Infrastructural development may not necessarily culminate into the economic activity but it is surely a framework that gives fillip to growth and economic activity. In human evolution, growth assumes a pivotal significance which ultimately leads to development and prosperity.
The universal truth about Darwin’s Theory of ‘survival for fittest’ might have lost its sheen in the fast growing world but as far as infrastructural development is concerned, it remains still relevant.
With the introduction of Information Technology, e-commerce and other technological advancements, the information continues to knock every door. With society becoming more aware with each passing day, the demand for infrastructural development is gaining momentum.
As the population is touching the sky-rocketing heights every year and people are migrating towards big cities to avail better facilities for their livelihood, the infrastructural development is getting more crucial. In a world, where every individual has a right to live a good and hygienic life, the onus on the government is becoming crucial to meet their requirements on developmental front.
In this backdrop, to facilitate the government’s decision of redeveloping any area, the executives take some strong decisions and in every case the ultimate beneficiaries are the people who are at the receiving end. Criticism and development cannot go together and there are very less executives who have some set plans for the growth of society and face criticism for development.
For the past three to four months, the Rajouri city in general and the district in particular is witnessing implementation of the ‘city redevelopment plans’.
The people of Rajouri are whole heartedly supporting the various initiatives towards infrastructural development. Anti-encroachment drive being the important component of the programme to ensure unhindered and smooth implementation of various schemes on the infrastructural development front, there are elements hell bent to sabotage such initiatives. Some quarters having vested interests are criticising the exercise as the plan is getting its shape and moving towards its accomplishment.
Notwithstanding criticism by vested interests, the just-transferred District Development Commissioner (DDC) Rajouri Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a native of Rajouri, kept the momentum of the redevelopment plan going keeping in view larger interest of people.
The present administration headed by Deputy Commissioner Mohd Aijaz Asad has now a bigger role in continuing this plan to bring Rajouri on the map of sustained development and make the district a major tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir.
Those creating obstacles must bear in mind that the plan is beneficial for their future generations and due to population explosion in Rajouri city, it become mandatory to upgrade the existing infrastructural facilities like sanitation, roads, buildings, parking slots, amusement parks etc. to keep the city in good shape. The plan also envisages adequate facilities like ambulances and fire-brigade vehicles to be made available for meeting exigencies.
Rajouri is craving for a better tomorrow and for this purpose every effort being made by the District Administration Rajouri is not needed to be supported only but supplemented by active cooperation as well. To achieve the benefits of the plan, the fundamental guidelines/protocols are required to be followed.
Opposing hard actions of District Administration in pursuit of the execution of the redevelopment plan would mean sabotaging the development of Rajouri, which will serve nobody’s purpose. The residents will have to bear in mind that state of art sanitation facilities, congestion free roads with parking slots and amusement parks would change the landscape of the border township.
So being a responsible citizen, it is the duty of everyone to support the ‘city redevelopment plan’ which is important for their survival in a good and hygienic way and they must also contribute towards this cause in a positive way to speed-up the developmental works. Rajouri has to be a model town in Jammu and Kashmir.
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