Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Dairying, Animal Husbandry and Information and Broadcasting Dr. L Murugan today visited district Kulgam as a part of the Central Government’s Public Outreach Programme. The Minister is on a two-day visit to the Union Territory of J&K.
During his review meeting with the officials of the district administration, the Minister stated that the holistic development of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is the top priority of the Union Government. He emphasized that the Prime Minister has taken the initiative of public outreach to assess the execution of developmental projects and the implementation of various welfare schemes at the ground level.
He said that the government is focussed towards the improvement and modernisation of the tourism sector in the district which will serve as a measure of employment generation and economic upliftment of the region.
The Minister took part in a series of events and activities during the extensive public outreach programme. He also visited different sites and took stock of the developmental scenario of the district.
On the first day of his visit, the Minister reviewed the progress of flood protection works at Ariguntoo and also laid foundation stone of Phase IV of the Flood Protection Bund which will come up will an estimated cost of 1 crore rupees. The Minister also inaugurated Amrit Sarovar at Checkpora, Kulgam and also interacted with local people. The minister was informed that under the Amrit Sarovar initiative, more than 270 Amrit Sarovar’s have been developed and rejuvenated in the district.