Socio-economic development of far-flung areas is the prime and foremost priority of the present Government and every possible step is being taken for achieving this purpose. Government is also committed for improving and upgrading the existing infrastructure with regard to road connectivity, water supply and power projects. This was stated by Minister by Hajj, Auqaf, Floriculture and Public Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Syed at a Public rally at Kokernag today. Earlier, Peerzada inaugurated budgeted accommodation constructed by KDA at a cost of Rs. 385.73 lakhs and Tourist Reception Centre at Kokernag constructed at a cost of 109.60 lakhs. The budgeted accommodation is equipped with every modern facility having 26 rooms with attached necessities. TRC is also fully high tech having a reception lobby besides four multi facility rooms.The Minister further said that a huge network of educational and health institution have been set up in the state especially in far-flung areas so that the people of these areas can avail the benefits of development in a better way. Besides establishment of two Degree Colleges in Breng constituency various secondary and middle schools have been upgraded to higher levels so that education is taken to doorsteps of the needy.The Minister added that Sub District Hospital Kokernag has been equipped with latest techniques besides establishing a modern multi facility blood bank.
The Minster also said that various villages have been provided road connectivity through PMGSY and R&B besides macadamization and block topping of various roads, adding that 20 new road projects have been approved for the constituency. He said that the work on several water supply schemes is also going on in full swing besides upgrading LT/HT transmission lines so that power loss is minimized. With regard to tourist infrastructure, Peerzada said that inaugurated budgeted accommodation and TRC is aimed for attracting more and more tourists and providing better facilities for them. He said that DPR of various new tourist projects have been sent to central Govt. for approval by virtue of which more and more place will be developed as tourist destinations.Appreciating a liberal funding from Central Government, Peerzada lauded the efforts of Dr. Manmohan Singh led UPA Government and Smt. Sonia Gandhi for their wholehearted financial support for J&K.Peerzada also revealed that centrally sponsored schemes like SSA, RMSA, MGNREGA, IAY, NBA, ATMA, RJVY and PMGSY have changed the development map of J&K especially in rural areas.Peerzada urged people to be united for fighting the communal forces for progress and prosperity of the country. He said that leaders like J.L.Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi have always fought these communal forces and have played their role in making India Secular and largest democracy in world.
Among others DDC Anantnag, SSP and CEO KDA also present during the rally.