Disadvantaged sections of society getting empowered: LG Sinha

Disadvantaged sections of society getting empowered: LG Sinha
Srinagar: J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that it is a matter of great pride that in eight years of Narendra Modi’s good governance, the people-centric policies have empowered the most disadvantaged sections of society.

The LG presided over the UT-level event in connection with ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’, held here at SKICC, he expressed gratitude to Prime Minister on behalf of the people of J&K, for connecting the UT to the mainstream of development and ensuring progress, social equality and social justice for all.

In order to mark the occasion at the UT level, the Lt Governor inaugurated 100 Amrit Sarovar sites and Grih Pravesh Programme for 27,000 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Grameen) beneficiaries.

The Lt Governor termed ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ as a significant initiative to highlight the stories of positive change in the lives of common citizens.

The last eight years have witnessed a record growth, and it was ensured that the fruits of growth are equitably distributed for social inclusion, education, health, rural development, agriculture and improving rural and urban infrastructure, added the Lt Governor.

Under the guidance of the PM, accelerated development and transformation is taking place across the UT of J&K, he said. Increased allocations for Rural infrastructure and Rural health have reduced the inequalities and gap between urban and rural areas, the Lt Governor observed.

Jammu & Kashmir and its people were deprived of development for seven decades. Now, the Constitutional provisions to provide equal rights to common people are being implemented on the ground, he added.

“We have kept the aspirations of people at the heart of government policies and schemes, and we are committed to ensure financial inclusion and that the last man in the queue receives equal opportunity.

 Under PM’s guidance, our aim is to make development a powerful people’s movement in J&K,” the Lt Governor said.
Highlighting the progress achieved in various welfare schemes, the Lt Governor said that the government machinery at all levels is working with greater dedication and commitment. “The speed of execution of projects and saturation of schemes has increased five times as compared to what the government used to achieve earlier,” he added.

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