KATHUA, Feb 14: Giving fillip to various development works in Basholi constituency, Minister of Forest, Environment and Ecology Chaudhary Lal Singh today laid foundation of several link roads and lanes at Panchayat Basantpur and Thein under MGNREGA and convergence with 14th FC.
Speaking on the occasion, Lal Singh said that development is a continuous process and it requires synergy between people and the authorities. He laid stress on creating durable rural assets so that benefits can be provided to the maximum populace. He further said that to bring about a radical change in society, education and economic empowerment are two areas which need maximum thrust.
At GMS Kuthelar, Zone Lakhanpur of Kathua, Lal Singh directed CEO Kathua to construct compound wall, additional classrooms and renovation of existing infrastructure. He interacted with the students and inquired about various facilities being provided to them and told them to pay equal attention to studies as well as sports.
At Govt. High School Basantpur, the Minister assured that a Higher Secondary School will be established in a nearby area so that maximum number of students will be benefitted. He further said that education is the only means to bring about a visible change in one`s life.
Stressing about the need of maintaining cleanliness in schools and other public places, Lal Singh said the Government is providing financial assistance to the deserving families for constructing toilets in their house so that the villages can get rid of the menace of open defecation.
While inspecting the lanes of various villages of Panchayat Basantpur and Thein, Minister asked the villagers to take care of public assets being developed for them so that they can be used for longer duration. He further said that not only development but maintaining ecological balance is also the responsibility of every stakeholder and urged the villagers to plant maximum number of trees during rainy season for ecological balance.