The people of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir are overjoyed after witnessing several development projects being carried out by the Centre in their district. A Government degree college in Doongi area in J&K was recently inaugurated to provide better quality education to the youth of the region which was deprived of better institutions. This led to the children going to far-flung areas for schooling. The new roads and bridges being built by the Centre in the district are also improving the connectivity of Doongi villages with others.
A local from Rajouri district said, "All kind of development is taking place here. We are getting proper road connectivity. Earlier, when there were no roads and people used to walk miles but today we have access to public vehicles. Students are now daily coming to schools as a new bridge has been constructed over Nallahas which has resolved their problems of commuting."
Another local informed that a mid-day meal scheme is also being run by the Centre in Government Middle School in Jatote area. A panchayat member named Liaqat Ali said, "Proper access to water, light, electricity and bridges are being provided to us. Earlier, it used to take 4 to 5 hours to reach the road from our village. New schools and colleges are being constructed to give proper education facilities to children." Rajouri District Development Commissioner Asad said, "Since 1947 it was for the first time that Centre sanctioned bunker projects. Several projects, especially constructions of bunkers and roads are given priority in border areas like Nowshera and Majakot."
"As borders areas like Jatot and Charas are backward, various development projects sanctioned by the Centre giving a new ray of hope to people. We want every village to be a new modern village," another Panchayat member said.
The officials in J&K have claimed that there are no untoward incidents with many residents celebrating the completion of one month since the abrogation of the special status. Union Ministers are joining hands to bring development in the region at a faster rate with numerous investment plans. The Tourism Ministry is also considering ways to speed up the tourism in J&K so that locals can make it as a primary source of income.
(From ANI inputs)