Providing road connectivity to rural and far flung areas of the State is priority of the Government.This was stated by Minister for roads and buildings Mr. Abdul Majid Wani during his visit to Behota, Lal Draman and Bimal Nag.He was also accompanied by Minister for Tourism and culture Mr. G.A Mir and MLA Inderwal Mr. G.M Saroori.Mr. Wani while addressing public gatherings at Behota, Lal Draman and Bimal Nag said that road connectivity is imperative for development of all other sectors including tourism sector and government is committed for providing road connectivity to rural, far flung and hither to other unconnected areas of the State. He also said that erstwhile district Doda is endowed with pristine natural beauty which can only be explored by providing road connectivity.He said development of tourist related infrastructure at these tourist spots will definitely help in improving the socio-economic status of the people living in these areas.The Minister also said that Government is committed to provide basic facilities like road connectivity, electricity, schools, health care etc to the people of the state. Appreciating the Central Government for providing liberal funding to the State, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani said that Centre is providing liberal funds to the State for its comprehensive development. Minister appealed to the youth to come forward and avail benefits of various central and state Govt. sponsored self-employment schemes for setting up their own income generating units to become self-sufficient. He also appreciated the people of the area for maintaining age old tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood, and appealed to the people to remain vigilant about the anti-social elements who always try to disturb peace and harmony.
Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr. G.A Mir also spoke on the occasion and reiterated the commitment of Government for developing tourism in rural and far flung areas of the state. He said that development of tourism sector in these areas is top priority of the present coalition Government.Later, the Ministers along with MLA Inderwal inaugurated the Forest Rest House at Lal Draman constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 36.365 lacs. Addressing a DDC Doda Mr. Mubarak Singh, Chief Conservator Forest Mr. Roshan Jaggi, Conservator of Forests Mr. M.M Gupta besides other senior officers of District Administration were also present on the occasion.