GANDERBAL: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary has said that Central Government has taken many concrete steps that have transformed people’s lives and uplifted the socio-economic profile of all sections of the society.
Various schemes have been unveiled and implemented for the development and welfare of farmers, poor and the down-trodden by the government in the last three years, an official handout read.
The Minister was speaking at ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sammelan’ organized by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) in connection with the completion of three years of Central Government, read the official document issued here Tuesday.
Vice-Chairman SICOP Dr Jahangir Ali, Vice-Chairman Horticulture G M Mir, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singhla, SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmand Lone and SRM HPCL J&K Aijaz Ahmad Katchroo were also present on the occasion.
The event was a part of the campaign being held across India and the objective was to mark the completion of three years in office by the Central Government and to share the message of development among the citizens.
According to the statement, the minister said that the central government has paved way for development and many historic initiatives have been taken during this tenure which has really benefited the people. “Be it economy, social reforms, battle against corruption, foreign policy, decisive action against terrorism, the central government has been able to provide good governance to the people,” the minister said reiterating that the three-year period “underlined inclusive growth and empowerment of all communities without appeasement”.
“In these three years, free domestic LPG connections were given to poor families, ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts of more than 26 crore people were opened and large numbers of poor people were included in various social security schemes,” it added.
Choudhary said that employment opportunities have been provided to unemployed youth besides initiatives like ‘Start Up India’, ‘Stand Up India’ and ‘Make In India’ getting good response from people.
He said, “The central government is working on the ‘agenda of inclusive development’ and the country has witnessed overall growth on the ground,” adding that several of the common-man centric schemes have changed the life of the people and managed to bring smile on their faces.
The minister said that the basic objective of ‘Sabaka Saath Sabka Vikas Sammelan’ was to tell the people how these schemes have made a difference and positively impacted their lives, improved their quality of living, and made them feel not only beneficiaries but also partners in the process of development.
“Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Ujala Yojana, Rural Electrification, Jan Aushadhi Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Digital India, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Suraksha Bima Yojana, Swachh Bharat Mission, Atal Bima Yojana, Make In India, UDAN are some of the several initiatives of the government which have immensely benefitted millions of marginalized sections”, the minister said.
The minister, as per the note, also distributed free LPG connections under PMUY to female beneficiaries of district Ganderbal. “Give up your subsidy so that the money can be utilized for welfare programs,” Choudhary urged well-off people.
The minister asked the district administration to organize special camps to sensitize people about the schemes so that deserving beneficiaries are benefitted.
The minister also appreciated the efforts of oil companies for providing free LPG connections to the needy people and asked them to “ensure that no beneficiary in any case be left out in the state under PMUY”.
VC SICOP, Dr Jahangir Ali also spoke on the occasion and highlighted central government’s initiatives specially meant for betterment of poor people. He said, “The government is working on the agenda of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ and very effectively reaching out to the people with these initiatives.”
VC Horticulture G M Mir congratulated the government for completing 3 years in office. “This government is working tirelessly to bring an era of development and the people too have showed faith in the government,” Mir said urging the people to be aware of the welfare schemes so that they can be benefitted.
The event showcased all the developmental programs and initiatives of the Government of India during last three years besides, a short film on the performance of the government was also screened on the occasion.
On the occasion, officers of district administration including SSP Ganderbal were felicitated for their services rendered to the people. Cultural performances including skit on PMUY by local artists were also performed during the event.