Kathua, Jan 21: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Pratap Chandra Sarangi said that the Government of India is striving hard to promote technology, trade and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
At the outset, Sarangi dedicated several completed projects to the public viz. Panchayat Ghar at Janglot South, the road to Bijjat and Keerian and laid the foundation stone of Grain Procurement Mandi through electronic mode.
The Minister listened to the grievances of border dwellers & added that the government will leave no stone unturned to bring all the amenities at the doorstep of border dwellers.
The Minister announced the formation of Pashmina Shawl Clusters which will benefit 260 families. Panchs, Sarpanchs and BDC Chairpersons who were present on this occasion stressed on clearing MGNREGA liabilities and demanded roads for far-flung areas of the district besides better irrigation infrastructure.
MC Kathua Chairman, Naresh Sharma on the occasion demanded Cattle Pond for Kathua town and implementation of AMRUT scheme.
District Development Commissioner, O P Bhagat presented a brief profile of the District as well as Kathua block before the Minister and listed the progress achieved so far of various schemes in the district. Several delegations also raised their issues before the Minister.
The Union Minister was accompanied by CEO SMVDSB, Ramesh Kumar, SSP Kathua, Shridhar Patil, ADC Kathua, Atul Gupta, ACD, ACR, CEO, other district officers and former member legislative assembly, Rajeev Jasrotia.