Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar Sunday said that the era of gun culture has gone to its end and it is no solution to any problem. Reiterating that dialogue is the only way out, Sagar said that we are always asking for dialogue process to ensure solution of all issues including Kashmir issue. He said it is only peaceful atmosphere in which development of any nation is carried forward.
Sagar was addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stone of Hazrat Taj Baba(RA) Steel Foot Bridge at Lone Mohalla Aabi Nowpora Khanyar. He said Rs. 40 lakh would be spent on the execution of this bridge and shall provide better communication facilities to the people of Nowpora, Alamdar Colony, Nai Sadak, Lone Mohalla and other adjacent areas.
He said that the developmental agenda taken in hand by the present government shall be taken to its logical end, adding our efforts are only to improve the life standard of the people of the state.
The Minister directed concerned engineers to ensure completion of the Foot Bridge within one month. He said marriage hall coming up at cost of Rs. 1.20 crore at Lone Mohalla will be dedicated to public within one month. He said the government’s concept of constructing community halls has earned laurels in the public, because of its large scale utility. He said Nowpora and its peripheries were brought on tourist map which would benefit people in improving their socio-economic status.
Sagar said that present government headed by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah believes in public service without taking any propaganda. He said construction of various big projects have been taken in hand which percolates its benefits to the public at large.
Referring to the unemployment problem, Sagar said that government has initiated skill development fund schemes for providing financial assistance to those unemployed youth who did not get government jobs. He said under this scheme, Rs. 7 lakh shall be provided to person having qualification of PG, Rs. 5 lakh to graduate and Rs. 3 lakh to 10+2.
On the occasion, among others, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Committee, Dr G.N. Qasba was also present.