Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said that in view of tourism emerging as global economic force, the present government has attached much importance to this sector for employment generation and poverty alleviation. He said tourism potential in each and every area of the state including Dooru area and its surroundings would be optimally exploited to give impetus to socio-economic activities.Addressing a public meetings at Nowgam, Halllan, Rainchogund and Thamankot in Dooru today, the Minister called upon the people to cooperate with the administration and executing agencies to help government in speedy completion of projects being carried out in the area and helpful in socio-economic transformation of the State.
The Minister said "Peace and tranquility is imperative to achieve the goal. Every citizen of the State have right of equal opportunities of development and prosperities,” and reaffirmed government’s resolve for uniform development and equal social justice to the people in all the three regions of the State. "Our endeavour is to provide all the basic and modern facilities to the people of the backward areas at par with their counterparts living in urban areas of the State," Mir asserted.
Mir cautioned the people about the forces inimical to peace, adding that some anti-social elements in order to satiate their vested interests are hell bent to vitiate the atmosphere of peace by raising frivolous issues. “But they will never succeed in their nefarious designs because the people are aware about their machination and double standards”, he said and added that they have neither any agenda nor any mass base and rely only on politics of lie and deceit. He said no body will be allowed to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the State.
The Minister reaffirmed that being a local representative, equal development of all the areas was my priority and no injustice would be done to any area of the Constituency on the developmental front. He assured the people that all their genuine developmental needs would be carry out in a phased manner.He also impressed upon the officers to solve the peoples’ genuine problems and developmental needs on priority. He also called upon the officers to ensure their frequent visits in remote and hilly areas for on- the-spot solution of the problems and developmental needs of the masses of these areas. The Minister exhorted the people to benefit from various schemes launched under various innovative programmes by the government for their economic emancipation. (KNS)