My govt success story of peace, development: CM
Mughal Road Was Sheikh Abdullah’s Dream
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sep 9: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday said that the last three and a half years of his government are a success story of progress on both peace and development fronts. He said that restoration of peace has helped to carry forward development programmes on faster pace and attend the public grievances with more attention and concentration.
Addressing a public gathering at Dubjan after laying foundation of Eco-Tourism Village at Heerpora on Mughal Road from Shopian side, the Chief Minister said that his endeavor is to take peace dividends to every household and lay strong edifice for peaceful and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir where justice and good-governance would rule the roast.
Underlining the economic importance of Mughal Road, Omar Abdullah said that by completion of this road the dream of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah to connect the Valley with Poonch and Rajouri via Shopian and open up backward pockets for economic betterment has been realized.
He said that development of eco-villages along the picturesque scenery overlapping Mughal Road would attract nature lovers and tourists in this area helping in generation of economic activities for the people.
The Chief Minister asked the people to participate in afforestation and be actively involved in safeguarding the forests of the State. He said that felling of a tree takes a minute while growing a tree takes years. “We all have to contribute in protecting our forest wealth”, he said and described forests significantly important in maintaining State’s ecology and environment.
Omar said that upliftment of backward and remote areas receive additional attention in the planning and development process. He said he himself monitors the development and upliftment of backward pockets and weaker sections of the society regularly.
The Chief Minister said that empowering common people to make administration answerable and ask questions to the government for its every action and performance is his endeavor and through this initiative he intends to bring in good-governance and transparency besides curbing corruption.
The Chief Minister thanked the Central Government for providing financial support to the State for construction of this road and said that the road has started percolating economic benefits to the people in this remote area.
Minister for Forest, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Minister for Tourism, Nawan Rigzin Jora and Minister of State for R&B, Javid Ahmad Dar were accompanying the Chief Minister. They also addressed the public meeting.
The Eco-Tourism Village Heerpora is being developed at a cost of Rs 70 lakh of which Rs 50 lakhs would be spent on infrastructure and Rs 20 lakhs on capacity building of youth of the area for taking to tourism as a means for earning livelihood.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated Tented Colony of Wildlife at Dubjan and laid foundation of Shelter Shed at Peer Ki Gali. He also laid foundations for other forest, wildlife and tourist infrastructures in the area.
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