J&K Is Crown Of The Country: MoS Finance 

Ganderbal: Terming Jammu and Kashmir as the crown of the country, the Union Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad said on Tuesday that the Central Government is focused to provide every support to the administration in its endeavours for overall development of the Union Territory.

He made these remarks during an interaction with the political representatives on the conclusion of his two-day visit to Ganderbal on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said.

He said that the political parties which met the Minister included Apni Party, District Congress Committee, BJP, National Conference and J&K Panthers Party who apprised the Minister about the issues and developmental needs in their areas.

While, interacting with the political representatives, the Minister, as per the official spokesperson said that Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of the country and Central Government is focused to provide every support to the administration in its endeavours for overall development of the UT.

"Replying to issues and developmental needs raised by the political party representatives, he maintained that Prime Minister has directed all the Central Ministers to visit the UT with the purpose to interact directly with people and elected bodies to ascertain the needs of the locals at grassroot level so that the same may be fulfilled in a better and effective manner," he said.

According to the official spokesperson, the the Minister handed over cheques among beneficiaries worth Rs 4.06 lakh under Chronic Disease Assistance and Education Assistance of Labour Department.

Meanwhile, the Minister also distributed aids and appliances including wheel chairs, CP chairs and hearing aids among Children with Special Needs (CWSN) and handed over keys of commercial vehicles under MUMKIN Scheme among beneficiaries. Karad, he said, also interacting with the beneficiaries and said that Union Government is determined to ensure welfare of all sections of the society in the UT and in this regards various financial assistance schemes have been launched in J&K.

“He added that launching of these schemes is in line with PM Narendra Modi’s call for 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' mantra.Dr. Karad also distributed sports kits, Golden Cards and pension booklets among beneficiaries,” the official spokesperson said.

Discusses Development Issues With LG

 Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday met Union Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad and discussed issues pertaining to development of the union territory.

Earlier, the minister concluded his two-day visit to Ganderbal district in central Kashmir as part of the Centre's special outreach programme for J-K.

"Today met Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad @DrBhagwatKarad, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Finance. Held discussion on a range of issues pertaining to the rapid development of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir," the L-G tweeted.

The minister also interacted with representatives of political parties like the Apni Party, the district Congress committee, BJP, National Conference and the J-K Panthers Party, an official spokesperson said.

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