Union MoS Education chairs review meeting in Budgam

MoS for Education, Annpurna Devi having meal with students at a school in Budgam.
MoS for Education, Annpurna Devi having meal with students at a school in Budgam.

Excelsior Correspondent
BUDGAM, Oct 21: Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir under the Central Government’s outreach programme today toured Budgam district and took a detailed review of implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and welfare initiatives during a meeting at Conference Hall Budgam.
The Minister said there should be no gap between J&K and other areas of India. She said every beneficiary should get benefit of all schemes of GoI. There are complete facilities like class rooms, toilets, uniforms, books, mid- day meals served under PM Poshan scheme and further development will take place in the education sector, she added.
The Minister said all the genuine demands of public will be adhered to by GoI and Government of UT of J&K. She said that the Union Government is committed towards welfare of its masses and outreach of its welfare schemes to genuine beneficiaries in fixed timeline.
On the occasion, she also e-inaugurated various projects and laid e-foundation stone of three road projects of R&B sector worth Rs 1939.00 crores, eight Water Supply Schemes under JJM worth Rs 65.71 crores, six roads under PMJSY and R& B worth Rs 39.17 crores and construction of Baba Naseer Mamath canal worth Rs 7.26 crore.
Among others, DDC Chairman Nazir Ahmad Khan, DC Budgam S F Hamid, Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain, SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem Khan, ADDC Budgam, ADC Budgam and all district and sectoral officers were present on the occasion.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam presented a detailed status of progress of schemes including Ayushman Bharat, PMAY, PMGSY, MGNERGA, BBBP, SBM, ICDS, Youth Start Up Loan Schemes, PM Poshan, SSA and other welfare schemes through a power point presentation.
Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain said that under the scheme “Talaash”, school drop outs and those who were never enrolled are searched and brought back to schools. So far as health is concerned, there are primary health centres functional in various areas of Budgam. DC Budgam apprised the Minister that 108 emergency number is functional in Budgam district and covid vaccination and immunization is 100 percent.