Geyzing, Jan 28
Chief minister Pawan Chamling speaking at a length about Hydel Projects and pharmaceuticals companies established in the state said that hydel projects and pharmaceuticals companies state have been beneficial to the people of Sikkim from many aspects. He said that Hydel projects and pharmaceutical companies have generated employment opportunities for the Sikkimese youth and the youth have been reaping the benefits in many ways. Chief Minister was speaking at Janta Mela held today at Kyongsa Sports ground of Geyzing.
He further added that apart from direct employment in the hydel power projects and pharmaceuticals companies the youth have been also making their living through hotels, motels and tourism. He informed that Sikkim is able to produce 2300 megawatts of power and the state can generate 2 lakhs crores of revenue annually from the power projects. He added that the power projects will be handled by the investors companies for 35 years and after that the power project will be owned by the state government. He claimed that the power project will contribute towards economic upliftment of the state.
Chief Minister speaking on anti-power project stand of the opposition parties, expressed that it is disappointing to see the opposition parties trying to gain political mileage even from the projects meant for development of the state.