51 delegations, 1000 individuals meet CM
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Srinagar, July 6: Underscoring the importance of authentic BPL list for comprehensive planning and development of the population living Below Poverty Line (BPL), Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that he has sensitized the concern departments about a fresh survey of BPL families in accordance with the census 2011.
Speaking to a group of BPL families who called on the Chief Minister here at Awami Mulakat here and apprised him of the matters relating to the welfare, Omar said that the legitimate list of BPL families is imperative to ensure benefits to them.
“There are a number of schemes for such families in health, education, CAPD and other sectors. A foolproof survey to compile the authentic list is need of the hour so that benefits percolate to them smoothly”, he said adding that directions for this purpose have already been given. He said amelioration of the weaker sections and families living below poverty line was the priority of his government.
To a group of artisans, Omar Abdullah said that promotion of handicrafts sector has been underlined as a focused area. “This is the sector promising larger job opportunities and economic activities to the people in the state”, he said maintaining that art and craft of Kashmir and the magical skill of artisans require proper nurturing for growth and development. “My government is aware of the importance as such various measures have been taken in this direction”, he said and assured the artisans of the full support and assistance from the government for promotion of handicrafts and welfare of the artisans.
To a deputation of Almond Growers, the Chief Minister said that cultivation of dry fruits like almond and walnut has been one of the most important economic activities of the people in the State. He told them that the schemes aimed at encouraging cultivation of dry fruits in the State would be helped by the government. He said Horticulture Department has number of schemes in this direction which needed to be taken advantage by the growers.
As many as 51 deputations and over a 1000 individuals met the Chief Minister at his Wednesday Awami Mulakat here and apprised him of various demands pertaining to the development in their areas.
The individuals presented the representations of matters of personal nature seeking the Chief Minister’s intervention for redressal of grievances.
The Chief Minister issued on spot orders on matters of public importance while other representations presented to him were forwarded to the concerned quarters for early necessary action.
A deputation from Ganderbal led by MLC Ali Muhammad Bhat in its interaction with the Chief Minister discussed issues pertaining to the Central University. The deputation expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for the holistic development process started by his government all across the State.
The deputations from Kupwara, Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Budgam, Beerwah, Srinagar, Pampore, Lethpora, Anantnag, Homeshalibug, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kangan, Kulgam, Zainapora and various other areas raised development issues pertaining to their localities and sought the Chief Minister’s help in launching special schemes in their localities.
They also apprised the Chief Minister of their difficulties and grievances on development front. They lauded the Chief Minister’s initiative for establishing Panchayat Raj in the State and congratulated him for the conduct of free and fair panchayat polls in the State.
Various deputations including those of teachers, doctors, daily wagers, fishermen, artisans, boatmen, causal labours, SMHS workers, etc. in their meetings with the Chief Minister apprised him of their difficulties and sought his intervention for the redressal.
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