Parshottam Rupala conducts Public Outreach Programme in Udhampur


UDHAMPUR : As part of the Central Government’s initiative, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala conducted Public Outreach Programme at Government Higher Secondary School Block Jaganoo of District Udhampur today.

The outreach programme witnessed overwhelming participation of BDCs, DDCs, Sarpanches, Panches and general public hailing from different areas.

On reaching Jaganoo, the Union Minister interacted with Youth Club members, Panchayat plantation committees, Paani Samitis and SHGs. The Union Minister planted trees in the premises of GHSS Jaganoo. He called upon everyone to contribute more in environmental protection by planting more and more trees in the area.

The Union Minister also inaugurated various developmental works of Rural Development Department executed under 14th FC, PMAY-G, SBM-G, MGNREGA etc at Block Jaganoo of District Udhampur. These include community sanitary complexes, buildings, water tanks, bowlies, PMAY-G houses, protection works, land development works, lane drain C&B paths, ponds, wells, play grounds, cremation/passenger sheds, tractor roads, culverts and drainage channel among others.

The Union Minister also inaugurated the trout rearing unit Kirchi Block Latti-Marothi, District Udhampur under languishing project.

After inauguration, the Union Minister had a round of departmental stalls established for awareness of general public about the various schemes.

The Minister interacted with staff members and beneficiaries of the scheme and had a detailed review of implementation of schemes on the ground and also took feedback from the beneficiaries.

During the camp, the Minister interacted with PRIs and public delegations who highlighted their grievances and raised several demands before the Minister.

While responding to the demands, the Minister assured that all the demands of the area will be fullfilled on priority basis.

Later, the Union Minister also distributed Soil health cards, Maize sheller, Wheel chairs, crutches, hearing aids, KCC, Mamta kits, Power tiller under Horticulture sector, Ayushman Bharat cards and Sports kits among the beneficiaries. The Union Minister also visited the historical Jaganoo fort got feedback about the historical fort.

The Minister appreciated the efforts made by District Administration Udhampur for unique initiative and constituting a plantation committee at each Panchayat of District Udhampur. The Union Minister said that Government has empowered PRIs and they are acting as bridge between Government and public and pace of development has increased in all sectors. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched PM-KISAN and under this scheme, all small and marginal farmers are provided with income support in three instalments through DBT in their bank accounts.

The Union Minister said that Agriculture and allied sectors are playing a vital role in the development of the country and farming community is the main stake holder in the development of country. He said that to empower the farming community, advanced technology and high quality agriculture inputs are required and the Government is providing Rs 6000 per year to farmers to augment the input cost for high productivity and profitably. He appreciated the efforts of district administration as well as various departments for effective implementation of government schemes on ground.

The Union Minister said that purpose of his visit is to come to assess the progress of implementation of Government schemes on the ground and get feedback from the public. He said that the central Government is committed to the development of Union Territory of J&K. He added that the Ayushman Bharat scheme is the endeavor of the Prime Minister to take care of health of poor people so that no poor should be deprived of medical treatment for lack of financial resources.

The Union Minister also interacted with SHGS and laid stress on milk production and improving the farmer’s economy in a big way. He asked all the stake holders to work out the future course of action for increasing the production of milk to boost the economy of farming community. Union Minister appreciated the wonderful arrangements made by District Administration with chance given to everyone who wanted to put a point across.

DDC Chairperson Lal Chand, Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Navin Kumar Choudhary, DDC Vice Chairperson Juhi Manhas Pathania, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu Dr Sagar D Doifode, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Indu Kanwal Chib, SSP, Sargun Shukla, BDC member Sanjeet Kumar, DDC member Prikshit Singh and other district officers besides PRIs and general public of the Block attended the public outreach programme.


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