Srinagar: Peace is imperative for development, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday as he sought active participation of the people in maintaining peace and stability in the union territory and asserted that various efforts are being made to meet the developmental aspirations of the locals.
Sinha made the remarks during a visit to Baramulla district in north Kashmir where he reviewed the ongoing developmental projects, an official spokesperson said.
The Lt Governor, in continuation of his public outreach programme, met 18 delegations at Baramulla and Chahal Boniyar, who appraised him about their issues and demands of vital public significance.
The spokesperson said Sinha termed peace in Jammu and Kashmir imperative for development and sought active participation of people in maintaining peace and stability while highlighting that various efforts are being made to meet the developmental aspirations of the people.
Sinha said the UT administration is making earnest efforts to ensure that all the basic amenities reach each and every individual on the ground.
Besides, redressal of grievances of the common man – the last man standing in the queue – is the topmost priority of the administration, he asserted.
While interacting with the elected members of panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) and urban local bodies (ULBs), the Lt Governor observed that the administration is making committed efforts to strengthen the grassroots democracy through active participation of all stakeholders in accelerating the development process.
Sinha also assured that in formulating the upcoming district planning and development boards, the involvement of the elected representatives will be ensured so that they can play a vital role in overall planning and development process across the UT.
The spokesperson said Sinha reiterated the administration’s commitment for effectively implementing the 73rd and 74th amendments for empowering PRIs and ULBs and observed that the pending provisions under these Constitutional amendments will be implemented to further strengthen and empower the democratic set up at the grassroot level.
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