Underlining the importance of better road facility for the development of the region minister for food civil supplies and consumer affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said that the better quality of road is the pre-requisite for the development of an area and once an area is connected with road than its development is assured.
He was addressing gathering after kick starting the macdamisation work of Rajouri -Darhal road.The macdamisation of Rajouri -Darhal road was a long pending demand of the people of this region as they were suffering badly due do delapidated condition of this road. Rajouri-Darhal road being an important road link connect thousand of the people of various villages and once macadamised it will facilitate these people by making this journey easy.
Expressing satisfaction over the achievement of the present coalition government during the past two years the minister said the present government is fully committed for the overall development of all the regions of the state and special focus is being paid on the road connectivity. Many important road projects have been completed in the state and work is going on many other projects which will connect many other areas of the state. Beside the state sector share the funds recieved under Pardhan Mantri gram Sarak Yojna will further strengthen the road network of the state. "The government is committed to connect every nook and corner of the state with better road facilty", he said.
He said that Darhal Road is an important road which was in ramshakle condition. He said that he prioritise the road for macdimisation which will be completed soon. He added that other roads of his consituency will also be macdimised and people will be given better roads in near future.
Later minister laid foundation stone of girls hostel at planger. Being constructed at a cost of 2.82 crore this hostel will provide accommodation to one hundred girls. The minister said that education sector has undergone tremendous positive change and many new initiative have been taken up by the government to streamline this department. "in order to overcome with the problem of accommodation for the girls the government is constructing girls hostel in all the educationally backward blocks of the state so that the poor girls should not stop their educational journey because of the lack of hostel", he said. The minister also stressed upon the people to educate thier wards with special emphasis on the girl child as it is very necessary for the overall development of the society.
Stressing upon the need for the timely completion of the developmental works the minister asked the executive agencies to gear up their men and machinery so that the developmental projects could be completed well it time and the benefit of these projects could percolate to people of the area.
The minister also asked the district administration to hold the regular meeting of the officers and officials of the executive agencies so that the projects are completed in stipulated time period " The periodical review of the developmental works should be a feature of the administrative functioning", he said.
Congratulating the people of the Rajouir for maintaining peace and harmony in the region at a time when whole valley is suffering badly due to the unrest the minister said that the people of this region have developmental approach and they know that their better future is in development and not in the turmoil. The minister said that there are few elements which are trying to create problem in the prevailing peaceful atmosphere of this region but they don't know that people of this region had been subjected to many test in various tough times and they proved the spirit of brotherhood and harmony every time.