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Union MoS Rameshwar Teli inaugurates various projects at Kupwara

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KUPWARA: The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Petroleum, Natural Gas, Labour and Employment Rameshwar Teli on Thursday said that the benefits of developmental initiative of the Union Government have been percolating down at gross root level in the Jammu and Kashmir UT including far flung Kupwara district.

The Minister, who is one his day-long visit under Union Government’s Outreach programme, said this during a function at Galizoo, in the outskirts of Kupwara town.

The Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a dream to make Jammu and Kashmir a developed and prosperous UT.

He said the outreach programme envisages to look after the implementation of Union Government’s developmental schemes and welfare programmes at ground level.

He urged the people to take advantage of the schemes of the Government.  He said the administration is making all possible efforts to saturate the central sponsored people-friendly schemes.

The Minister said that Kupwara is a very beautiful place with abundant scope for development of the tourism sector and assured the people that he will take up the matter with the tourism ministry at union level.

He said other issues will also be discussed with concerned Ministries.

The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray also spoke at the occasion and welcomed the Minister and gave a detailed brief regarding saturation of government schemes during the recently concluded ambitious B2V4 programme.

The Vice Chairman DDC also spoke and projected the developmental issues of the district.

Earlier on his arrival at Galizoo, the Minister inspected various stalls displayed by different departments and interacted with the stall owners.

He also distributed various benefits including Golden Health Card, Soil Health card, E-Shram cards and sanction letters under PMEGP among the beneficiaries. He also distributed cheques among various specially abled persons.

The Minister handed over keys of commercial vehicles among five youths under the Mumkin Scheme to enable them to earn their livelihood.

The Minister also inaugurated the Indoor Sports Complex at Sports Stadium Galizoo. The Complex was completed at a cost of Rs. One crore.

He also inaugurated a Power Receiving Station worth Rs. 538 lakh at Galizoo which will benefit Kupwara Town, Zangli and Salkoot areas and also relieve existing 2×10 MVA Receiving Station Tikker.

The Minister inaugurated Steel Girder Bridge (92 meter Span) at Kanthpora in Lolab Valley of Kupwara district.

The bridge, completed at a cost of Rs.635 lakh, will add connectivity to dozens of villages in the area including Putshia, Doniwari, Kanthpora and Peer Mohalla.

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