JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minster, Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday said the achievements registered by the coalition government during last three years were going to change the development narrative in the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a public gathering at Billawar in district Kathua. He said the government’s initiatives have been monumental and speak about the endeavor of both central and state to usher an era of developmental activities in the stare, which were otherwise not been taken on a war footing basis. He said that the necessary funds are being made available to the executing agencies so that they do not face any inconvenience and the works are completed within the stipulated time lines.
Dr Singh while appealing the people to participate in the upcoming Panchayati polls said that panchayts will accelerate the grass root development of the rural and far flung areas of the state besides ensuring that the effective de-centralization of powers takes place which is very essential in a democratic set up as people get involved in implementation and formulation of developmental plans. He said the development of villages would get accelerated as the area specific and need based developmental activities would be undertaken.
While referring to the developmental activities undertaken in Billawar, the deputy chief minister said that works to the tune of Rs 500 cr are underway which would ensure that holistic and sustained development of this area takes place. He said that a massive program of road connectivity has been undertaken by way of which 21 new roads would be constructed under PMGSY with an estimated cost of Rs 105 cr to ensure connectivity to different unconnected villages and hamlets.