GUREZ: Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Mr. Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today said that the coalition Government headed by Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah is committed to the welfare of the people adding that all the resources have been pooled to provide basic facilities at their doorsteps.
The Minister was interacting with the people at different places during his tour to various areas including Buglinder, Saradaab, Kashpot and Puani Tulail Villages of Tehsil Gurez.
Mr. Gurezi said the present Government is particularly concerned about the condition of people living in hitherto neglected and backward areas adding that special budgetary provisions have been kept for the development of bad pockets.
He said the Government has embarked upon an integrated and comprehensive plan to improve road connectivity in the scattered and remote areas of the State. “Unless road network is improved and expanded up to remote areas overall development of the State will remain a distant dream,” Mr. Gurezi maintained, adding that keeping in view this fact, focused attention has been paid in the planning process towards construction of road network in bad pockets.
Earlier, the Minister met with a group of students of Government Degree College, Gurez at Dawar who are visiting Tuilal area for on-spot picnic. The Minister while interacting with the students said that excursion gives a knowledge exposure about the environment and culture of other places. He asked them to work hard and learn education as education is key to overall development.
Later, the Minister convened a meeting with the Tehsil level officers and reviewed the stock position of food grains and other essentials. The Minister directed them to ensure adequate drinking water, power and ration supply to the consumers during the holy month of Ramadhan, so that people do not face any inconvenience.