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J&K is crown of India, govt making all round efforts for its overall development: Union minister

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Rajouri: As a part of the special public outreach program of the Central government to J&K, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Pratima Bhoumik today said that J&K is the crown of India and government is steadfast, making all-round efforts for its overall development.

According to an official press release, the minister said that the basic objective of the public outreach program is to assess ground-level development across all the sectors and to review the implementation of all the central government schemes and programmes in the district.

She also said that the government is working on the idea of ‘Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas’ and thus, all round, holistic and sustainable development across every sector of J&K is the top priority of the Central government.

The minister further “said that after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir, all welfare schemes and programs have been implemented in J&K and many have reached 100 percent of their saturation which is a positive sign.”

Underlining scores of measures being taken to meet the developmental aspirations of the border residents, the minister said that the government is very serious about the safety and protection of all the border residents and has thus taken several initiatives for their welfare. “The contribution of border residents is immense as they work shoulder to shoulder with our security forces for the maintaining peace in the border areas,” she added.

Stating that there is a huge potential of tourism in border destinations, she said that it is the high time to explore these tourist spots to uplift the socio-economic status of the border residents.

The minister also highlighted scores of welfare schemes and programs launched by the government and said that it is committed to ensure transparency and accountability at every cost.

The minister also interacted with the DDC members, BDC chairpersons and PRIs at Nowshera who apprised her about a number of issues and demands of their areas and sought immediate redressal of the same.

The minister also said that the government is working on the concept of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” which aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and UTs in India, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.

Later, the minister also inaugurated a road from ‘Malyan Di to Dal’ to be completed under NABARD RIDF XXV to be built at the cost of rs 2.45 crores with a total length of 2.6 kms.

DDC Rajouri, Vikas Kundal; SSP, Mohammad Aslam; ADDC, Pawan Kumar; DFO Nowshera, Neelima; ADC Kalakote, Krishan Lal; ADC Nowshera, Kartar Singh; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; PO ICDS, Shoket Mehmood Malik and other officers from district administration were present on the occasion.

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