Rural infrastructure getting focused attention: DyCM

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 26: Flagging up gradation of rural infrastructure as priority area, Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, said exemplary development initiatives have been taken for the purpose and focused attention is being paid to core areas of roads, energy, water supply, health and education.
He said mega-projects have been launched all across the State to develop rural packets on modern lines and to take the development revolution to every nook and corner.
“Exemplary development taken initiated taken by the Government clearly show seriousness of current dispensation towards all round development of the State”, said Tara Chand.
Continuing with the drive to reach out to people and bring administration to their doorsteps, Tara Chand conducted 2-day extensive tour to different areas of constituency and convened a series of public rallies and inspection of various ongoing development works.
Lauding unprecedented support of the Central Government, the Deputy Chief Minister said that with the help of liberal funding, major development initiatives have been taken and the State Government has launched mega projects for all round development of all the three regions of the State.
He said two cluster model villages have been sanctioned and work on the same is going on at fast pace. All the villages coming up under these clusters would be developed on modern lines with required infrastructure, he added. He said with completion of the cluster model village project, 31 villages of Pallanwala area would be facilitated with several specialized schemes in education, health, communication sewerage and drainage, agriculture and above all provision for a bus terminal and development of tourist attraction spots in the area.
Asking executing agencies to speed up the pace of work on the project, Tara Chand said special package of Rs. 16 crore has been announced for the model village and no delay would be tolerated in its completion.
Responding to the demands projected by the people, the Deputy Chief Minister directed for constructing deep drain in the area and assured that all genuine demands would be met on priority.


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