government led by prime minister Narendra Modi Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Saturday that democracy has been strengthened at the grassroots level in Jammu and Kashmir and more power has been given to Panchayati Raj institutions. The PMO, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Space Technology, on Saturday made an extensive tour of Khonmoh area of Srinagar district as part of the Central Government’s Public Relations Program in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the culture of work has changed and the dynamics of development has improved. The present government has strengthened democracy at the grassroots level and a three-tier system of PRIs has been established in J&K. The representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions have been empowered. and condition of the patients. Interacting with the doctors and staff, the Minister lauded their exemplary services during the critical time of COVID-19 and asked them to utilize the potential of this state-of-the-art hospital by providing best health services to the people. .
He asked the Principal GMC and DC Srinagar to set up a dialysis center in the hospital with the required number of doctors and technicians for the smooth functioning of the centre. Singh also visited Industrial Estate CIDCO-1 and had extensive interaction with DDC members, BDC members, Sarpanches, Panchs and various industrial associations including Industrial Association Khanmoh, Stone Quarry Association, Women Entrepreneurs Association, SHG members.
Singh highlighted that the development plans are being drafted in consultation with PRI representatives and are being made an essential part of the development framework of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that PMGSY roads and roads under CRF should be constructed after consultation with PRI members. Highlighting the various initiatives of the Central Government for the industrial sector of JK, Singh said that the new industrial policy will change the face of the industrial sector here. He said that the development of the country as well as Jammu and Kashmir has been taken to a new level during the present government, the example of this is the North East development model.
While visiting the Center of Excellence, Jawaura, where he inaugurated the exhibition of high density and imported variety of fruit stalls, Singh also interacted with progressive farmers. Singh said that JK has huge potential for production of high grade fruits and there is a need to showcase the fruit products of the region on big platforms so that more and more buyers from outside are attracted towards it. He said that farmers should explore this area and they need to employ modern techniques and techniques to increase their yield. The Minister said that the Government has initiated several measures to realize the Prime Minister’s dream of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, which has already been achieved by many farmers across the country as well as in J&K.
Singh stressed on the need for branding of local produce and said that consultants should be hired for proper marketing and branding of horticulture produce here. He said that agriculture and horticulture would be the leading sectors for entrepreneurship in the coming years.