GoI committed to equitable, fast-track development: R K Singh
Union Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy, Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh today reiterated the
commitment of the central government to ensure equitable and fast-track
development projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
Minister was addressing a public outreach programme here along with Advisor to
Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar.
The programme was
attended by M Raju Secretary PDD, Yasha Mudgal MD JPDCL; Dr Sagar D Doifode,
DDC Doda; SSP Doda Mumtaz Ahmed, Chief Engineers; BDC Chairmans, President MC Doda, Sarpanches,
Panches, Ex-Legislators besides a large number of people.
In his address,
the Union Minister said that central government aims at long-term initiatives
for the equitable and sustainable development of Jammu and Kashmir. He said
emphasis will be laid on raising the living standards of the people of every
He asked the
people present during the programme to avail the benefits of various centrally
sponsored schemes like Ayushman Bharat, PM-KISSAN, PMAY etc, besides directed
the concerned to achieve 100%coverage under all the welfare programmes of the
programme, achievements like 100% implementation of DDUGJY and PMDP(R) in 252
villages of Jammu besides issuance of 42,000 KCC cards, issuance of soil health
cards, effective implementation of PM-KISSAN in the district were highlighted.
gathering, Advisor Bhatnagar appreciated the district administration for
carrying out various welfare programmes successfully. He also ensured that the
demands raised during the programme will be looked into and addressed
The Advisor also
highlighted the importance of Back to Village programme in addressing the basic
issues of the people of rural areas at their door-steps.
Later, the Union
Minister along with Advisor Bhatnagar inaugurated various stalls of line
departments exhibiting their products and schemes to sensitize people of the
Union Minister laid foundation stone of various mega projects of power
department. The projects whose foundation was laid included construction of
2×50 MVA, 220/33KV Grid station Nagrota, construction of 6.3MVA,33/11KV,
Receiving station at Shazadpur Jammu under IPDS, construction of 2×10 MVA,33KV,
Receiving station at Narandi Jammu under PMDP-U.
Minister also e-inaugurated water sports centre at Pul Doda, up-gradation of
electrical infrastructure of 12 Shrines in Jammu region, and augmented
transformation capacity from 50MVA 100MVA at 132/33KV Grid station Pounichak in
The projects were
inaugurated in presence of Advisor Bhatnagar, M Raju Secretary PDD, Yasha
Mudgal MD JPDCL, and DDC Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode.
At the outset,
DDC Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode presented a detailed report of progress on various
developmental projects in the district under various heads like district plan,
languishing projects, and Back to Village programme. He also informed about
various district level initiatives like Zimedari project, Conduct of Free
coaching classes etc.