Govt believes in sustained action than rhetoric: Sagar

Sagar Dec 28-3  SRINAGAR : Asserting that the Government has ushered an era of peace and development in the State by undertaking several developmental and welfare initiates which have been instrumental in changing the socio-economic profile of the State, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that certain parties by spreading rumours and lies are trying their best to negate the achievements registered by the coalition government and mislead the people.
The Minister was addressing a huge gathering after laying the foundation of model village at Warpora Sopore in Baramulla district being taken up by the Rural Development Department with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.12 crore. Member Parliament Mr. Sharief-ud-Din Shariq, MLA Rafiabad Mr. Javid Ahmad Dar, MLA Sopore, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ganai, Director Rural Development Kashmir, Mir Altaf Ahmad, Additional District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Mr. Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, SDM Sopore, Mr. Hanief Balkhi and other senior officers of the district administration were present on the occasion.Sagar Dec 28
Maintaining that the development has been registered in every domain, the Minister said that special thrust has been laid on the vital sectors of health, education besides providing effective road connectivity to the villages, augmentation of water supply schemes and power has also been done. He said that the Government has undertaken these initiatives without giving the preferential treatment to any area but on equitable basis by undertaking several flagship programmes which have been instrumental in changing the socio-economic profile of the people living in these areas.Sagar Dec 28-2
Referring to the recent statements of a political party, the Minister said that they are myopic and instrumental in enactment of certain draconian laws, which have been responsible for the miseries inflected on the people of the State. He said that the present government does not believe in mere rhetoric but in sustained action.
Appealing the people to come forward and avail the maximum benefits of the welfare schemes undertaken by the government for ensuring holistic development of the state, besides elevation of the economic profile of the people, the Minister said that by doing so they would be exhibiting a participatory role in the day to day governance.
Member Parliament, Mr. Sharief-ud-Din Shariq while speaking on the occasion said that the Government has ensured need based development of people living in backward and remote areas and in this regard several schemes have been launched which have been responsible in changing the socio-economic profile of the people living in these areas, besides providing a much needed employment opportunities to the people at their doorsteps.
MLA Rafiabad, Mr. Javid Ahmad Dar and MLA Sopore, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ganai also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the developmental initiates undertaken by the Government for ensuring holistic development of the State.
Earlier, the Minister distributed cheques worth Rs. 2.5 lakh among the fire victims of Tujgari Mohalla, Nowhatta Srinagar out of his Constituency Development Fund.

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