Minister for Forests and Social Welfare, Bali Bhagat, today informed that 100 toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) would be constructed in the Kangrail Panchayat of Domana Constituency during the current year.
This was informed by the minister during an extensive tour of Raipur-Domana Constituency along with Jammu-Poonch MP, Jugal Kishore Sharma. During the tour, they took stock of the developmental works and people's grievances.
During their tour, they inaugurated a culvert at Domana constructed at a cost of Rs 3 lakh under MPLAD and also laid foundation stone of a playground to be developed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh under Model Village Programme at Panchayat Kangrail.
Addressing a largely attended public meeting at Panchayat Kangrail, the minister said that coalition government is committed to the holistic development of every nook and corner of the state under a well-knit programme.
He said, the people will see a sea change on the ground during the next some months as the results of the decisions taken during the past six months will start giving dividends. He said, the period of six months by any regime is too small to judge its performance, but the government is making sincere efforts to mitigate the problems of the people on priority.
The minister announced construction of 100 toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the Kangrail Panchayat during the current year. He directed the Block Development Officer to identity the deserving beneficiaries on priority and start the work immediately. He said, a community hall has also been approved to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh in the Panchayat as a part of Model Village convergence. He also highlighted the social welfare schemes like Laadli Beti, Aasra and pension schemes which are aimed at uplifting the profile of the rural people and asked them to avail full benefits of these schemes.
Jugal Kishore Sharma highlighted the programmes and policies of the centre and state governments and said that it is endeavor of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure all round development of Jammu and Kashmir to make it a prosperous state in the country.
He said, the financial package of Rs. 80,000 crore announced by the Prime Minister will transform the state's profile.
Asking the people to judge the performance of the coalition government by its actions and quality works on ground, Jugal said the government is fully focusing on the quality standards and transparency at all levels to ensure optimum use of funds.
He said the central government has already sanctioned Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road for 4-laning which will provide best alternate option to the people to visit Kashmir via Mughal road.
To mitigate the long pending demand of the people of the border areas Khour and Pargwal, the government is contemplating to construct a bridge over River Chenab around Jourian to connect dozens of villages, he said.
He said, the proposal is under the active consideration of the central government and shortly a decision is expected.
Prominent local leaders among those present on the occasion included, Sukhdev Singh, Omi Khajuria, Madhu Sudhan Sharma, Pawan Salathia and Ved Parkash Sharma.
Later, the minister also participated in an annual day function of R.P. High School at Ban Talab and distributed prizes among the meritorious students who excelled in the academic as well co-curricular activities.
Chairperson, RP High School, Swarn Lata Manhas gave resume of the activates of the school and Principal Omesh Manhas present vote of thanks on the occasion