JAMMU: SajadGani Lone, Minister for Social Welfare, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.
Lone discussed with Vohra about the various important initiatives taken by the departments and agencies under his charge and the current implementation status of the various central and state schemes in the social welfare sector.
Governor discussed Lone several serious problems faced by disabled persons and stressed the high importance which requires to be devoted to the effective management of the entire Disability sector in the state.
Meanwhile, Abdul Haq Khan, Minister for Rural Development &Panchayati Raj, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.
Khan briefed Governor about important matters relating to the areas of his responsibility and about the arrangements made to defend the various important cases being heard in the apex court. He also informed about the government’s plans to hold Panchayat elections later this year, progress achieved by the state in construction of individual household toilets in the rural areas after the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014.
Khan informed that the J&K government’s aim is to become Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2019.
Usman Majeed, MLA Bandipora, also met Governor N.N. Vohra here on Wednesday.
Majeed discussed with Governor issues relating to the maintenance of peace and normalcy in the state and initiatives required to be taken to foster the interests of youth.
Governor appreciated Majeed’s concerns and urged him to continue sustained efforts for promoting a peaceful environment which would enable the development and welfare of the people of the state.