Jammu and Kashmir News
KATHUA, SEPTEMBER 24- The present coalition government is keen to equip the kandi, hilly and other far off areas with good roads, electricity, schools and health care facilities besides strengthening of other development infrastructure to improve their socio economic status. This was stated by Minister for Health Medical Education and ARI Training, Ch. Lal Singh while addressing a Public Grievance Redressal Camp at Jakhole in Kathua today.
While giving detail account of the important projects of the area, the minister said roads are vital for speedy development of any area. He disclosed that over Rs 20 crore road projects are in offing which will help in building a road web in the kandi areas. He said PMGSY is another flagship scheme which can mitigate the miseries of people of kandi and much can be achieved by connecting maximum habitations to benefit people.
Ch Lal Singh appealed people to avail the ‘Laadli Beti’ scheme under which government will provide Rs 12,000/- annually into the account of girl child who on attaining the age of 21 can get Rs 6, 50,000/- for her important needs.
The Health Minister added that the health care facilities to every child are the duty of the government and upto the age of 18 years every ailment of the child shall be taken care by the health department.
He disclosed that the Juthana Bridge will be an important link to connect with cut off areas of the district and will address the connectivity problem of the area. He directed DFO Kathua to speed the forest clearance work so that project can be speed up.
Ch Lal Singh passed directions to XEN PWD &XEN PMGSY to speed up the road work and complete the work within stipulated time with special focus on the quality of the work. He said the Kandi area is easily prone to water scarcity and assured that more Water Supply Scheme will be taken up to address the drinking water needs of the area.
While responding to the demands of the locals regarding road connectivity, crates, electric poles, water pipes and shortage of teaching staff, the minister directed the concerned officers to take up the issues and address their demands on priority.
The minister also called for regular Veterinary Check-Up cum Awareness camp to educate and facilitate people at their doorsteps.
DC Kathua Ramesh Kumar, CMO, AD (CAPD), XEN PDD, XEN PHE, XEN PMGSY, CEO, district and tehsil level officers and large number of people were also present.