AC approves Rs 26.87 Cr for construction of Nallahs from Peerkho to Dounthly

JAMMU, DECEMBER 27: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha approved the project regarding construction of Nallahs from Peerkho Main up to Dhounthly on Right Bank of River Tawi Package-II at an estimated cost of Rs. 26.87 Crores to be funded under Capex Budget.Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.The project was prepared in compliance of instructions given by National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for abatement of pollution in River Tawi by diversion of untreated wastewater from storm water drains falling into it and treatment of the same before discharge into the river.This will ensure proper drainage and sewerage network of the area which will directly benefit the households/local inhabitants besides ensuring compliance with the directions of NGT and CPCB regarding abatement of pollution in River Tawi here.


Com Secy GAD addresses public concerns at Bhaderwah Pitches for protection of fragile ecosystem; logical fight against substance abuse at village level

BHADERWAH, DECEMBER 27: Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department (GAD), Sanjeev Verma, today visited Buttla panchayat in Bhaderwah and conducted a public darbar to take stock of issues and concerns of inhabitants of Tribal Cluster village Butla.DDC Chairman, Doda, Dhananter Singh, ADDC, Pran Singh, ADC, Dr R K Bharti, ADC Bhaderwah, Chowdhary Dil Mir, CEO BDA Bal Krishan, along with various district, tehsil, and block-level officers were present on the occasion.Display of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Van during the programme showcased the developmental activities, welfare schemes, and government’s vision to transform India into a developed nation by 2047 with the active involvement of citizens of the country.During the public darbar, community members raised a range of issues, grievances, and demands.The issues revolved around upgradation/ augmentation of schools, health institutions, roads, electricity, and other infrastructure related concerns. These included grid station for the area, Police Post at village Bheja, release of land and infrastructure compensation acquired for various developmental projects, doctors in Healthcare centres, Naiabat building, solar lights for tribal areas and other such demands.While addressing the gathering, Sanjeev Verma pitched for protection of fragile ecosystem, formulation of village wise yearly sports calendar, and logical fight against substance abuse at village level.On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary participated in a plantation drive conducted in the village, organised by Forest Division Bhaderwah.Commissioner Secretary also witnessed a colourful cultural programme. Additionally, he graced the inaugural function of Vibrant Bhaderwah Winter Festival at Bhaderwah Fort, showing his support for the promotion of the region’s tourism, arts and local talent.


Secretary Health visits Rajouri; inaugurates vital healthcare facilities

RAJOURI, DECEMBER 27: Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, Bhupinder Kumar, today inaugurated vital healthcare facilities during his visit to Rajouri district.He also took a comprehensive review of patient care services being extended to the ailing in the district.One of the notable initiatives during the visit was inauguration of blood components centre at GMC and AH Rajouri, aimed at fortifying blood transfusion services within the institution.Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Secretary directed the Chief Medical Officer to actively promote voluntarily blood donation throughout the district.Secretary also inaugurated a thalassemia care centre besides launching the District Early Intervention Centre Under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.Bhupinder Kumar also presided over a meeting with faculty members, delving into a thorough review of patientcare facilities. The staff apprised him of the challenges they are facing, receiving assurances that their concerns would be promptly addressed to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to patients.Secretary lauded the staff for their unwavering dedication and encouraged them to further elevate patientcare services, emphasizing the need to meet the expectations of the general public.Subsequently, Bhupinder Kumar conducted a tour of Government Medical College Rajouri, directing the department to expedite the pending works on the building. He interacted with the staff obtaining valuable insights into the operational aspects of the institution.Overall, the visit underscored a dedicated stride toward enhancing healthcare facilities in Rajouri district, with the inauguration of various healthcare initiatives and a meticulous review of patient care services poised to significantly improve the health outcomes for the local populace.Principal GMC Rajouri, Dr Amar Jeet Singh, CPO Mohammad Khurshid, MS DH Dr Mehmood Bajar, CMO Dr Rajinder Sharma, and other officer were present on the occasion.


Historic Town Mattan radiates enthusiasm as Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra unfolds

ANANTNAG, DECEMBER 27: In a remarkable demonstration of unwavering commitment to national progress, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra made a historic entry into the ancient tourist town of Mattan, Anantnag.This monumental journey stands as a testament to the government’s dedication to citizen welfare and the transformative impact of developmental initiatives.During the ongoing yatra, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Anantnag, Sandeep Singh Bali actively engaged with local residents, assessing the progress of various Central Government Schemes in the region.Key initiatives such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, Kisan Samman Nidhi, and others were vividly showcased through impactful events. The “Meri Kahani Meri Zabani” sessions allowed individuals to share firsthand experiences, highlighting the real impact of these schemes on their lives.ADC personally interacted with beneficiaries, presenting certificates for schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) and PM Awas Yojana (U). Appreciation letters were conferred for notable achievements under Jal Jeevan Mission, PMeGP, and Swachh Bharat Mission.Participants attentively listened to the Prime Minister’s recorded message, while beneficiaries shared success stories, emphasizing the tangible benefits derived from government welfare schemes.Addressing the gathering, ADC highlighted Prime Minister’s visionary goals for the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, emphasizing widespread awareness, reaching the unreached, facilitating the utilization of government welfare schemes, and achieving saturation under citizen-centric programs.ADC administered the ‘Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat’ pledge to officials, PRI members, students, and citizens. Local school students presented cultural programs and quizzes, sensitizing the population about the objectives of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.The event culminated with ADC inspecting stalls set up by various government departments, interacting with officers, and reviewing progress under different schemes on the ground.Meanwhile, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has exceeded expectations, bringing together over 2.30 lakh enthusiastic participants in District Anantnag. This extraordinary journey has seamlessly united citizens from every corner of Anantnag, extending its reach across 335 Gram Panchayats and 10 urban local bodies, with momentum steadily growing each passing day.Traversing through 16 diverse blocks and 10 municipalities, including areas marked by a vibrant tribal presence, the Yatra paints a compelling picture of empowerment and community engagement, fostering a collective vision for national development.The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra camps in District Anantnag have transformed into vibrant hubs, pulsating with activity as people enthusiastically engage in events and avail themselves of on-the-spot services. The health camps, a crucial facet of the Yatra, played a pivotal role by offering screenings to 93,000 individuals, addressing prevalent health concerns including TB, sickle cell anemia, and non-communicable diseases.Diversifying from its agricultural focal point, the Yatra proactively involved farmers through a comprehensive outreach, encompassing 44 enlightening drone demonstrations and hundreds of in-depth Soil Health Card demonstrations. Government flagship schemes celebrated significant milestones, including instances achieving 100% JJM (Jal Jeevan Mission) saturation and ODF+ (Open Defecation Free Plus) status.In recognition of outstanding contributions, accolades were bestowed upon noteworthy contributors, including remarkable women, dedicated students, local artists, and accomplished sports personalities. This acknowledgment not only celebrates individual excellence but also underscores the diversity and inclusivity inherent in India’s developmental journey.At the core of this enchanting event were the myriad tales of individual triumphs, as 10,000 beneficiaries poured their hearts into the ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’ sessions. These heartfelt narratives wove a tapestry of touching accounts, illustrating the profound and transformative impact of government schemes on their lives.