‘Govt’s focus on augmenting absorption capacity to build new assets, boost economy’
PULWAMA, OCTOBER 31: Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment and Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu has said that the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir will give a fresh impetus to implementation of PDP-BJP “Agenda of Alliance” in the State.
Interacting with people during his visit to Pampore, Pulwama and Rajpora constituencies today, Dr Drabu said people in the State are expecting the Prime Minister to make tangible confidence building measures aimed at addressing the political and economic challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Drabu said the Government has identified power, agriculture, tourism, horticulture, handicrafts as thrust areas which have not only the potential to boost the State economy but create huge employment avenues for the local youth. He said there will be adequate flow of funds for these sectors to create a vibrant economy.
People at various places informed the Minister about the problems being faced by them and sought immediate mitigation of the same. The issues raised by locals included macadamisation of roads, augmentation of drinking and irrigation water supply, adequate power supply and upgradation of healthcare and educational facilities.
The Minister assured the locals that the issues raised by them would be flagged at the concerned quarters for immediate redress.
Legislators Mohammad Khalil Bandh and Zahoor Ahmad Mir, PDP General Secretary, Rafi Ahmad Mir and PDP District President Pulwama, Abdul Gani Vakil accompanied the Minister.