Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan today reiterated that Government is committed for the development of remote and far flung areas besides improving the socio-economic condition of the people living in these areas.The Minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a Panchayat Ghar building at Mahore today.The Minister maintained that Government has ensured overall and need based development by ensuring that the benefit of the various welfare schemes percolates to the ground level.
Haq also called upon the people to come forward and avail the maximum benefits of the various schemes, adding that people’s participation is imperative for effective implementation of various schemes.He asked Panches and Sarpanches to work in synergy with the officers of various departments in formulating and implementation of various development programmes.Exhorting upon the officers to improve service delivery system, he said that it is duty of the administration to deliver efficiently and make sure that benefit of various schemes reach to the people at the grass root level.MLA Gulabgarh Mumtaz Khan, Director RDD Jammu Manohar Lal Raina, ACD Reasi Suram Chand Sharma, DPO Reasi Susheel Khajuria, district Officers, members of PRIs from various panchayats of adjoining areas and large number of people were also present on the occasion.Earlier, the Minister also met various delegations from Reasi and Arnas.
During the meeting with the Minister, the delegations put forth various demands related to the rural development and other grievances like construction of new school buildings, bridges, restoration of PMGSY, PWD roads, ration and kerosene availability besides various other demands and problems were also put forth by the delegations on the occasion.Haq assured the delegations that all their genuine demands would be addressed in a phased manner. He added all the liabilities under MGNREGA will be cleared very soon. He said that provision for basic amenities to all, particularly those living in far flung and hilly areas, is the priority of the Government.