Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday” Abhiyan in Udhampur.
The “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday” Abhiyan is being observed all over the country, with its simultaneous national launching by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi from Mhow in Madhya Pradesh today.
Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Member of Parliament from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, called upon the District Administration as well as representatives of civil society to observe the 10-day campaign of “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday” with all seriousness, because that will not only be a tribute to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar but will also help in implementing the public welfare schemes introduced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for upliftment of rural poor and common man. Dr Jitendra Singh also advised the District Commissioner to hold workshops for public awareness about various schemes of the Union Government, including “Jan Dhan Yojana”, “Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana” and “Fasal Beema Yojana”.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that during the parliamentary election, he had made a commitment that he would be spending more than the fund officially allocated through the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) and going by the same commitment, during the first two years, he has allocated Rs. 6.5 crore, even though the total MPLAD fund for two years amounts to only Rs. 5 crore. Out of this, Udhampur has been allocated Rs. 1.88 crore, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh further informed that the various projects funded through MPLAD for district Udhampur include 29 foot bridges under programme “Rahat”, 2 community halls in Udhampur city, one community hall in Goldy, one community hall in Ramnagar and one community hall each in Ram Chowk Chenani, Ramleela Ground Chenani and Sarar Chenani.
In addition, he said, under “Din Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana” (DDUGJY), Udhampur district will achieve 100 percent rural electrification by March 2017 and will also be among the first districts of the State to switch over, in toto, to e-governance and biometric services.
In addition to MPLAD, Dr Jitendra Singh said, among the important projects brought into Udhampur through the Union Government include the setting up of a Radio Station for which the land has been identified and the project to clean river Devika.