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JAMMU: PDP leader and MLC Firdous Tak has expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu for agreeing to constitute Special Task Force to deal with development deficit of far-off and remote areas of Chenab Valley. He also thanked the Chief Minister for special financial allocation to the three districts of the region during his public outreach.
The PDP leader also favoured the outcome-based approach for the development of remote and far-off places of Chenab Valley and said it is high on his agenda to see every nook and corner getting its due share in terms of development and progress.
“The FM has in his budget reply agreed to constitute Special Task Force and earmark special budgetary allocation to overcome the development deficit of the remote and far off areas including erstwhile Doda district. This speaks volumes about the sincerity of the government to mitigate the sufferings of general masses living in this mountainous region”, he said while interacting with various deputations which called him here today.
The deputations were led by Girdhari Lal of Padder, Thakur Bal Krishan from Dachan, Abdul Sattar from Batote, Arshad Hussain from Ramban and Tirath Ram from Nagsena area. They highlighted various issues and demands of the local population.
“There was an immediate need to constitute a Special Task Force for Chenab Valley to work out tangible measures to bring this neglected region out of remoteness, backwardness and to improve the living standards of the people. By conceding the demand the government has shown its sincerity and it is expected to be a step towards the better future,” Tak said, adding “The PDP Patron Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed had dream to see this region marching on the path of development, progress and prosperity. We will not leave any stone unturned to achieve the goal.”
He said that the government on the instructions of the Chief Minister, during his public outreach programme, has released funds to the tune of around Rs 10 crore for the three districts in order to address some important issues. These funds have been released to the concerned districts and in most of the cases the execution of work has also been started, he said.
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