As a part of effective implementation of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in the district to commemorate the birth Anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Rashtriya Panchayati Raj Diwas was celebrated today at village Panjar Tehsil Moungri of district Udhampur.Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh was the chief guest while Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda, was the guest of honour on the occasion.Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar Senior Superintendent of Police, Rayees Bhat, ASP, Faisal Qureshi, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, Chief Education Officer, J.R Bhardwaj and other District and Tehsil level officers of various departments besides large number of prominent citizen were present on the occasion.While addressing the gathering, Dr. Singh said that the main objective of celebration of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is to make the common masses aware about the benefit of various social security Schemes. He informed that seven schemes have been launched by the government of India under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Saubhagya, Ujala scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Mission Indradhanush etc. He described the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan as one of the revolutionary and daring decisions taken by the present Government in the interest of poor people of the country.
Dr.Jitendra Singh reiterated the commitment of Central Government for strengthening Rural Economy through a series of Centrally Sponsored Schemes and flagship programmes.Earlier, Union Minister held a public grievances redress camp at village Panjar to get a detailed account of various problems faced by the people of this far flung area.During the camp, MoS Ajay Nanda and prominent citizens of the area apprised the Union Minister of the problems of their respective villages related to power and water supply, road connectivity, healthcare, shortage of staff in government educational institutions of Tehsil Moungri, Electrification of unelectrified areas, Implementation of Ujjwala Yojana, clearance of pending payments of PHE works, Opening of new bank branches in the area, dilapidated condition of various roads particular KaithGali to Moungri road. The common masses of the area also raised the demand of establishing a helipad at Moungri.Responding to people’s grievances, Dr. Singh asked the officers to ensure delivery of essential services to the people living in rural and far-off areas of the district at their doorsteps. He assured the public that their genuine demands and problems would be resolved at the earliest.Later, Union Minister accompanied by MoS Ajay Nanda distributed Gas connection among the beneficiaries Under PMUY on the occasion.