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Lt Guv for exploring renewable energy resources, boosting Agriculture sector

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has asserted the need to focus on exploring renewable energy resources to meet the gap between demand and supply of electricity in the newly created created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Murmu, who on Thursday took oath of office at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar, also expressed the need to boost the Agriculture sector.
An official on Friday said that Murmu held a meeting with all the Administrative Secretaries and the senior most Officers of the Civil Administration at the Civil Secretariat here on Thursday evening during his first visit to the Civil Secretariat after he took over as Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, during the meeting, introduced Lieutenant Governor with the Secretaries,” he said, adding the Secretaries briefed the Lt Governor about the functioning of their respective departments.
He said the Lieutenant Governor discussed about the health care infrastructure and functioning of 108 ambulance service in J&K; need for focus on exploring renewable energy resources to meet gap between demand and supply of electricity.
Murmu also discussed the ongoing activities for tourism promotion, providing boost to the agriculture and its allied sectors. He also took stock of to-date position regarding stocking and supply of food and other essential commodities to meet requirement for the winter season. He directed the Secretaries to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of public services to the people.
The Lieutenant Governor stressed for optimum and timely utilisation of all available resources, particularly the funds available under the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes so that all the benefits reach the targeted population.
He advised Secretaries to work with complete transparency, sincerity and utmost commitment for the public welfare and sought their co-operation in leading J&K towards path of peace and prosperity.

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