Dr. Avnish Jolly, Shimla, 12th November, 2008 : Government of Himachal Pradesh will be developing major tribal villages in Spiti Valley as model villages by taking up the development of Kibbar village in the sub-division in the first phase. State would spend Rs 3 crore on the infrastructure development in the cluster of Chichim, Tashigang, Getay and Kee in the Kibbar Model Village Development Project followed by other villages in the valley.
Revealing this, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister said that Kaza, Kibbar and Tabo would be developed into a model tribal villages by creating a quality infrastructure of all the basic amenities to cater to the requirements of the visitors to the valley and Kaza, Kibbar and Tabo were fast emerging favourite destinations with the international tourists and in people’s participation quality boarding and lodging facilities were coming up changing the economic scenario of the tribal sub-division.
State government would provide the local educational institutions with quality infrastructure, shopping complex facilities at Kibbar, cultural centre developed in the village, besides sewerage and street lighting facilities in the proposed villages. Chief Minister said that the state government had earmarked Rs 30 crore for concentrated development of Spiti Sub-Division under the Tribal Sub-Plan provisions.