Renuka Singh interacts with DDC, BDC members, others at Kulgam
Visits Aharbal, plants Chinar saplings
Srinagar: As part of the ongoing public outreach programme of the Central Government, Union Minister of State (MoS) Tribal Affairs, Renuka Singh, today visited District Kulgam and held a detailed interaction with DDC chairperson, DDC members, BDC members, other PRI representatives and various public delegations.
While interacting with PRI representatives and local delegations, the MoS said that the government has launched many welfare schemes that will change the socio-economic condition of the tribal population and asked them to take due benefits of these schemes.
She highlighted that the Union Government headed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is focusing on development of Jammu and Kashmir and added that the government is working on various flagship programmes aimed to develop socio-economic status of the people.
The MoS also said that Government is focused on equitable development of Jammu and Kashmir and developmental wheel has gained momentum under the leadership of Prime Minister.
During her extensive tour to the district, the Minister also visited high density apple orchards and interacted with progressive farmers.
She also inspected the stalls installed by various departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, ICDS, Health, Social Welfare, Handloom/Handicrafts, Industries and Commerce, Youth Services and Sports, NRLM, Animal and Sheep Husbandry etc to showcase the schemes, goods and services provided by them.
During the visit, the minister also distributed farm machinery among beneficiaries.
During the visit, the MoS visited Aharbal and interacted with several delegations including tribal, Gujjar Bakerwal delegations, members of Panchayat Raj Institutions, SHG members youth Club members and various public delegations who apprised the minister about various issues and demands of their areas.
The Tribal delegations complimented government for implementation of FRA Act and conducting this public outreach programme to listen the issues and demands of people.
At Aharbal, the minister also planted chinar saplings.
Later on, the minister also chaired a meeting with the senior officers of district and reviewed the overall developmental scenario of the district.
Secretary Tribal Affairs, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din-Bhat, SSP, Kulgam, GV Sandeep, and other senior officers of district administration attended the meeting.
DDC, Chairperson, Mohammad Afzal Parray, VC, DDC, Shazia Jan and other DDC members were also present during the meeting.