Jammu: As a part of Central government’s initiative of public outreach in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar on Monday visited the bordering Samba district and assessed the pace of progress on development works, besides listening to public grievances and aspirations as well.
The Union Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Samba district, visited Bagoona village, where he had an exhaustive interaction with the public representatives and also inspected functioning of Power Grid Station, SIDCO, Samba.
Gurjar also inspected the newly commissioned 220/66 KV, 160 MVA grid station at IGC, Samba.
“Recently, the central government has sanctioned a Rs12000 crore package for J&K, 6000 crore for each division, for improving power infrastructure, ensuring adequate power supply besides plugging pilferage and reducing Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses,” he added.
He was accompanied by District Development Council Chairman, Keshav Dutt Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Anuradha Gupta and other senior officers.
MoS, while highlighting central government’s initiatives of taking J&K development profile to new highs, said that focus is being accorded on regular assessment and review of development works while ensuring benefit of centrally sponsored schemes to all. In this regard, high profile tour programmes of Center government’s representatives are being organized for UT of J&K.
“A firm collaboration between the Center and UT government is yielding tangible results on all development fronts”, maintained the Union Minister while reiterating the commitment of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, towards transforming the development profile of J&K through numerous revolutionary initiatives.
Earlier, MoS accompanied by Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, visited Bagoona village and paid floral tributes to Brigadier Rajinder Singh Jamwal, MVC, amidst patriotic sloganeering.
He inspected the construction work on Primary Health Centre building, Rahya, being executed under NABARD at an estimated cost of 2 crore. The PHC will cater to healthcare needs of around 4000 locals and is expected to be completed by November 2022.
He also took stock of restoration works being done on local ponds near Brigadier Rajinder Singh Memorial Park. He had an interactive session with the locals at the Community Felicitation Centre.
Gurjar held a detailed interaction with deputations of District Development Council members, Block Development Council members, Councilors Urban Local Bodies and local youths at the DC office.
He assured the participants that all the issues and concerns projected by them will be taken up with the concerned ministries for an early redressal.