Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh today conducted public outreach programme at Subash Stadium, Udhampur.
Commissioner Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment J&K, Sarita Chauhan, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, SSP, Rajiv Omparkash Pandey, ADDC, Ashok Kumar, BDC Chairpersons, and other district Officers besides Councillors ,Sarpanches , Panches , Ex-MLA , Udhampur and large number of prominent citizens attended the programme.
The outreach programme witnessed participation of BDC Chairpersons, Councilors, Sarpanches, Panches and general public hailing from different areas of the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that the objective of holding public outreach programme is to disseminate the information about various government schemes and to take review of implementation of these schemes on the ground. He said that various projects already sanctioned for the district are under execution and these projects will take Udhamphur to new heights of development.
Dr Singh said that government has taken various initiatives for the development of Union Territory of J&K. He said that by removing the Lakhanpur Toll Plaza various commodities are available at low rate. He said that Government is committed for equitable development of all without any discrimination.
Dr. Singh appreciated initiatives of DDC Udhampur in conceptualizing project Jeevika and developing an IT App Sakoon-e-Awam. He hoped that these initiatives will be replicated in whole country. He also gave Rs 40 lakh from MPLAD for the project Jeevika and asked DDC Udhampur to take some other projects in convergence with MPLAD.
While responding to the demands of local representatives, Dr. Singh ensured that election to 3rd tier of PRI will be held shortly. Dr. Singh stressed on empowerments of PRIs and also ensured that all the demands of the district Udhampur will be full-filled on priority.
During the programme, different government departments like Agriculture, Health, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, etc. had set up their stalls for the general public regarding awareness of different Government schemes. Dr. Singh also inspected various departmental stalls on the occasion. He also distributed invoices under PM-Kisan scheme, Ayushman Bharat Golden cards, invoices for pensioners, and sports kits under Khelo India on the occasion.
Later, Dr. Singh also visited the Chhattrambli, Panchayat Chak Rakwalan where he inaugurated the Jeevika project conceptualized by District Administration Udhampur. He also interacted with the farmers and advised adopting mushroom cultivation, organic farming and using vermi compost in their area to increase their agriculture income.
During the visit Dr. Singh inaugurated/ laid foundation stone of various ongoing works which include Augmentation of 33/11 KV, 6.3 MVA to 10 MVA at receiving station Devika Ghat & Dhar road, installation of 1.60 MVA 22O/132 KV/11 KV Transformer at Grid station, approach road to Disaster Management Complex at Birwan, construction of road from Pad Devta bridge to Kund Devta (Jaganoo), repair and renovation of old block of Dak Bunglow, modernization of club building complex , up gradation of PHE distribution network in Udhampur town, constructions of WSS Malad, Battal, Thanoa svail, Cupar Chang, Rathian Udhampur. Various works of RDD executed under 14th FC, MGNREGA, SBM, and PMAY.
He also inaugurated Murals made on walls of Subash Stadium. During a plantation drive, envisaged to emphasize significance of tress for saving our planet, Dr. Singh and Commissioner Secretary also planted plants in Subash Stadium.