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Govt aims empowering rural areas through environment-friendly tech interventions: LG

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Awam Ki Awaz

Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said the government has set the goal of empowering rural areas by making a science & technology-based and environment-friendly action plan for sustainable techno-economic development of the villages of J&K.

According to an officials press release, responding to the insights received from Chandra Bhushan, a resident of Udhampur, pertaining to maximizing the use of tools of knowledge-technology era to bridge the gap between towns and villages and promoting the concept of Cillage, the LG applauded him for his sensible propositions.

As per the press release, Bhushan termed the programme ‘Awam ki Awaz’ by the LG a massive outreach programme for participatory governance in the Union Territory.

He said that with the start of the radio programme ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, people have found a reliable platform to project their views regarding good governance, the press release said.

It said Bhushan also suggested that the Tourism department must be run by functionaries having relevant expertise of the concerned department. He said the government should harness the skills and knowledge of professional manpower which is available within and outside the department.

He also suggests that present tourism boards of other states of the country have upgraded themselves with respect to strengthening of manpower and creation of dedicated sections for the department of tourism with respect to market segmentation for the available products.

He asked the tourism boards to devise a roadmap for future plans with respect to upliftment of Tourism department in terms of availability of professional manpower so that the department may remain at par with the world tourism industry, the press release informed.

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