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Admin is committed to developmental priorities in J&K: LG


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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday said the administration is committed to development priorities and improvement of infrastructure in Amrit Kaal Khand.

Speaking during the 18th edition of the ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ radio programme, the Lieutenant Governor termed trust and transparency as the heart of good governance.

He said the concerted effort to generate awareness about government schemes is yielding the desired result. People have become conscious of their rights and duties. Transparency in the administration, efficient implementation of policies has helped in developing a constructive system, he added.

The Lt Governor said, the UT administration is committed to development priorities and improvement of infrastructure in Amrit Kaal Khand.

By following the path of equality and social harmony, we can attain the goal of self-reliant Jammu and Kashmir, the Lt Governor asserted.

He said the creation of a new progressive society is possible if every individual is sensitive and strives to bring about a positive change.

Lt Governor lauded the efforts of Benit-Ul Islam and Shabnum Masood, two young Civil Engineers from Bandipora, who have come out with a path-breaking solution to prevent cold weather damage to roads. They have used biomedical plastic waste in bituminous road construction to make the roads resilient and economical.

During snowfall in Kashmir Valley, roads are badly damaged causing inconvenience to the people and loss of revenue. These two daughters were worried about it and made sincere efforts to bring change, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor also shared inspiring stories of citizens who are making a positive impact in the lives of others and driving great change in the society.

Neelam Sharma, Sarpanch of Kothian Panchayat of Reasi district founded Dogra Haat with the help of district administration encouraged other women to be self-reliant. Her commendable transformative effort is seen as the catalyst for rural development and social empowerment in the region, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor also spoke about the master carpet weavers of two villages Sanglipura and Laxmanpura of Budgam district, who are making 12 carpets for the new Parliament building.

Weavers from Budgam are our pride. The traditional hand-made carpets from Budgam are all set to adorn the new building of the Parliament. It’s a historic opportunity and fitting tribute to J&K’s craftsmanship, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor also issued instructions to the Health Department to study the suggestion of Farooq Ganderbali from Ganderbal, who had written about Medical Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the occasion, the Lt Governor also extended his greetings to all the citizens on the upcoming pious occasion of Navratri and Durga Puja.

He also urged the citizens to mark 2nd October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by taking part in Shramdaan activities in their areas and termed it as a true tribute to Bapu.

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