REASI, Jan 19: Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani on Sunday conducted public meetings at village Moori of Dheeti Panchayat and at Spritual Growth Centre here today.
Smriti Irani congratulated the locals for participating in huge numbers in parliamentary as well as Urban Local Bodies elections in the recent past & also congratulated the administration for successfully conducting the elections.
The Union Minister also passed directions for on-spot resolution of several demands raised at the occasion which were readily accepted by the district administration.
A steel foot bridge over Junnie Nallah was also inaugurated by the minister at the occasion earlier in the day. At another public meeting at Katra, the Union Minister met with elected members of Katra Municipal Committee, Panchs-Sarpanchs of block Katra, prominent citizens and a large number of students among locals. She also inaugurated road from Paroh-Arli and Kadmal-Dhanna roads through e-inauguration.
In her welcome address, the DC, Reasi, Indu Chib said that Reasi has a huge potential for organic farming and progressive farmers are already taking up cultivation of lemongrass, a highly profitable cash crop. Block Development Council chairpersons and sarpanchs of blocks Pintail and Katra also welcomed the Union Minister and raised development issues.
In a response to public demand for opening a textile unit in the district, the Union Minister assured that a suitable unit would be set up immediately after a formal request by the district administration.