Jammu: On the last leg of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar on Tuesday said that the neglected regions in Jammu and Kashmir are now experiencing an era of growth and development.
Speaking at an event after e-inauguration of several mega development projects besides attending an Public Outreach Programme at Jakh in Vijaypur belt of Samba district, Gurjar, said, “Hitherto neglected regions in J&K are now experiencing a new era of growth and development with launch of several initiatives like establishment of AIIMS, IITs, enhanced road and Railway networks, Har Ghar Nal, Nal Main Jal, 24 hour electricity and others.”
The projects inaugurated included 4km road in Papad Avtara constructed with a cost of Rs 173.48 lakh, up gradation of PMGSY road in Taloor costing Rs 129.80 lakh, Water Supply Schemes at Smailpur, Kartholi, Rajinderpura, Lower Birpur and Gurha Salthia commissioned under Jal Jeevan Mission involving an amount of Rs 1029.53 lakh.
The Union Minister said that J&K has a special place in the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the present government has put an end to corruption ensuring a more responsive and accountable governance to people at door steps.
“Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas is the main mantra of present dispensation towards ensuring holistic development of all regions of the country with emphasis on unattended parts”, he maintained.
He, while responding to issues and concerns raised by the people of the district, assured that all these grievances and demands will be taken up at the appropriate forum for an early redressal.
The MoS however, also distributed assistive aids including hearing aids and wheelchairs among the Social Welfare Department beneficiaries besides giving away sanctioned loan amounts to beneficiaries of various employment generation schemes.
The Union Minister inspected stalls established by different departments to raise awareness among people regarding their schemes and programmes meant for their socio-economic emancipation.
He appreciated the efforts of the administration in creating widespread awareness about their schemes. He also exhorted upon the public to reap benefits under various government sponsored schemes including PMAY, Jan Dhan Yojana, Social Security Schemes, Financial inclusion schemes, employment generation schemes and others.
DDC Chairman and Vice Chairman, DDC members, BDC Chairman, local Sarpanch also spoke on various initiatives of the government in giving impetus to growth and development in the region. They also projected various grievances and demands concerning development of their respective areas seeking an early redressal of the same.