In the past few years the central government has been trying to implement different developmental schemes at the village level with the help of panchayat representatives.
Recently the Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs had an interactive session with the PRI members who briefed her about various centrally sponsored schemes being implemented in their respective areas. She also sought feedback from them regarding the status of implementation of various CSSs on ground.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, gave a sector wise detailed PowerPoint Presentation on various ongoing development works, flagship schemes being executed by different departments in the district.
He also briefed about the progress on various mega projects including Yoga International Convention Centre Mantalai, Chenani Sudhmahadev road (NH-244), NH-44, Udhampur to Chenani, Integrated Development of Tourist Facilitation centre at Mantalai. She also took stock of other sectors like PHE, PWD, PDD, Health, PMGSY, Social Welfare, Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development Department, ICDS, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Jal Jeevan Mission, MGNREGA, etc. The PRI representatives projected several issues and demands which inter alia included pending liabilities under MGNREGA works, implementation of JJM, establishment of degree college at Moungri, shortage of staff in educational institutions, installation of transformer, acute shortage of drinking water supply in Udhampur city, dilapidated condition of PMGSY road, establishment of cutting and tailoring centre, SRTC Bus service and other matters.