RAJOURI, Mar 4: Underlining the commitment of the Government for socio-economic development of rural pockets, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that pioneering developmental initiatives have been taken and focused attention is being paid to equip the rural areas with all required basic infrastructure.
While addressing a public gathering after inaugurating model village at Hubbi, the Minister said, “improvement and upgradation of basic amenities like healthcare, education, road network, water and power supply in all villages is getting focused attention of the Government. Our objective is to make every village a model village and every household a prosperous abode for its inhabitants”.
Terming development of villages and remote corners of the State as the priority area of the Government, the Minister said the growth of the State’s rural belts has been incorporated as an important provision in its development policy so that targets set under various schemes could percolate to the rural belts also.”Encouraging support from the Central Government in funding different projects in the State has resulted in launching of mega infrastructure developmental projects in all regions and sub-regions of the State thus ensuring equitable development”, he added.
Describing completion of works within the targeted timeframe as the most important factor for ensuring benefits to the people at ground-level, the Minister stressed on all concerned to observe all aspects of financial discipline.
Apprising the Minister regarding facilities provided in the newly-inaugurated model village, ACD Rajouri said that community facilities, smart classrooms, foot bridges, tractor roads, lanes drains and roads have been provided in the model village.
Later, the Minister visited Manohargala, Swari and Kha and interacted with the people. Huge gathering of local inhabitants briefed the Minister regarding various problems being faced by them like shortage of water supply, power supply, strengthening of the interior link roads etc. Minister gave a patient hearing to the demands of the people and assured them to resolve all these issues.