Jammu- Asserting that the road to Jammu and Kashmir’s progress and prosperity has to pass through its villages and far flung areas, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said Thursday that his administration liberated various sections of the society from decades of discrimination and exploitation and provided them opportunities to benefit from growth.
“Peoples’ participation lies at the core of rural prosperity. Back to Village initiative of the J&K administration is shaped to address saturation of developmental and welfare schemes and to ensure village communities receive benefits of Central and UT Schemes,” the LG said.
He was addressing a public gathering during the Back to Village-5 event held at Chatha Farm, Satwari here on Thursday.
Sharing his government’s efforts to establish participatory and people centric governance and creating an enabling environment for inclusive development, Sinha said that J&K administration has accorded the highest priority to vulnerable sections and providing unprecedented resources to bring about a revolution in rural and far-flung areas.
“In the last few years, timely implementation and monitoring of programmes ensured a unique opportunity for holistic development of villages. Various sections of society have been liberated from decades of discrimination and exploitation and provided opportunities to benefit from growth,” he said.
“The road to J&K’s progress and prosperity has to pass through its villages and far flung areas. It is our determination and commitment to ensure better infrastructure, amenities, public services, skills and opportunities for youth and women, and enhanced productivity of the Agriculture & allied sector,” he added.
On this occasion, the LG called upon all the citizens of rural areas to contribute in improving the literacy rate, eradicating malnutrition and TB from Panchayats.
“Every village should aspire to become Self-reliant and spearhead the sustainable development of J&K,” he said.
PRI representatives expressed their gratitude to the LG-led administration for taking development to the grassroots level. Sinha also visited the stalls put up by various government departments highlighting various initiatives and welfare programs of the government.
‘Admin Ensured More Rights For Poor, Marginalised’
Lieutenant Governor said that every section of society was getting benefits of Central and Union Territory schemes without discrimination and asserted that his administration has ensured more rights and resources for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable.
“Our goal is to ensure a social security net for all and better living standards for every citizen. Every section of society is getting benefits of Central and UT Schemes without discrimination,” the LG said after inaugurating the Pensioners Sammelan here on Thursday.
In his address, the LG congratulated the District Administration Jammu for its sustained campaign to achieve the saturation in Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) and reaching out to 63,919 beneficiaries in old-age, widow’s and Divyang category.
He reiterated the commitment of the J&K Administration to empower common man and bring the deprived sections of society into the developmental mainstream.
“We are marching ahead with the aim of progress, prosperity and quality life for all. The administration has ensured more rights and resources for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable,” Sinha said.
At the Pensioners Sammelan, he shared various Social Welfare initiatives of the government. He said under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, these initiatives have removed the developmental imbalances in Jammu Kashmir.
Sinha observed that the administration has taken all decisions without fear and favour in the interest of the poor and the deprived.
“Saturation of several schemes highlights the impressive manifestation of proper execution of programmes,” he said.
He called for collective efforts from public representatives, officials and civil society members to connect all eligible beneficiaries with social security schemes and bring meaningful change in their lives.
On the occasion, the LG handed over scooties, sanction letters and other benefits to the beneficiaries.
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