Jammu: Stating that the Central Government is making consistent efforts to promote and disseminate information about the implementation of the policies and programs being made for the all-round development, Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar on Monday said that efforts are being made to enhance power capacity to 6000 Watts in the Union Territory.
“The Government is making efforts to increase the power capacity of the UT from 3000 Watts to 6000 Watts in five years to mitigate the sufferings of the general public”, the minister said during his visit to Rajouri district as a part of the public outreach programme of the Central Government to the UT of J&K.
He also said that the Central Government is also committed to promoting the tourism potential of J&K and a number of measures are being taken in this regard.
During the first leg of the tour, Mr Gurjar inspected the progress on GMC Rajouri being executed by the PWD at an estimated cost of Rs 139 crores.
He said that ensuring prompt, smooth and hassle-free services at the doorsteps of the common masses is the priority of the Central Government.
The minister directed the concerned officers to ensure that the project is completed within the stipulated time frame so that the public is provided necessary health benefits.
He also asked for maintaining transparency in the execution process.
During his visit to the Upper Dhangri panchayat, the locals also apprised the minister about a number of issues and demands of their areas and sought immediate redressal of the same.
The minister gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands raised on the occasion and assured the people that all their genuine concerns would be redressed in a time bound manner.
The minister also inspected a number of developmental works including 7 Kms PMGSY Peo Malayala road and 57 meter span bridge. The minister directed for completing the work on the projects within the set timelines to provide necessary benefits to the locals.
Interacting with the locals of the area, the minister said, “The objective of the visit is to disseminate the information about the importance of the government policies with regard to the overall development of J&K and its people along with steps taken in this direction.”
“With the establishment of the GMC, the health infrastructure of the district would be strengthened further and it will benefit the people of the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch”, said the minister.
He said that the government has launched a number of schemes and welfare programs for the general public and urged them to avail the benefits of the same.
Gurjar also urged the people to get themselves registered under SEHAT scheme to avail the necessary benefits under the scheme.
“With the establishment of the District Development Council, all the three tiers of the Panchayat Raj system have become fully functional and concrete measures are being taken to strengthen the PRIs”, said the minister.
Regarding the vaccination of the people for COVID in the 18-44 age group, the minister directed the concerned officers to ensure that all the eligible beneficiaries are covered under the inoculation drive within the shortest possible time.
The minister while addressing the PRIs said that they act as a bridge between the pople and the government and urged them to make best possible efforts to take their areas to new heights of development.