Govt committed to equitable dev of JK: Minister
Jammu, Feb 13: Minister for CA&PD and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon today reiterated the resolve of the coalition government to provide equal opportunity of development and prosperity to all the three regions of the State.
Speaking at the Annual Day Celebration of All Kargil Students Association Jammu, he said the commitment of the Chief Minister to provide due share of development and prosperity had started fructifying the results on ground.
“One ray is conspicuously the recently declared combined service results in which 11 candidates from Ladakh region have successfully qualified. Of these seven candidates are from the Kargil district,” he said adding this had happened for the first time in the history of State that due share had been given to the Ladakh.
Akhoon expressed his gratitude to the Central government and the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in particular for sanctioning Rs. 500 crore for constructing power projects of different capacities in Ladakh region. Of which Rs. 270 crore have been allotted to Kargil district for completion of different power projects in Kargil district.
Divulging the steps taken by the government, he said 26 lecturers in different streams had been appointed from Kargil district and the district was receiving due share in every field keeping in view of its backwardness.
He said in Srinagar a boy’s hostel for Kargil district had already been completed and is providing accommodation facility to 50 boys of the district and added that a girl’s hostel will also be constructed during this year for the facility of girl students who are facing hardships in absence of accommodation. An additional block has also been constructed in the Kargil House at Srinagar which will be inaugurated in the coming summer season.
He said construction work of Boys hostel at Jammu with all modern facilities is apace and is nearing completion at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore. This will solve the problem of accommodation to a large extent being faced by the students from Kargil district, he added.
He also said that 6 kanals of land has also been acquired for construction of Kargil House at Jammu. Fencing and other construction work will be started soon in consultation with the authorities of Ladakh Hill Development Council of Kargil and other dignitaries. He also said that a Kargil House will also be constructed in the National Capital for which a piece of land of 1.5 kanals has been acquired in Dawarka, phase II, which will also minimize the problems of accommodation of the Kargil visiting at New Delhi.
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