Panchayat elections this year: Abdul Haq

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Srinagar: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdu Haq today informed the House that Government is contemplating to conduct Panchayati elections this year.

Responding to the supplementaries by some legislators, the Minister said that Government is making a comprehensive policy to reach out to the left out areas of the state and create sustainable assets for the people. He said that generating Job avenues for the rural youth under MGNREGA is the main focus of the department.

Replying to a main question of G M Saroori, the Minister informed that the plans  for the current year stands sanctioned and the works have also been taken up for execution as per demand received.

Abdul Haq informed that no directions for change of the plan or guidelines have been issued, nor can be issued as it is the prerogative of the concerned Union Ministry. He said that the department has taken up various developmental works during the current financial year in Doda and Kishtwar districts.

Mian Altaf Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Khaleel Bandh and Delden Namgial raised supplementaries to the main question. (PTK)

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