Union Minister for State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Prime Minister’s Office, Atomic Energy and Space Energy Dr Jitendra Singh who is also Member Parliament from 5-Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency launched the “Gram Uday se Bharat Uday” abhyan in State from Udhampur.
Dr Jitendra Singh was chief guest at the District Conclave while MLA Udhampur and Former Minister of State for Finance and IT Pawan Kumar Gupta was guest of honour. District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary presided. The conclave was organised on 125th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar and his rich contribution for Indian Nation was highlighted.
District Administration organised the one-day conclave for launch of “Gram Uday se Bharat Uday” which is being celebrated for days from 14th April to 24th April across the district in all 204 Panchayats. More than 18 departments associated with Rural Infrastructure Development have been associated with mass awakening on redefining the rural asset building, empowering village communities, strengthening farm practices and promoting participatory development in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, pisciculture, minor irrigation and other sectors.
Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated the commitment of Central Government for strengthening Rural Economy through a series of Centrally Sponsored Schemes and flagship programmes. He informed that 58 works worth Rs 1.88 Cr were sanctioned for District Udhampur under MPLADS and process has been set into motion for establishment of Radio Station. He added that 6 new community halls have been provided in Ghordi, Krimchi-Mansar, Dhemma, Chenani, Battal-Ballian and Mand. He appreciated the DDC Udhampur and Project Rahat team for construction of a record 114 bridges providing much required vital infrastructure and employment to thousands of local youth. He also announced that in addition to Rs 40 Lakh provided to DDC for gap funding of bridges under Project Rahat more funds will be provided under MPLADS.
MLA Udhampur Pawan Kumar Gupta called for strengthening water supply system in villages, development of agricultural lands, increasing farm production, skill development, utility based assets. He lauded the exemplary asset construction from MGNREGA under Project Rahat and appreciated the DDC for this remarkable initiative and called for replication in other sectors. He also pledged Rs 15 Lakhs support to Project Rahat under CDF.
Earlier, the DDC presented a detailed resume of initiatives launched for empowering rural areas, building vital assets, strengthening PRIs and participatory planning and development activities in the district. He highlighted mass participation in Project Rahat, Project for Water Bodies, MGNREGA, IAY, 14th FC, Agriculture, Horticulture, IWMP and related sectors. He further presented the details of 10 day campaign involving participation of lakhs of people and hundreds of activities and events planned.
ADC Angrez Singh Rana presented vote of thanks while Project Officer DRDA conducted the proceedings. District Officers, SDMs, Block and Tehsil Officers, field officials of all departments, Sarpanchs, Panchs, Village Education Committees, Health & Sanitation Committees attended the conclave.