GoI working for upliftment of downtrodden, poor people: Union MoS

Visits Pulwama, reviews developmental scenario, implementation of CSS schemes

Pulwama: Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Corporate Affairs and Planning Rao Inderjit Singh Wednesday visited Pulwama district under Central Government’s Public Outreach Programme.

He reviewed developmental scenario of the district besides reviewing implementation status of Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

During his visit, the Minister chaired a meeting of officers at Circuit House and took detailed review of various schemes and programmes of the government.

The Minister reviewed implementation and progress recorded under MGNREGA, PMAY, NRLM, NHM, Ayushman Bharat JSY, JSSK PMGSY, JJM, ICDS, PMAY-U and various other schemes.

He also took department-wise extensive review of Planning, Education and other departments and sectors.

The Minister was apprised about the overall developmental projects and the progress made on them by the executing agencies. Officers informed the Minister that all projects will get completed within the estimated time.

The Minister also interacted with beneficiaries of various flagship schemes like PMAY, MGNREGA, NRLM and also interacted with SHG members.

While addressing the various delegations and beneficiaries of various schemes, the Minister said that Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is consistently working for betterment and upliftment of downtrodden and poor people and people are now getting benefited directly from schemes of Government.

While meeting a delegation of Fruit Growers Association Pulwama, the Minister was apprised about the problems faced by the community. The growers demanded for a CA store in Pulwama, leaf analysis facility, soil testing lab and furthermore, smooth transportation of apple fruit to rest of the country.

The Minister assured the delegation that he will take up the issues with the concerned. He further said that he will take a personal interest in redressal of all the grievances.

A delegation of youth also met the Minister that raised the demand of sports academy and modern sporting infrastructure in the district. Besides a delegation of SHGs also met the minister and raised various demands related to the empowerment of Self Help Groups.

Also, numerous youth icons also met the Minister and shared their stories of skill attainment and art with him.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary through a powerpoint presentation highlighted the achievements, special initiatives and best practices of the District Administration under different schemes.

He also informed the chair that more than 3.00 lakh youth are expected to participate in different games this year. He also apprised the Minister that the district has also completed process of digitization of land records and the district has developed nearly 270 Amrit Sarovars whereas more than 200 playfields have been developed in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, SSP Pulwama, ADDC Pulwama, ACR Pulwama and other officers were present on the occasion.

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