JAMMU: Saying that the present dispensation is trying its best to bring Jammu and Kashmir on the glorious path of development, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education (EA&E), Dr Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh on Friday said that after the abrogation of Article 370 from J&K, many changes are visible in the field of development and implementation of different centrally sponsored schemes in J&K.
As part of the Central Government’s public outreach programme, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, Dr Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh today visited Tehsil Ramnagar and listened to public demands during a programme held at Government High School Dehari Sub Division Ramnagar of District Udhampur.
Dr Ranjan inaugurated various developmental works and projects of the Rural Development Department executed under 14th FC, PMAY-G, SBM-G and MGNREGA of Block Ramnagar, Kulwanta and Parlidhar of District Udhampur.
While addressing the gathering the Union Minister said that after the abrogation of Article 370 from J&K, many changes are visible in the field of development like completion of mega projects, the progress of ongoing developmental works and implementation of different centrally sponsored schemes in J&K.
He said, “The present dispensation is trying it's best to bring Jammu and Kashmir on the glorious path of development.”
Dr Ranjan also expressed satisfaction over the implementation of several government schemes in the district. Regarding the establishment of 3rd tier of Panchayati Raj system in the UT, the Union Minister observed that with the establishment of Panchayati Raj Institutions the developmental process accelerated with full zeal and dedication for the socio-economic upliftment of common people.
Commenting on the natural assets and scenic beauty of J&K, Dr Ranjan said that Jammu region has huge tourism potential as well as the potential of channelizing the local produce of vegetables into an organized venture.
While interacting with the people during a public outreach programme at Dehari, the Minister took elaborate feedback on the status of implementation of all government schemes in the area. He said that the main purpose of this outreach programme is to assess the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes on ground and take feedback from people.
While underscoring the importance of New Education Policy 2020, he added that the new policy paves the way for reforms in the education sector and the government is committed to provide quality education to the students.
Regarding Jal Jeevan Mission scheme, the Minister informed that JJM is a centrally sponsored scheme launched by the Government of India with the objective to provide 100% tap water to all households. The Union Minister also praised Sh Sunil Kumar a government school teacher from Udhampur district who got best teacher award at the National level.
During the camp, DDC Chairperson, DDC Vice-Chairperson, BDCs, DDCs and PRIs besides a large number of the general public hailing from different adjoining panchayats of Block Ramnagar attended the public outreach programme and projected several demands before the Minister.
While responding to the demands of PRIs, the Minister assured that all the demands of the area will be fulfilled on priority basis. During the camp, renowned local Artist Romalo Ram and party presented theme-based cultural items which were highly applauded by the Union Minister as well as the audience.
DDC Chairperson, Lal Chand, Principal Secretary School Education Department, Bishwajit Kumar Singh, DDC Vice-Chairperson, Juhi Manhas Pathania, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Indu Kanwal Chib, SSP, Sargun Shukla, Director School Education Department Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma, BDCs, DDCs, President MC Ramnagar and other district officers besides sarpanches and general public hailing from different panchayats attended the programme.
At Dehari, the Union Minister also interacted with PRIs, Youth Club members, Panchayat plantation committees, Paani Samitis and SHGs..
The Union Minister also inaugurated water supply scheme Thakey and Koharmarg under NABARD in Block Parlidhar. He also laid the foundation stone for the improvement of road from Bari to SC village and construction of road from Shiv Temple to Barta High School under NABARD.
The Union Minister also distributed Mamta kits under BBBP, sports kits under Khelo India, Sehat cards under Ayushmann Bharat Scheme, domicile certificates, E- Sharam cards and wheelchairs besides handing over power tiller machines and maize shellers among the beneficiaries.