Development of backward areas a priority, says Omar

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 21:17

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Friday said providing basic amenities to people
in backward and remote areas of the state is on top of his
government`s agenda.
Balanced development of all areas, especially backward
and remote areas, has been given priority in policy planning
of the government, Omar told a National Conference delegation
led by Javed Ahmed Rana here.

The Chief Minister said the administration has been
sensitized to the need for reaching out to people in remote
and hilly areas and addressing their grievances.

Special attention is being paid to give considerable
fillip to development works in these areas and launch new
The Chief Minister said he is himself monitoring the
pace of various development works underway in the districts
especially in far flung areas through video conferencing.

He said the monitoring cell in his office keeps him
posted with all the progress taking place across the state on
various development projects.

"The physical status and financial spending is being
monitored continuously and wherever necessary, directions for
fast tracking the works are given," he said.


First Published: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 21:17
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