Dr Jitendra holds online feedback session with Doda BJP team
Post by RK News on Monday, May 15, 2023
New Delhi, May 14: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday held an online feedback session with BJP district Doda office bearers.
The minister, who happens to be the Lok Sabha MP representing the area, said he would be personally undertaking an extensive tour of the district in the next few weeks. He informed about holding a Lavender Festival in Bhaderwah on the same lines as was done last year.
Dr Jitendra Singh said Bhaderwah had come in special focus ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat broadcast in the month of March spent nearly ten minutes describing the Aroma mission, lavender cultivation and farming avenues as well as StartUp entrepreneurship that had benefited thousands in the region.
He interacted individually with the District President Vijay Mohan Thakur followed by each of the Mandal Presidents and their respective office bearers. This is part of the recent cycle initiated by him wherein as an MP he physically visits one district of his constituency every week and tries to connect online with the other district where he is not physically visiting that particular week.
The Union Minister provided them with an update about some of the latest information regarding the constituency and the new development works approved recently. As far as the developmental works are concerned, Dr Jitendra informed the representatives that the vital Chattergalla Tunnel has been approved for construction under the Bharatmala scheme and is awaiting final approval.
“Once the tunnel is ready, it will provide an all-weather new National highway from Lakhanpur on the Punjab border upto Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir via Basohli-Bani. This will be a game-changer by generating revenue and employment facilities besides attracting tourists,” he said.
The participants in the online meeting gave inputs regarding the PMGSY roads to be included in the coming year. The issue of shortage of teachers in some of the remote area schools also came up for discussion.
About the proposed Kendriya Vidyalaya in far-flung Dessa, Marmat, etc, the minister, on the spot, fixed a meeting of the public representatives with the Deputy Commissioner Kathua for tomorrow so that the process could be expedited. There were issues related to ration cards, etc. for which the minister advised a meeting with Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan.