In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of several infrastructure projects worth 61 crore rupees, during his visit to Pulwama District yesterday.Chairing the District Development Review meeting, the Lt Governor stressed on the development of infrastructure, industries, agriculture, enhancing mobility, saturation of social welfare schemes and improving the ease of living. He directed the district administration to prepare a comprehensive district-level plan for the self-employment of youth, promotion of tourism and culture.While reviewing the saturation of Kisan Credit Card scheme, the Lt Governor said the landless farmers, solely dependent on livestock, must receive the financial assistance through KCC. He further instructed the Animal, Sheep husbandry & Fisheries department to ensure insurance of all the livestock in the district.The Lt Governor also directed the district administration to ensure youth are supported for self-employment during Back to Village Jan Abhiyan. He directed to re-orient the planning and monitor the implementation to achieve the goal of full employment in the district.Mr Sinha said Government schemes envisage loans to poor without any guarantee. He observed that financial inclusion is the key enabler and it is bank’s prime responsibility to improve access of the poor to banks and help alleviate poverty and cautioned that Banks or concerned officers violating the norms will be penalized.The subject teachers’ pool system was also reviewed for seamless coordination and availability of teachers. The Lt Governor directed for timely renovation of schools and proper functioning of Vocational training and Atal tinkering labs.He directed the concerned officers for making necessary interventions in facilitating the establishment of industrial units in the district, besides ensuring timely disposal of change of land use applications and convenient, hassle-free services to public in government departments.Directions were also issued for achieving the target of Har Ghar Nal Se Jal and was instructed that people should not face any problem during winter. He told the officers to make adequate arrangements for uninterrupted supply of power, water & essential items.
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