Union MoS Education reviews developmental scenario of Kulgam
Srinagar: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar on Saturday held interaction with SHG members and beneficiaries of various schemes at Mini-Secretariat Kulgam.
The minister is on a visit to Kulgam under the Central Government Public Outreach Programme.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat briefed the Minister that there are 3200 SHG groups under NRLM in the district and about 54,000 employment opportunities were generated in different sectors through various self employment generation schemes in the district.
It was informed that there are 42000 active job card holders and an amount of Rs 14 crore was disbursed this year while 1,414 units of PMAY-G were completed in the district.
While interacting with beneficiaries of PMAY-G, the minister said that it was the dream of Prime Minister Narinder Modi to see every Indian having a house.
He also distributed some household items among PMAY-G beneficiaries for grah pravesh.
The minister also highlighted initiatives and measures of Government and district administration Kulgam for development and promotion of tourist destinations in the district.
The minister appreciated the district administration for developing and rejuvenating more than 273 amrit sarovars.
The minister also handed over Keys and sanction letters of vehicles to beneficiaries under the MUMKIN scheme at a distribution function.
He also visited stalls of various departments at Mini-Secretariat which were installed by various departments.
Earlier, the minister in presence of Deputy Commissioner and SSP also laid the foundation stone of a 100 bedded Gujjar and Bakerwal hostel at Kulgam which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 6.70 crore at Kulgam.
He also visited Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kulgam.
He inspected various sections of the school which include an herbal garden and fish pond raised inside the school premises.
He also flagged-off a group of 15 girls for a trekking expedition to Aharbal from the premises of school and also visited the District Civil Services Library and reading room at District Employment and Counseling Centre Kulgam.
The minister also held meetings and interacted with DDC and BDC members, MC counsellors and other PRI members and listened to their demands at Rest House Chawalgam.
He also interacted with delegations of fruit traders, youth, ST and other delegations to listen to their demands.