|Early Times Report|
UDHAMPUR, Jan 20: As part of public outreach programme launched by the Center government for the Union Territory of J&K, Minister of State for Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways General (Retired) V. K Singh, conducted a exhaustive public outreach programme at Higher Secondary School, Tikri, Udhampur here this morning .
Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B), Khurshid Ahmed Shah, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr. Piyush Singla, Chief Engineer PWD, Jammu, Des Raj Bhagat, SSP, Rajiv Omparkash Pandey, ADDC, Ashok Kumar, BDC Chairpersons, district officers besides Sarpanchs, Panchs, Former MLA, Udhampur and a large number of prominent citizens from different Panchayats were present in the programme .
On the occasion, Gen (Retd) V.K Singh inaugurated Veterinary Hospital Building at Mand (Tikri) and 1x3.15 MVA,33/11 KV receiving station , Chak under R-APDRP commissioned with a cost of Rs.251 lakh besides laying foundation stone for improvement/up gradation of Tikri Chanas road. He also inaugurated various works of Rural Development Department executed under 14th FC, PMAYG, SBM, MGNREGA etc in Tikri block of Udhampur district.
After inauguration, the Minister accompanied by Commissioner Secretary and District Development Commissioner Udhampur had a round of stalls put up by various departments for generating awareness regarding different schemes launched by the Government of India.
Singh also distributed cheques among old age pensioners besides presenting golden cards to the beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat flagship scheme and giving away Mamta kits to newly born girls under BBBP and sports kits under Khelo India.
The Union Minister of State, while inspecting the stalls established by different departments highlighting schemes and products of their respective departments, interacted with the officers and reviewed the progress of these schemes on ground.
While addressing the gathering, Singh expressed satisfaction over implementation of several government schemes in the district. He appreciated the efforts of district administration towards conservation of water and focus on organic farming.
BDC Chairman, Tikri, Nisha Sharma, projected several demands including adequate health facilities, Foot over bridge at Tikri and Mand, Degree College at Tikri, posting of Gynecologist etc.
Earlier, Dr. Piyush Singla, highlighted the mega projects, flagship schemes being executed in the district including Ropeway Project Patnitop, Solid Waste Management Project Mand and Waste Disposal through Heat 250 Kg/hr at Sui-Jakhar (Udhampur), Pollution Abatement of Holy River Devika, Yoga International Convention Centre Mantalai, National Highway (NH-44, NH-244), Medical College, Jal Jeevan Mission, Jeevika Project, Land Bank for industries, Sakoon-e Awam etc.