Violence, killings of innocents should be condemned: Lt Guv
KULGAM, OCTOBER 04: “Violence, killings of innocents should be condemned, whether it’s the killings of common people or security forces. We can’t be selective in condemning violence. I appeal to all to contribute towards peace. There is no dearth of opportunities for progress and peace”, remarked Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on his visit to Panchayat Halqa, Ashthal, Kulgam during the Back to Village-3 programme.
Addressing a gathering of enthusiastic locals of the district, the Lt Governor said that Innovative financing, Convergence of schemes, Enabling infrastructure, Effective & Efficient implementation will be key to improve growth prospects of J&K. With hard work, dedication & better execution on the ground, every individual in our villages will attain social empowerment.
The Lt Governor observed that Jammu and Kashmir has already been provided with funds to an excess of Rs 1951 crore for the development of its villages and people this year. Agriculture & Horticulture sectors provided Rs 1872 crore, to an excess of Rs 680 crore with respect to last year.
“I am working on 4 key points for the development of J&K: Accelerating growth, Providing benefits of social security and social welfare schemes to all, Eliminating regional disparities and Effective execution of works”, he maintained.
He underscored that the means and resources are abound and with people’s participation, soon there shall be no backward area in the entire J&K. ‘I have brought government at your doorstep. Now, you shall decide the works to be completed and to be taken up on priority. Back to Village is a celebration of people’s participation in development. The success of Back to Village programmes is entirely due to the active participation of the masses’, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor observed that J&K has a lot of potential for growth in Agriculture and Horticulture sectors. Agriculture and horticulture activities need to be viable, stable, and sustainable. People are requested that during the ongoing Back to Village activities, exhaustive information sharing and discussions with concerned officers are held to increase productivity, ensure better inputs, increase implementation and execution of technology and proper guidance with respect to various government initiatives and schemes.