Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanad Rai on Friday inaugurated projects worth Rs 19 crore in Jammu Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Union Minister Rai also laid foundation stones for development works at Manasbal Park during an event organized to celebrate the development achievements in the district.
The Union Minister visited several stalls installed by different departments at Manasbal Park besides inspecting the ongoing mega job fair organized by the Employment and Counseling Centre Ganderbal.
The fair was a significant effort towards creating employment opportunities under the umbrella of “Berozgar Mukt Ganderbal,” initiative.
Rai laid foundation stone for several projects worth Rs 5.39 crore including development of Dignibal Police Colony Road, upgradation of Gujar Pati and Gori Mohalla Link roads at Malshahibagh and upgradation/development of Shuhuma internal links.
He also inaugurated various other vital projects costing an amount of Rs 13.76 crore which included Water Supply Scheme Gojer Pati Telali Basti Wussan, Water Supply Scheme Shuhama (New), New Water Supply Scheme Police Colony Dignibal, Water Supply Scheme Tulmulla Dangerpora and reconstruction Swajaldhara Schemes.
Meanwhile, the Union MoS also presented a cheque amounting Rs 16,89000 to the people of Ganderbal as a Livelihood and Nutritional support under PMMSY.
The Union MoS, while speaking on the occasion, said that the purpose of visiting Ganderbal was to assess the development scenario in the district.
“Efforts are underway to re-establish Kashmir as paradise on earth under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narender Modi, who is always committed towards ensuring tourism development Of the UT.
He said the Government has launched several schemes in Agriculture and allied sectors due to which productivity of agriculture and horticulture has increased manifold.
Nityanad Rai also commended the district administration for facilitating the local youth to start self-employment ventures and making over 50 percent Panchayats Nasha Mukt.
He also appreciated the administration for organizing a mega Job fair in which over 7800 local youth participated among which 1180 were selected for various posts.
During his inspection to departmental stalls, the Union MoS handed over sanction letters to the beneficiaries under PMEGP, Golden Cards, UDID Cards and Abha Cards.
He also handed over appreciation certificates to several people who have done commendable work in Solid Waste Management and also to Pani Samiti members.