JAMMU, Feb 1: The news about creation of new administrative units in Jammu and Kashmir was received with jubilation, drowned in the beating of drums and bursting of crackers at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this evening.
Senior leaders and the party workers greeted each other while hailing the decision. The party headquarters wore a festive look with the enthusiastic workers dancing and distributing sweets among people.
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar has termed the creation of new administrative units in the State as a historic decision, which would go a long way in accelerating the socio-economic development of the people.
The Minister said that the creation of these units was a long pending demand of the people of these respective areas and the present Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ensured that the creation takes place and the demands of the of these areas are met. He said that this step is a historic one and would ensure the sustain development of different areas of the State.
Mr. Sagar also complimented the Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) for projecting the demands of the people and the deputations who had come to put forth their view point and these were also accommodated. He said that it is endeavour of the Government to work for overall and sustained development of the State and this landmark decision is a watershed in the history, which would ensure the acceleration and speedy implementation of various welfare programmes of the Government.
Greeting the people, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana termed the decision taken by the State Cabinet under the stewardship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as historic and a new milestone towards fulfillment of public demand.
“The initative of Omar Abdullah in taking the administration to the people will go in the annals of history with golden letters like the revolutionary measure of land to tiller by Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah decades earlier”, he said while complimenting the Chief Minister for his single-mindedness and resilience in accomplishing the commitment made to the people.
He said that creation of blocks, niabats, tehsils and sub-divisions will go a long way in mitigating the difficulties of the people in various areas, particularly the far off pockets of the State, who had to traverse long distances for getting their problems resolved in various utility services offices.
Mr Rana exuded confidence that the public-friendly initiatives of the Chief Minister will greatly help in transforming the politico-economic scenario of the State, with people finding themselves at the helm, as far as their developmental aspirations are concerned.