UT Govt committed to inclusive, equitable Dev of all regions: LG

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SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that the Union Territory Government is committed to the inclusive and equitable development of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Welfare of every section of the society, especially empowering the minorities and the underprivileged is the priority of the government, which is also reflected in the development policies”, the Lt Governor said while interacting with deputations and the others who called on him at Raj Bhawan here.
Javed Ahmed Rana, former Deputy Chairman, J&K Legislative Council (J&KLC) and President JKNC Pir Panjal Zone called Manoj Singh and expressed gratitude towards the Lt Governor-led UT Government for initiating revolutionary reforms and various welfare measures for the tribal community, including establishment of tribal hostels, Eklavya Model Residential Schools; model villages; smart schools etc.
He also apprised the Lt Governor about various issues of public importance of his area pertaining to strengthening of PWD divisions; grid stations; outdoor stadium; creation of land bank; establishment of Dana Shastar University campus and model school Pathanteer; funding for completion of approved cluster model villages; additional sessions court; relief to the people who have suffered due to flood etc.
Similarly, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Secretary, BJP Minority Morcha J&K also called on Lt Governor and submitted a memorandum of demands and issues of minority communities in the UT, besides the issues related to Rambirpora-Mattan Water Supply Scheme; special package for unemployed non-migrant Sikh youth; representation of Sikh community in Public Service Commission and issuance of Pahari Speaking People certificates in favour of Pakhtoons, Pathans, Khan sub castes of the Pahari Community.
Later, the members of Alakh Sahiba Trust called on the Lt Governor and apprised him of the repairs and renovation related issues of Mata Shree Roop Bhawani Taposthal at Cheshmasahibi. The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the deputations and assured them of appropriate action on the genuine issues put forth by them.