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.
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.