JAMMU: Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta Monday visited Rohi Morh in Gandhi Nagar constituency and took stock of various ongoing developmental works being carried by different executing agencies in the area.
The Speaker also convened a public meeting with the local people to take stock of the problems and grievances being faced by them.
Interacting with the people, the Speaker said that several developmental projects have been sanctioned for the village with the aim to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of the area.
The Speaker stressed upon the local people to come forward and take full benefit from several welfare schemes launched by centre and state governments for people of the state. He also stressed upon youth especially women folk to participate in different skill development programmes initiated by the government with the aim to expand livelihood options for the people.
Highlighting various schemes and programmes meant for the development and welfare of the rural communities, the Speaker asked the people to take benefits of such schemes. He said that the works for development of roads and nallah of the area will also be undertaken in a phased manner as early as possible.
On the occasion, local people projected various demands regarding repairing and construction of lanes and drains of the area, issues of ration cards, concerns related to widow pension cases and other centrally and state-sponsored schemes, providing of clean water to the area besides other related issues being faced by them.
The Speaker said that all the genuine issues of the people will be redressed and fulfilled at the earliest.
Among others, concerned officers, senior leaders, a large number of prominent and senior citizens were present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Speaker also distributed gas connections to the BPL families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme at Gandhi Nagar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said that the aim of distributing gas connections among weaker sections of the society is to provide pollution free cooking gas to the beneficiaries. He appealed the needy and genuine people to come forward to avail the benefits of the scheme and also asked the concerned departments to conduct survey of Gandhi Nagar constituency and identify the deserving consumers so that the benefits of the scheme can be extended to maximum population.