of Ramayana telling the story of the epic. The government has plans to convert the constituency into a pilgrimage tourism centre, Chamling said.

In future the place will be a major tourist hub and will be visited by people from across the globe. “In this way we are preparing a strategy for sustainable development of the State”, he added.