Samba, May 24: Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Tuesday concluded his two day tour of Samba district with e-inauguration of several mega development projects besides attending an Public Outreach Programme at JakhVijaypur.
The projects inaugurated included 4km road in PapadAvtara 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 GurhaSalthiacommissioned under JalJeevan Mission involving an amount of Rs 1029.53 lakh.
On the occasion, the MoS 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.
District Development Council Chairman, KeshavDutt Sharma, Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Vice Chairman DDC, Balwan Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Anuradha Gupta besides other DDC, BDC members, Sarpnachs, Panchs, senior officers and locals were present on the occasion.
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 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 DhanYojana, 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister said that J&K has a special place in the heart of Prime Minister, NarendraModi saying that the present government has put end to corruption ensuring a more responsive and accountable governance to people at door steps. “SabkaSath, SabkaVikas and SabkaVishwas is main mantra of present dispensation towards ensuring holistic development of all regions of the country with emphasis on unattended parts”, he maintained. "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, HarGharNal, Nal Main Jal, 24 hour electricity and otehrs " added the Union Minister.
Union Minister, while responding to issue 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.