PC appreciates JK’s initiative on better healthcare,child sex ratio
Dr Syeda calls on Chief Secretary
Srinagar, Oct 11: The visiting Planning Commission team has appreciated ongoing initiatives undertaken by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to address issues related to healthcare of children and women besides ensuring gender equality and improving child sex ratio.
This was stated by the Member Planning Commission Dr Syeda Hameed during a meeting with the Chief Secretary Madhav Lal today on the conclusion of her four-day visit to the State. She was accompanied by reputed economist Dr Devika Jain.
On the occasion, the Chief Secretary said the State Government has taken various initiatives for empowerment of women and their active participation in the socio-economic development process.
Chief Secretary said that Panchayat Raj institutions in the State and election of women members to these grass root democratic institutions will boost women empowerment.
The Chief Secretary referred to various initiatives, flagship programmes and awareness campaigns launched in the State for women’s empowerment and to maintain the male female child sex ratio.
The members briefed the Chief Secretary about their visit to various hospitals, anganwari centres, educational institutions and interactions with several women groups including ASHA workers. “We found the attitude of women in the state remarkably vibrant towards varied economic activities and social issues related to them,” they said.
The members laid stress on educating the society with regard to child sex ratio and suggested that Panchayats nurturing development and education of girl child should receive special incentives from the government. During the interaction gender budgeting, women inclusive plan and other women specific issues were also discussed in detail.
The members also showed keen interest in the rich heritage of Jammu and Kashmir particularly in Srinagar City and emphasized the need for its preservation.
Meanwhile, the Planning Commission team completed its four day visit to the Valley. Dr Syeda appreciated ongoing initiatives being taken by the State Government to address issues related to health and care of children and women, including measures for ensuring gender equality and improving child sex ratio.
The Team has recommended constitution of a State Task Force on Care and Protection of the Girl Child, strengthening and harmonizing the implementation of legislation related to girls and women, especially PC & PNDTA.
Meanwhile, the Planning Commission team visited various areas of district Budgam to take stock of the various ongoing projects in the health and social welfare sectors. The team was accompanied by the District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Muhammad Rafi and concerned district officers.
The team visited district hospital, Budgam, Primary Health Centre (PHC) Ichgam and ICDS centre Ichgam.
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