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Two-day visit of Union MoS Anupriya Singh Patel to Gbl concludes

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GANDERBAL: The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce and Industries Anupriya Singh Patel on Thursday visited Mammer and laid the foundation stone of several road projects.

The minister was on a two-day visit to Ganderbal district under the public outreach programme of Government of India.

During her visit to Mammer village, the minister inaugurated the 4.5 km long Bonizal road constructed at a cost of Rs 374.82 lakh approved under NABARD.

“She also laid the foundation stone for widening/upgradation of Awanpati Satrina road including allied links approved at the cost of Rs 274.39 lakh,” the official spokesman said.

On the occasion, various departments had installed stalls to showcase their products and schemes offered at JKTDC Cafeteria Mammer.

The minister took the round of the stalls along with DDC Chairperson Nuzhat Ishfaq, Deputy Commissioner Shyambir and other officers who keenly observed the local products especially of the women entrepreneurs of SHGs.

The minister during her interaction with SHGs said that the Prime Minister was focused on giving employment opportunities to the women living in the villages so that they could contribute to the economy of their family.

She appreciated the SHG members for their handmade items that were showcased in the stalls.

The minister also interacted with the DDC members, BDCs, Sarpanchs and locals who apprised her about various demands and raised several developmental issues of the areas.

The minister said that four industrial estates are coming up in Ganderbal under the new industrial policy announced for J&K.

For this, she said that the government was focused to ensure all possible support for industrial development in the UT so that employment of the youth is ensured at a rapid pace.

The minister also handed over financial assistance of Rs 67.94 lakh under Lower Education Assistance (LEA) scheme of the Labour department. She also distributed old age pension books, sports kits and land passbooks among the beneficiaries.

Earlier, the minister kick started plantation drive within the premises of JKTDC Cafeteria Mammer by planting conifer sapling.

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