State Cabinet which met here as the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on chair Thursday, accepted the recommendations of the State Backward Commission and sanctioned the backward status to 39 villages of the state, official sources said.
They added that the State Backward Commission had submitted its recommendations to the government some time back and they were discussed thread bear during the cabinet meeting.
“Finally the cabinet sanctioned the backward status to 39 villages. They included 8 villages of Jammu, 1 of Doda, 9 of Samba, 3 of Poonch, 9 of Rajouri, 3 of Islamabad, 1 of Bandipora and 4 of Ganderbal districts, respectively.
The villages sanctioned backward status are as under:
Balsaroo, Godhan, Kadyal, Lathari, Mawa Brahmina, Majoor, Sandal and Sumah of Jammu. Dragu village of Jammu. Rajool, Kummi, Partyal, Padal, Deon, Mohargarh, Talhar, Kathar Brahmana and Dhergarh villages of Jammu district. Pamrote, Fazalabad and Gursai villages of Poonch district. Lower Bhatian, Dehri Ralyote, Hamlet Charung of village Hasplote, Hasyote, Rajdhani, Saim Sammat, Dodason Payeen, HAmlet Ghikhakha of village Dodason and Hamlet Remote of village Dodason Bala of RAjouri district, respectively. In Islamabad, Audsoo, Ganoora and Lalan villages were declared backward. Only one village i.e. Odina was declared backward in today’s cabinet meet. Sehpora, Khanpoora, Watalbagh and Sheikhzoo were declared backward in Ganderbal district respectively.
The cabinet also created three positions of Additional Principal Conservator, official sources said.