Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra today said that a massive effort is underway to ensure inclusive development of the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir with focused attention on remote and far-flung areas.Interacting with people after the inauguration of Ashirvaad Medical Hall at village Ladhore in Marh, the Minister said while thrust is being laid on ensuring infrastructural development in key sectors like roads and building, health, education, power and drinking water sectors, special attention is being provided towards prioritizing employment generation schemes. Sadhotra expected continued support of people in implementing developmental agenda and assured that all necessary measures are being taken to meet basic requirements of the people in the far flung areas.Referring to the initiatives taken for steering the state to progress and development, Mr Sadhotra said that the performance of Omar Abdullah led government is self explanatory and visible in good measure. This effort will be taken to logical conclusion with the support and cooperation of the people, he maintained.
He said the initiatives taken in recent years have fructified in the empowerment of the people in decision making with the Panchayati Raj becoming a reality. He also referred to the Right to Information and Public Services Guarantee Acts and said these revolutionary measures are aimed at empowering the people to make government accountable. He said a new era of peace has dawned across the state that has given fillip to economic activity and spurt to developmental initiatives. He particularly made a mention of turnaround in the situation and said that peace and normalcy have created a situation conducive for enhanced economic activity and faster development.Responding to local demands, the Minister assured that these will be examined at appropriate level for early redressal.