DyCM inaugurates Rs 4.78 cr development projects

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 24: Expressing gratitude to UPA Government headed by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for liberal funding to the State, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand today said that this has immensely helped the State to achieve new dimensions in every development field.
“The collaborative efforts of Centre and the State Government have really made a remarkable progress in socio-economic emancipation of people of the State especially those living in rural and far off pockets”, he maintained.
The Deputy Chief Minister said this while addressing a large public gathering at Bardoh in Khour after inaugurating 175 mt steel foot suspension bridge over river Manawar Tawi at Jogwah completed at a cost of Rs. 3.42 crore. He called upon the people to come forward and supplement Government efforts to ensure equitable development of every part of the State.
He also inaugurated Lift Irrigation Scheme Mukeri completed at a cost of Rs. 70 lakh under AIBP scheme which will create 142 hect potential agriculture land.
Another Lift Irrigation Scheme Dhakkar was also inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister which was completed at a cost of Rs. 66 lakh to create 103 hect potential agriculture land.
Deputy Chief Minister exhorted upon the officers to ensure that the benefit of various development and welfare scheme reach to the deserving beneficiaries in time. He emphasized on regular monitoring of the development works, besides redressing grievances of the people.
On the occasion, sarpanchs, panchs and local people apprised the Deputy Chief Minister of their grievances and demands which included occupation of cultivable land under Army for border fencing, road connectivity, regular ration supply, potable drinking water, etc.
Tara Chand directed Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma to take up the matter with Army authorities so that the people can cultivate their agriculture land. He also directed XEn R&B to ensure better road connectivity in border areas and make a proposal for construction of Chaprial to Bardoh road in consultation with Revenue and Army authorities.
Regarding shortage of ration supply in some areas, the Deputy Chief Minister instructed the Deputy Commissioner to take up the matter with Director CAPD for early disposal.
He suggested Sarpanchs and Panchs to finalize various development programme in their respective areas by organizing regular Gram Sabhas in consultation with people.
Deputy Chief Minister was informed that the Bardoh Irrigation scheme has not been properly functioning. He directed the Irrigation Department to submit new Irrigation scheme proposal.
Deputy Chief Minister assured the people that all their genuine demands would be addressed at the earliest and issued on spot instructions to the concerned officers for early disposal of the issues brought up in the public meeting.

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