J&K govt not serious in developing backward areas: PDP

Opposition PDP on Thursday criticised the Jammu and Kashmir government for not being serious in implementing development programmes in far-flung and backward areas of the state.

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2010, 00:17 AM IST

Jammu: Opposition PDP on Thursday criticised the Jammu and Kashmir government for not being serious in implementing development programmes in far-flung and backward areas of the state.

Pointing towards backwardness in most parts of Udhampur and Reasi districts, PDP leaders including vice president Trilok Singh Bajwa, general secretary Thakur Balbir Singh and district presidents, said the authorities had failed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in these regions.

"Instead of mitigating woes of the people, this regime multiplied problems of the masses due to misgovernance and malpractices," they said addressing a day-long convention of district committee members of Udhampur and Reasi.

The leaders demanded `tehsil` status for Bamagh area of Panchari block of Udhampur district and opening of a degree college.

Adequate amount of rations was not available in government-run depots in these districts and poverty alleviation programmes were just confined to papers, they added.

During the regime of coalition government led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, various developmental projects were initiated for the backward regions, they said adding that the present dispensation has reversed the whole process.

PTI

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