Various delegations called upon the Governor of state NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan Friday.
As per statement Abdul Gani Vakil, from Congress party met Governor and discussed various matters relating to the measures need to be taken for the growth of Horticulture sector, particularly the need to establish fruit processing units in the State, for ensuring value addition and generating employment. He added that measures for enlarging cold storage facility and establishing a cold chain would benefit the growers.
Vakil has also discussed issues including augmentation of water and power supply and all required measures being taken for securing the speedy economic development of the State.
A deputation of the Gujjar and Bakarwal community from the Kashmir Valley also called on NN Vohra, Governor today presented to him a Memorandum of their demands.
Statement reads that the demands presented by the 6-member deputation, included, interalia, provision of political reservation for Gujjar and Bakarwal community in the State, opening of more Mobile Schools for facilitating the education of children of the community, appointment of youth of the community as Rehbar-e-Taleem, effective implementation of Tribal Sub-Plan and various other Centrally-Sponsored Schemes, launching a special drive for recruitment of Gujjar and Bakarwal youth in the Police and establishment of Gujjar and Bakarwal Bhawans at Srinagar and Jammu.
Other demands presented by the delegation included augmenting water and power supply and other civic amenities in the Gujjar and Bakarwal habitations, particularly in the remote areas of the State.
In another meeting Governor met Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Peace Foundation and up-dated him about the various activities of the Foundation, all of which are aimed at promoting peace and strengthening communal harmony in the State.
Bhat has given details of the programmes organized by the Foundation in the recent past and those planned for the coming months to secure the objectives of peace and harmony. He stated that the Foundation is organizing a Peace and Communal Harmony Conference at Srinagar on October 02, 2013 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The Peace Foundation is also taking various initiatives for strengthening communal harmony in the state and organizing conferences and seminars for this purpose. He thanked the Governor for his keen interest and encouragement to the Foundation for carrying forward its endeavours for promoting peace, amity and harmony in the state.