Jammu: As part of ongoing ‘Public Outreach Programme’ in J&K, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development model emphasises that the benefits of every centrally sponsored scheme should reach directly to the beneficiaries be it Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, PM Awas Yojana or others.
Puri said while e-inaugurating and laying e-foundation stones of many development projects in Jammu city.
Praising the Prime Minister for his steps taken vis-a-vis Swachhta Abhiyan in the country, Mr Puri said that the PM had emphasised from the ramparts of Red Fort in 2014 that it would be a great tribute to the Father of Nation if India becomes Open Defecation Free (ODF) on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Minister mentioned that the same is happening today when the country has achieved almost all the physical targets under ODF by constructing the individual household toilets, public toilets, community toilets and J&K is one among those ODF States/UTs which is a matter of pride for us.
The Minister also said that the Metro Rail Project in J&K will be approved by next week and the demand of LPG Gas pipeline for J&K will also be given a top priority by the government.
He further said that there is no compromise on the development agenda and timelines are set for the completion of projects like the deadline for Central Vista Project has been set which will be completed before January 26, 2022.
He also mentioned that the projects are being completed before their deadlines under the current government.
Saying that many schemes under the present government are reaching to their saturation points, the Minister said that under PM Ujjwala Yojana 1.0, eight crore LPG connections have been provided to the beneficiaries.
He also said that timely implementation of all schemes has been stressed by this Government.
The Minister also said that after the abrogation of Article 370, the development projects that were languishing from years in J&K, have been taken up and many have been completed in these years.
He further mentioned that the development paradigms have now changed in J&K which is evident from the fact that the development works have achieved a pace under the new administration and are now completed within a timeline in J&K.
On the occasion, the Minister distributed assistance to beneficiaries under various Government schemes – PMAY, MUMKIN, Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), PM Ujjwala and PM Svanidhi (Street Vendor Card Distribution).
Puri also e-inaugurated 800 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant at Government Hospital, Sarwal, Jammu, Integrated Solid Waste Management System in 78 ULBs, Façade Lighting and Illumination of Bahu Fort, 164 KLD Septage Treatment Plant at Bhagwati Nagar, Revamping of Urban Infrastructure in 76 ULBs.
The Minister also laid e-foundation stone of Facade Lighting at four Tawi Bridges and Construction of R.C.C Nallah and Development of Park (phase-II) in lower Roop Nagar.