Committed to equitable development of JK: LG

Holds public outreach programme at Uri

BARAMULLA: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment for effectively implementing 73rd and 74th Amendments for empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) that will
further strengthen the democratic set up at the grass-root level.
He said that PRIs shall be devolved with sufficient financial resources besides terming such institutions vital for meeting the public expectations at the grass root level, an official handout said.
Murmu made these remarks during a Public Outreach Camp chaired by him in the frontier village of Salamabad , Uri in Baramulla district.
While terming the public participation necessary for achieving the goals of development, he said that government is committed to ensure the equitable development of all the regions of J&K.
Various initiatives are afoot to develop the border and remote areas, he added.
The Lt. Governor said that special efforts shall be taken to augment the power generation capacity so that gap between the demand and supply is bridged.
He added that J&K is endowed with huge potential of power generation besides observing that every government office/building shall be equipped with solar power harnessing techniques.
He also said that under Jal Jeevan Mission launched by Government of India, piped drinking water shall be provided to every household. He further added that basic infrastructure in health institutions shall be developed for
enhancing the quality of health and medicare systems.
While terming effective public grievance redressel mechanism vital for an effective and welfare administration, the Lt. Governor said that a drop box shall be installed in every Panchayat Halqa so that public issues and
grievances are projected properly. He also assured that sufficient number of bunkers shall be constructed in affected areas so that loss of precious lives is averted during cross border shelling.
On the occasion, as many as 10 delegations of Uri and its adjoining areas apprised the Lt. Governor about various issues and demands during which they sought his personal intervention for their timely disposal.
Delegations of Uri Town and Block Uri demanded development and upgradation of basic infrastructure of the town and highlighted several issues pertaining to the overall development of Uri area.
A delegation of Bijama, Lachipora, Bagna Noorkha and Salamabad demanded construction of Mini hydro Project on Nallah Bijama, upgradation of mobile connectivity in Bijama, upgradation of receiving station at Noorkha,
macadamization of link roads etc.
Another delegation of Block Parenpeelian demanded ST status for Paharis, construction of safety bunkers, issuance of Golden Cards under Ayushman Bharat Scheme and speedy completion of developmental projects in the area.
A delegation of PRIs demanded more devolut4 soldiers killed by snow avalanche in north Kashmir
Srinagar: Four soldiers were killed in two separate incidents of snow avalanches near the Line of Control in north Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
An Army post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district was hit by an avalanche on Tuesday afternoon, trapping at least four soldiers, they said.
The officials said bodies of three soldiers were recovered on Wednesday, while one soldier was rescued alive.
In another incident, a foot patrol of the Army was hit by an avalanche in Dawar area of Gurez village of Bandipora district, trapping two soldiers.
While one of them was rescued alive, the body of the other soldier was recovered during search operations, the officials said. PTI

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