Meghwal, Murlidharan, Pandey visit several areas
Work on AIIMS to begin next month: Choubey
JAMMU, Jan 19: For its overall development and to boost the economy of Udhampur, Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh today announced new Industrial Estate and a new Bus Stand for the district, besides Rs 40 lakh from his MPLAD fund for various farming and water schemes.
The announ-cement was made by him during his visit to district Udhampur as a part of Central Government’s Outreach Program. Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed that about 1000 acre (8,000 kanal) land has been identified in Udhampur for the new Industrial Estate.
He said, this will attract investors from within and outside the UT of J&K and promote Udhampur as an industrial hub. This will in turn generate employment opportunities for the local youth. The significance of this decision is very timely, he said, adding besides the Global Investors Summit is being planned to be held in Jammu and Srinagar in the month of April this year.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, the popular demand for a new Bus Stand in Udhampur has been accepted and now the process to finalise the land is going on.
The function was attended by a large gathering, including newly constituted Block Development Council Chairpersons and Sarpanch/ Panch of the area.
During his visit, Dr Jitendra Singh also reviewed the progress of Devika River Rejuvenation and Beautification Project worth Rs 190 crore, on the lines of Clean Ganga Project which was sanctioned in the year 2017, but took off only after the LG regime.. He said e Theme Park at the venue of Devika project will be inaugurated very soon and ultimately this will be a tourist destination.
The project of Centrally funded Medical College in Udhampur was also discussed. The project was sanctioned last year, but the land could be acquired only during the last few months.
Various development schemes of the district were also reviewed, which included ‘Jeevika’ and ‘Sukoon’, among others. The Jeevika scheme aims at benefiting the farmers by income generation through farming techniques such as water conservation, drip irrigation, polyhouse and organic farming. He also visited Chak Rakhwala and formally dedicated the scheme to farmers. He appreciated the Sukoon online payment platform created by the district administration to pay the relief amount to the victims of natural disasters.
Dr Jitendra Singh lauded the efforts made by DC Udhampur, Piyush Singla and said that these innovative schemes were worth replication nationwide so that the citizens across country can be benefitted.
Dr Jitendra Singh visited various stalls educating people about the Central Government schemes such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Aayushman Bharat and schemes related to Agriculture, Horticulture, disability pension etc. On the occasion, the Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries and presented them with the cheques related to welfare schemes.
The Minister said that Government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is committed to the development of UTs of J&K and Ladakh. He added that the benefits of Central Government schemes should reach the last man in the last queue. The Minister also emphasised upon strengthening of grass root level democracy by the Modi Government.
The Civil works on prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Vijaypur, Samba will start next month. This was announced by Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwani Kumar Choubey on his visit to the AIIMS site Vijaypur during the Central Government’s outreach programme today.
He said the AIIMS Project at Vijaypur will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,661 crore.
Former Minister C P Ganga, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo; Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Rohit Khajuria; Director (Coordination), New Medical Colleges Jammu, Yashpal Sharma; Joint Director (Planning) H&ME, Madan Lal and other concerned accompanied the Union Minister.
During the visit, Choubey took stock of present status of works and said that the civil works on the prestigious project would be taken up in the month of February.
The Union Minister also directed the DC Samba to make additional land available for the AIIMS project, if needed.
On the occasion, the Union Minister was informed that the tendering process has been finalized and a meeting will be held soon for the allotment of tenders.
Later, the Union Minister addressed a massive gathering at Panchayat Harsath in block Ghagwal of Samba district.
On the occasion, Choubey said that Government of India has launched host of schemes to uplift the disadvantaged sections of the society and enable them to live a sustainable and dignified life.
He said schemes like PMAY, PMGSY, Ayushman Bharat, Jan Ashudhi, Jan Arogya, Ujwala etc have enabled citizens welfare to a large extent. He inaugurated Jal Jeevan Mission, improvement and augmentation of WSS Harsath-Ghagwal. He said the two parties of the J&K have looted the State exchequer over the years that resulted in the underdevelopment of the erstwhile State. But with the formation of UT, there will be overall development of J&K and Ladakh people will get direct benefit of all public welfare schemes.
In Kathua district, Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan today e-inaugurated Rural Haat and various road projects under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) at Billawar.
He also reviewed progress of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes and presided over many functions during which he stressed on effective implementation of Government programmes to achieve result-oriented progress in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Minister also participated in a programme at Billawar Degree College where he highlighted the benefits of recent constitutional changes made by the Centre.
Highlighting the benefits of several flagship programmes of the Union Government, Muraleedharan said that 60 lakh beneficiaries have been benefitted under Ayushman Bharat scheme besides several Medical Colleges and AIIMS will provide impetus to the medical care in J&K.
The Union Minister was accompanied by CEO SMVDSB, Ramesh Kumar, ASP Kathua, Ramnish Gupta and ADC Billawar, Sandesh Kumar Sharma among others.
The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal addressed a public outreach programme at Basholi area of Kathua district today.
Stating that Jammu and Kashmir will usher in a new era of development, Meghwal said that Central Government is committed to ensure all-round progress of J&K.
He also interacted with local people and heard their problems.
He said that the dam-affected families of Basholi area, who have not yet received compensation will soon receive the amount besides other entitled benefits.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey conducted public outreach programme at block Dansal. He urged people to share ideas with Government at www,MyGov.in to usher direct participatory democracy.
He instructed for immediate opening of Skill Development Centre for Block Dansal. He visited Panchayats of Dansal in Jammu district including Tarah, Janakha and Dansal and interacted with residents there.
He said the Prime Minister and the Union Government are working with the objective of achieving equitable and sustainable development in the nation.
He was accompanied by MP Jammu -Poonch Lok Sabha constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma and officers.