Ministers in Kashmir to spread positivity among people: Min for Minority Affairs
Srinagar, Jan 22: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Wednesday visited city center Lal Chowk and interacted with traders there.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary.
The Union Minister interacted with shopkeepers and asked them about issues, if any, in smooth conduct of their business.
“The people have a lot of confidence, there is a positive atmosphere and we are here to go to the people and spread this positivity among other people too by communicating with them. We are working to create a strong environment of change,” Naqvi told reporters here.
Earlier, various delegations called on the Union Minister and apprised him about their demands.
The Minister assured them that all their genuine demands will be addressed at earliest.
Earlier, authorities had sealed the road from Regal Chowk to the Clock Tower in LalChowk for Naqvi's visit.
All traffic was diverted to other roads, causing inconvenience to the people.
JK’s development GoI’s priority: MoS Home
e-inaugurates girls hostel, doctors hostel, lays foundation of MGNREGA works in Budgam
Budgam, Jan 22: Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai today said that development of J&K is priority for the central government.
Addressing a public gathering at Sheikhpora Budgam, the minister, who was on a visit to Budgam in connection with the Government’s public outreach programme, said the socio-economic development of J&K was the focal point of the union government.
He said that special focus shall be given on industrialization in the newly carved Union Territory to open up new employment generation avenues for the local youth. Besides, he said, special focus shall also be given on the improvement of education sector in JK. The Minister said that people of J&K will be provided access and development at par with other states of the country.
Terming secularism as unique strength of the country, the Minister said that all citizens have responsibility to strengthen it and make good out of it. He said that the present dispensation is committed to protect rights and land of the people.
Stressing on the empowerment of people at grassroot level, the Minister said that now funds are at the disposal of Panchayat members and PRIs functionaries to empower them financially.
During his visit, the Minister e-inaugurated Girls Hostel Budgam, Hostel for Doctors at District Hospital and laid foundation stone for MGNREGA works. During the outreach programme various delegations including BDC Chairmen, Ring Road delegation, Contractual Teachers Association, Auqaf Committee Ompora, Ichgam and Gurduwara Prabandhak Committee met the Minister and raised their demands with him.
The Minster assured the deputations that all their genuine demands shall be taken up with relevant quarters for prompt and early redressal. He further stressed on implementation of all government sponsored schemes including SBM and Ayushman Bharat in letter and spirit so that all the beneficiaries are benefitted from these welfare schemes.
The Minister was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganaie.
Peace, economic prosperity will soon change fortunes of Kashmiris: Reddy
e-inaugurates Rs 20 Cr projects in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, Jan 22: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Wednesday visited Ganderbal as part of Government of India’s public interface program and assured people that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was flanked by Advisor to Lt. Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, DDC, Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan and other officers.
While addressing a gathering, Reddy said that the agenda to visit the place is to meet people, listen to their issues and come up with a developmental plan in all spheres.
The Minister distributed pension cards among the widows and downtrodden under Prime Minister’s Pension Yojana.
He said that the Union government has come up with the concept of Golden Card through which deserving segments of the society can afford the treatment of upto Rs 5 lakh. He said so far 3.5 lakh families have received this card in J&K.
During his interaction with the newly elected Block Development Council representatives, the Minister reiterated that the conduct of BDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir was a big step towards the empowerment of people. He said that through these representatives the government gets firsthand account of people’s grievances and feedback on different initiatives.
In his address, the Minister assured the people of the area that the Union government is committed to develop villages on modern lines and electrification of all inhabited villages through the Saubhagya scheme is one step towards that.
The Minister later e-inaugurated multiple developmental projects in the district, with a total estimated cost of Rs 20.39 crores, which includes construction of multipurpose hall at Government Degree College, construction of mini pavilion block at sports stadium, construction of 100 bedded girls hostel, development of Nininara Island in the Manasbal Lake.
He also laid foundation stone for the construction of two lane byepass road from Ganderbal to Duderhama upto district head office complex, which he said was a long pending demand of people and will serve as a byepass to Kheerbawani temple. He said that road connectivity is imperative for growth and development of an area and the Centre is pushing hard towards it.