Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad today said that the present dispensation is committed to ensure holistic development and measures are afoot to upgrade infrastructure under core sectors to achieve the goal of sustained development of the State.The Minister said this during interacting with various public deputations during his extensive tour of various villages in Pampore Constituency after launching macadamization and other developmental projects in the area. He said that the Mehbooba Mufti led Government has given top priority to provide better road facility to all habitations including remote and far-flung areas to ensure speedy and all-round development of all areas of the State. He said similarly, water and drinking water facility along with good health, education and power services are being ensured.The Minister said that the Constituency has witnessed unprecedented development in all sectors during the tenures of former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed be it the construction of roads, opening of health and educational institutions, providing drinking water and irrigation facilities.
He said to promote saffron cultivation in the area a number of water pumps and sprinkle irrigation pumps have been constructed under the Saffron Mission. He said Degree College at Pampore and a large number of high and higher secondary schools have been opened in the Constituency to ensure increased access to quality education. He said AIMMS and Nursing College at Awantipora and upgradation of facilities at other health centres has ensured improved health care in the Constituency.Enroute, several deputations met the Minister and apprised him about their individual and collective problems related to construction of lanes, culverts, replacement of damaged poles and early sanctioning of timber on concessional rates. The Minister gave them a patient hearing and assured them that all of their genuine demands will be looked into and redressed on priority.