6902 girl students covered under Beti Anmol Scheme

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‘Mass awareness campaign to be launched to cover maximum’

Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Tara Chand has said that 6902 girls students of poor families have been brought under the ambit of ‘Beti Anmol Scheme’ in the State.

Replying to a question by Mrs. Indu Pawar in the House today, the Deputy Chief Minister said that this scheme could not be implemented in district Jammu and Samba as there are no educationally backward blocks in these districts. He said that so far 1663 poor girl students of Jammu division are getting benefits under this scheme while as 5239 poor girl students of Kashmir division where covered under the scheme.

Replying to the supplementaries raised by Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Mr. Jugal Kishore, Mr. Harsh Dev, Mr. Ashok Kumar, the Deputy Chief Minister said that to cover maximum number of poor girls students under the scheme a vigorous mass awareness scheme would be launched in all blocks, he however requested the members that they should also play their role in this regard for publicizing the benefits of welfare schemes including Beti Anmol Scheme in their public addresses.

Pilgrim, Sufi tourism circuits in State on anvil: Jora

Minister for Urban Local Bodies and Urban Development, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora on behalf of Minister for Tourism today informed the House that in order to promote pilgrim tourism in the State, the Government has submitted two projects to the Centre for funding, under which a project report of Rs. 50 crore for developing pilgrim tourism circuit in Jammu and another project report of Rs. 50 crore for developing sufi circuit in Kashmir  is under consideration of the Centre adding that once the Central Government gives the nod, necessary tourism developmental works would be taken up in both the divisions.

Replying to a question raised by Mr. Jagdish Raj Saploia in the House, Mr. Jora said that 90 % tourism related works of 4 tourism circuits taken up at cumulative cost of Rs. 20 crore in the State have been completed. He said to promote border tourism in Jammu the necessary tourist related infrastructure at Suchetgarh and Chambliyal have been created. However, he said to upgrade further this infrastructure the Government would submit another project report to the Centre for approval. He said to create tourist related infrastructure at Balisa, the Government has already submitted a project report for funding to the Centre.

The Minister said that works to the tune of Rs. 8 crore have been already taken up in Basholi, Dhar Mhanpur, Sanangath, Sialag and Ranjit Sagar Lake for creation of Tourism infrastructure and development of potential spots. He said recently the Centre has also sanctioned another project of Rs. 3.70 crore for development of tourism potential in the area. He said Government would encourage water sports through private partners in the area for which easy loans and subsidy is available Mr. G. M Saroori, Mr. Lal Chand, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, Mr. Charanjeet Singh, Mr. Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma and Yash Paul Kundal raised supplementaries on the main question and demanded promotion of tourism activities in their constituencies.

Govt. to assess feasibility of Gilli Kadal, Saidpora bridges: Wani

Minister for R&B Mr. Abdul Majid Wani has said that construction of bridges at Gilli Kadal-Zonimar and Saidpora-Tangpora are not under the consideration of the Government as yet. He however, said that Government would assess the feasibility report of these bridges and necessary steps would be taken in due course of time.

The Minister was replying to a question by Peer Afaq Ahmed in the House today.

200 bedded block of Lalla Ded hospital near completion: Taj

Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din has said that to overcome the excessive load of maternity patients in the Lalla Ded hospital Srinagar, the construction work of Rs. 40.25 crore 200 bedded blocks in the Hospital is near completion and would be put to use shortly.

 Reply to a question by Mr. Nasir Aslam wani in the House here today, the Minister said that one of the ward floor to converted into labour room in additional block is under consideration. He said moreover by way of internal remodeling of adjacent areas to labour room, additional capacity of 40 beds is being created in the Lalla Ded hospital by next month. He said that Maternity Hospital Santnagar would be also made functional very soon.

The Minister said that Centre has approved the funding of Rs. 45.98 crore for construction of 200 bedded maternity hospital at Bemina against which Rs. 5 crore were released and work on this prestigious project has been taken up.

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