SME Times News Bureau | 27 Dec, 2021
Union Minister Jitendra
Singh today said that grassroots democracy has been strengthened in Jammu and
Kashmirsince the conduct of DDC elections in J&K was given top priority
that was overdue since many decades in J&K.
This was a proof of the
importance that PM Narendra Modi led government gave to strengthening of
pillars of grassroots democracy in the UT.
He said this while
addressing a convention on ‘Good Governance Week’ organized by District
Administration, Kathua at Basohli, Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
While addressing the
audience Dr. Jitendra Singh said that a big change in terms of inclusive
development was now evident at ground level that reiterates the mantra of the
Government ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’&
in the principle of ‘Justice for All, Appeasement to None’.
Singh said that a new
political culture has been set in the country that is based on ‘equality for
all’ without discrimination of any kind.
He said that with this
new political culture all the constitutional values and principles are being
followed at every level especially in the governance.
Jitendra Singh said
that Prime Minister Narendra Modi took personal interest in Shahpur Kandi Dam
Project and it is only with his personal intervention that the work on this
project has resumed after 45 years that was earlier stalled due to one or the
Adding that India has
more than 70 percent of the youth population of the world, Dr. Jitendra Singh
said that their dynamism and exuberance is required for making of theNew
India at the level of governance and civil services.
Singh also said that PM
Narendra Modi emphasized that development should not be restricted to few
places only but should be taken to far-flung areas where the development was
earlier only talked about but never done.
development projects, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Shahpur-Kandi project was
revived after 40 years, North India’s first ever Cable-Stayed Bridge Atal Setu,
J&K’s first inter-State bridge at Keerian-Gandyal, North India’s first
Bio-tech Industrial Park, North India’s first Express Road Corridor from Delhi
to Katra via Kathua, the new National Highway from Lakhanpur-Bani-Basohli-Doda
via Chattargala Tunnel, besides centrally funded Government Medical College,
Engineering Colleges, Degree Colleges etc. have already placed Kathua as one of
the most enviable districts of India.
Jitendra Singh also e-inaugurated 100 bedded
Girls Hostel under RMSA to be built at Government High School, Basoli, many
development projects under PMGSY at Mashka, Mandli & Kehanta, long vented
causeways at Stoora and Badala and span type steel bridges at Mashka and
Singh also distributed cheques to the
beneficiaries under Ladli Beti Scheme and State Marriage Assistance Scheme,
provided keys of tractors to beneficiaries of Horticulture Department &
felicitated many students of the district for their outstanding performance and
provided them with the sports kits.