Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan, has said that the Government has set into motion a golden era of development and growth in the state.“Every possible resource is being mobilized and pooled to provide basic facilities to the people with focus on equitable opportunities of development and uniform justice to poor, backward and hilly areas” the Minister added. He said Government is abreast with the problems of the people and no stone will be left unturned to redress their grievances.Addressing a series of public meetings today at Mughlianmod, Manyal and Azmatabad in Rajouri, the Minister enumerated several measures taken for comprehensive development of the area. He said that besides upgradation of infrastructure under core sectors, the varied tourism potential of Rajouri and Poonch districts is being explored fully by developing scenic spots and upgradation of tourist related infrastructure. He said work on several tourism projects has already been completed while some projects would be completed during this fiscal and many more projects are in pipe line.
Shabir said ecofriendly tourism infrastructure worth Rs. 9.20 crore is being developed at Dara-ki-gali adding that upgradation of TRC Shadara Sharief besides creation of way site facilities along Mughal road is also apace worth crores of rupees.
Shabir assured the people that their genuine demands will be given due consideration and redressed in a time bound manner. He appealed the panchs and sarpanchs to act in close coordination with the local administration in the implementation of various welfare and flagship development programmes in their respective panchayats. He said coalition government is keen to uplift the socio-economic condition of the rural and hilly masses, adding that functional panchayats with infrastructure will pave way for rapid growth and progress.The Minister gave on spot directions to various departments to redress grievances and development needs of people on priority basis. He also exhorted upon the officers to complete the ongoing projects within the stipulated time ensuring quality as per norms. The Minister thanked the people for maintaining tranquility and law and order in the State. “Peace is pre-requisite to development and prosperity”,Shabir said and appealed the people to play their role in maintaining harmony between various sections of the society and the regions in the State.On developmental sector, the Minister said that the promises made by coalition government are being fulfilled one after one. “We have made new strides and laid a strong edifice for peaceful and economically sound Jammu and Kashmir”, he said adding that though everything has not been achieved in full yet the march on road to progress is firm and the intension of government to take the State to the new highs of prosperity and stability is sincere and clear.