STATE TIMES NEWS RAMBAN: Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subrahmanyam, on Tuesday visited district Ramban and inspected langer sites and halting points besides chairing a high level meeting held to review Shri Amarnath Yatra arrangements, progress of National Highway four laning project and District CAPEX Budget besides overall development scenario and implementation of major ongoing development projects in the district. He was accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat and Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Dr, Piyush Singla. Besides, ADC Ramban Dr. Basharat Hussain, SSP Traffic, ASP, Ramban, Officers of National Highway Authority of India, representatives of construction companies besides various district officers were present in the meeting. The CD elaborated in detail about the motive of launching of “Back to Village” program which is aimed at strengthening the Panchayats. He informed that the State government would launch ambitious programme ‘Back to the Village’ between 20 and 27 June covering all 4500 Panchayats. The program will be accessed by the Gazetted Officers of the State, during week long programme to accelerate development process and ensure prompt redressal of public grievances and faster service delivery especially in rural areas. Chief Secretary reviewed the functioning of various departments including Rural Development Department, Education, Health and Horticulture departments. He directed the CEO to ensure enrolment of children in school for enhancing literacy rate of the district besides providing them quality education. Besides, the CHO was directed to give further boost to horticulture activities in the district for improving the income of farmers. He appreciated the efforts of DC Ramban for implementing developmental schemes effectively in the district. Chief Secretary directed the DC Ramban to make sure that all requisite arrangements for the Yatra being made by the different departments in the district are put in place in time so that the pilgrims do not face any inconvenience on this account.
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