Reviews security scenario with Security Agencies,
Interacts with DDCs, BDCs, PRIs, Public deputations.
KUPWARA : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nìtyanand Rai today reached frontier district Kupwara for 3 day visit, as part of Union Government’s policy outreach programme to Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
The Minister on reaching Kupwara laid foundation stone of Model Agriculture Farm at Khahipora-Zachaldara in Handwara Subdivision of Kupwara district and sowed Snow Peas in the farm. DIG Police North Kashmir, Sujit Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din and DDC Member Rajwar, Mir Suliman were present at the occasion.
The Minister was informed that the 10 kanal Farm having project cost of Rs.50 lakh, shall benefit 8000 farm operating families of the area. The farm is being developed on scientific lines for dissemination and demonstration of farm technology to the farming community with a sole aim of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022, a slogan by Prime Minister Narendra.
The Minister also inspected various stalls established by Agriculture and its allied departments, CSC, AYUSH, Banks and Handicraft.
The Minister also laid e-foundation stone of 15 Solid Waste Management Plants costing Rs.1.20 crore. These waste management plants shall be developed under Convergence of Swach Bharat Mission (SBM) and MGNREGA in different panchayats of the area including Rajwar, Magam, Mawar, Handwara, Nutnussa, Qaziabad, Kupwara, Langate and Drugmulla.
Addressing to progressive farmers and the PRIs present at the occasion, the Minister said while inspecting the stalls of different agriculture and allied sectors, banks and other trading corporations, it is crystal clear that the developmental initiatives initiated by Union Government from time to time, has percolated down to the people at grass root level. He said, “Development has given its deep roots and no power on earth can stop the prosperity of the region”. He said Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broader vision of development in Jammu and Kashmir and is committed to build the New Kashmir. He said people of Kashmir have whole heartedly supported for prevalence of peace in the region. He urged upon the youth and all stakeholders to take advantage of new initiatives of development.
Asking directly to the people present at the occasion to be brave enough to inform him about clear picture of development taking place in their rural areas, adding that the sole aim of Union Government’s Public outreach programme is to assess the development at grass root level.
Expressing satisfaction over the positive approach and interest of youth in education, Shri Rai said that 13 youth from J&K including 9 from valley have qualified prestigious UPSC exam and urged upon the youth to take much interest in education and development of their personalities.
While interacting with the Handicraft and other stall vendors, the Minister stressed the need for enhancement of marketing avenues, in addition of production, adding that whole India is the market place of products of Kashmir origin.
On the occasion, the Minister distributed Certificate of Appreciation, Golden/E-Shram Cards, Sanction letters for Diary Units and Walnut Processing Unit under One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.
Earlier, Chairman District Development Council Kupwara, Irfan Sultan Panditpori; Vice Chairman, DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir; Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din; DDC Member Rajwar, Mir Suliman also spoke at the occasion.
Later, in the afternoon, the Minister in a meeting with Security Agencies reviewed the security scenario of the area. The high level officers of Army, BSF, CRPF, Police, and Intelligence Agencies attended the meeting, besides, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara.
The Minister also convened a meeting with DDCs, BDCs, PRIs and District Administration and reviewed the developmental profile of the district.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Imam Din gave a detailed overview of the developmental scenario while as the Chairman DDC, Irfan Sultan Panditpori; Vice Chairman DDC Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir and other public representatives projected demands of their respective areas.