UDHAMPUR: Announcing a series of new landmark projects for Udhampur, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today declared the setting up of an Akashwani Radio Station over one acre of land in the heart of city for which there had been a demand for the last 60 years, a Skill Development Institute at Battar Ballia Panchayat in the immediate vicinity of city, a State-of-the-art Auditorium at the cost of Rs 10 crores and 8 overhead bridges to be constructed within the city to reduce congestion.
Addressing a public meeting organised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as “Sushasan” rally, Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed that the much awaited proposal for cleaning of river Devika has been accepted by the Union Ministry of Environment and the initial survey has been concluded with collection of soila nd water samples. Another team of the Environment Ministry will soon visit and prepare an estimate for fund allocation from Union Finance Ministry, he said.
Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Jeevan Jyoti Yojana(DDUJJY), Dr Jitendra Singh said, 100% target for rural electrification of entire Udhampur District will be achieved by March 2017. In addition, he said, from his MPLAD fund, he had earlier allocated Rs. 20 lakh for building a community hall in the city and also an additional equal amount for building of foot bridges in the rural areas for convenience of villagers and school going children.
Responding to a demand by MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, Dr Jitendra Singh announced the setting up of a Panchayat Ghar at Chenani at the cost of Rs. 1 crore which will include community hall, sports stadium, children complex and other facilities. Meanwhile, the Kendriya Vidyalay at Chenani has been upgraded from March last year and the first batch of Class 11 will appear for exam in March this year. As far as the roads in Chenani Assembly segment are concerned, Udhampur-Goldie and Chenani-Palangat roads will be constructed from CRF, he added.
For Ramnagar, Dr Jitendra Singh announced setting up of a Degree College at Majalta for which the State Government had agreed to send a proposal which would be further pursued at the Union HRD Ministry. A community shed in Ramnagar town has already been sanctioned from the MPLAD fund, he informed.