New Delhi (NVI): Every possible help to the district administrations in their endeavor towards overall growth and development in Jammu and Kashmir will be assured, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said today.
He was speaking at an event to e-inaugurate various roads constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
These roads have been constructed in Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts of the Jammu division.
The total length of these roads is over 137 km and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 74.74 crore.
During the meeting, he also reviewed the progress of all centrally sponsored schemes (CSSes) being executed in Udhampur district.
Jitendra Singh also said that the main focus of the central government is to empower the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Jammu and Kashmir.
He advised officials to cooperate and ensure that all funds and functions are transferred to PRIs as per government circulars.
He asked Block Development Council chairpersons to submit the list of left out areas that require road connectivity to the PMGSY department in consultation with PRIs.
The minister said, “Under the government’s initiatives, a large number of industries are to be established in the Union Territory.”
Singh also asked the local youth to come forward and join hands with industrialists to become entrepreneurs.
He chaired a meeting of the Kathua district development coordination and monitoring committee today.
Jitendra congratulated the department for completing the projects in time and said that the central government under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed for overall development of J&K.
Among other Divisional Commissioners of all the six districts, officers and officials of the concerned departments and public representatives were present on the occasion.