JAMMU, DEC 17: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday said that Government is making all out efforts to develop all the villages of the State at par with urban pockets, adding that for this purpose instructions has been issued to the R&B, RDD, PDD, PHE, Health and Education departments to put in concerted efforts for providing modern line basic amenities there.
The Minister said this while interacting with people during a Public Grievances Redressal Camp at village Chadwal , Kathua .
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Ravi Kesar, Chief Conservator of Forests Farooq Gillani, Managing Director SFC Suresh Gupta, Director SFRI B M Sharma, Regional Director Wildlife Dr. V S Sinthil Kumar, Joint Director Soil Water and Conservation Pawan Kudyar besides other senior officers of R&B, PDD, PHE and RDD were present on the occasion.
Choudhary Lal Singh asserted that three regions of the State have witnessed massive development in all spheres during the current regime and said that the government is duty bound to provide all basic amenities to the people of the state.
The Minister said that Government has taken several concrete measures to create durable infrastructure to upgrade the living standard of the rural pockets. He said government is committed to provide all basic amenities including road connectivity, education, health, drinking water and better lanes and drains in every village of the State.
Choudhary Lal Singh said that Government is fully aware of people’s development related problems, adding that in this regard a new master plan has been prepared to meet all developmental needs particularly in rural and far-off areas of the State.
The Minister asked the officers to take up area specific projects in district to meet the aspirations of the the people and ensure modern basic facilities. He asked them to come up with effective strategy for early completion of ongoing mega projects taken in hand in the district, adding that Government has earmarked huge funds in this regard.
Choudhary Lal Singh underlined the need for involvement of public representatives in execution of development works to ensure tangible results on ground . He said that vast dimension given to growth and development viz road linkage, construction of bridges, safe drinking water, improved power supply, gardens and better lanes and drains has revolutionized the developmental profile of the state.
The Minister said that Government is endeavouring hard to develop all the areas of the state with modern and need based infrastructural facilities adding that in this regard all the departments are working in a more organized manner for ensuring better services to the people.
Responding to the demands put forth by the locals, Choudhary Lal Singh asked the concerned department to prepare DPR for construction of play ground in Chadwal village and submit the same for funding so that the construction of the project can be started soon to benefit the youth of the area at an earliest.
Later, the Minister also planted ornamental and fruit plants in the open spaces at Chadwal. He asked the people to plant saplings in and around open spaces of their localities for their healthy environment.