Active public participation key to achieving development goals: LG

Lieutenant Governor (LG), GC Murmu Saturday stressed on active public participation for achieving the goals of development, besides giving shape to the bottom-up planning process for inclusive development.

The LG made the remarks during his visit to Pulwama district, where he interacted with several delegations and public representatives as part of the government’s initiative to get the first hand appraisal of the public issues.

He also e-inaugurated 19 developmental projects worth Rs 91.91 crore and laid foundation stones of various projects.

Around 20 delegations including representatives of PRIs, ULBs and several political parties; fruit growers; dairy farmers; Cold Stores association; Saffron Growers Association; Organic vegetable growers and others apprised the LG of their issues and sought his intervention to resolve them.

The members of the delegations projected issues and demands pertaining to empowerment of Panchayats, special package for unemployed youth, beautification and development of Pulwama town, upgradation of education sector, strengthening of road network, establishment of fruit mandi, development of irrigation sources and others.

The LG assured the members of the delegations that their concerns would be taken up on priority for early resolution and directed the officers to initiate the necessary measures.

He observed that strengthening of PRIs and ULBs was priority of the government, and asked the locals to avail maximum benefit of the various welfare schemes.

He sought their active participation in developmental programmes launched by the government.