Rural connectivity vital for J&K’s growth: LG Sinha
The Lieutenant Governor of Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha said that rural road connectivity is vital for growth and development of Jammu and Kashmir.
His remarks came when he visited Kud area of Udhampur district in connection with Back to Village phase three (B2V3) programme.
According to an official handout, the Lt Governor’s visit witnessed a push to the developmental process in the area with inauguration of more than 50 developmental works and the foundation stone of 12 developmental works executed under MGNREGA, 14th FC & 15th FC and B2V work.
Gram Panchayat Accreditation Plans for Panchayat Pachote and Upper Kud were also unveiled on the occasion.
Sinha also laid the foundation stone for construction of three rooms which include science lab, art craft room and library room at Kud with approved cost of Rs 43.97 lakhs under central government’s ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme. He also laid the foundation stone for construction of water supply scheme at Pachote Sangyote, at a cost of Rs 469.36 lakhs under District Sector NABARD.
While inaugurating the construction of a road by way of interlocking tiles from the main road to Government Higher Secondary School, Kud under Back to Village programme, Sinha observed that the rural road connectivity is a prerequisite for growth and development of the area.
The projects inaugurated by LG Sinha included construction and renovation of PWD roads, PMGSY roads, bridle paths, Panchayat Ghar buildings, tractor roads, culverts, repair of nallahs, CSC’s etc, which will benefit a large number of people especially the rural population.
People expressed gratitude to Sinha for reaching out to the inaccessible and hitherto untouched areas and beginning a new chapter of development.
The Lt Governor exhorted the officers to prioritize paving of a strong road network in these areas to ensure added opportunities of tapping the potential of the area for rural transformation.
During his visit, Sinha also distributed kisan credit cards, golden cards under Ayushman Bharat scheme, domicile certificates, power tillers under Horticulture sector, sports kits etc., among the beneficiaries.
He also handed over pension sanction orders under Social Welfare department and other sanction letters to the beneficiaries.
Sinha interacted with officers and had a detailed review of the implementation of government schemes on the ground, besides taking feedback from the beneficiaries.