Terming peace crucial for undertaking developmental activities, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said her Government is conscious of the difficulties of people in border and far-flung areas and efforts are apace to mitigate their sufferings.
The Chief Minister said this after laying the foundation stone of a model village which would be developed at a cost of Rs. 22 crore, an official handout said.
The Chief Minister said the power generating and receiving stations in the area will be examined by the departments concerned. "Till that is that is done, the solar lights would be provided to the inhabitants of the area," she said. In his address, Minister for Rural Development Department, Abdul Haq Khan stressed the need for strict monitoring and supervision while completing the Model Village project.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the Manwan village of Awoora and conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved family of constable Muhammad Qasim who was killed in Kugam on May 1 when a bank cash van was attacked by unknown assailants.
She said the Government would take all possible steps for the rehabilitation of the dependents of the slain cop.