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Peace imperative for development : Mehbooba Mufti

Peace imperative for development : Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today sought the cooperation and contribution of the people in maintaining peace in the state.

“Peace is imperative for undertaking development activities. The people need to cooperate and contribute in maintaining peace which would ensure time bound completion of developmental works in the state,” Mehbooba said.

Interacting with several of groups of people who called on her here, the chief minister said her government had endeavoured to take every region and section of the state along on the development march.

A group from the border town of Gurez in north Kashmir thanked the chief minister for extending air services to Gurez, which they said would be of great help to patients and students in particular.

The deputation demanded extension of the air service upto Tulail to facilitate people of that area as well, an official spokesman said.

They also sought the construction of a tunnel through the Razdan top to facilitate all weather movement of traffic on the Bandipore-Gurez road. They also sought augmentation of power, ration, health and other essentials in the area.

Another deputation from Baba Reshi in Baramulla district demanded completion of works at the famous shrine of Hazrat Baba Payam ud Din Reshi, proper lighting of Baba Reshi-Gulmarg road, macdamisation of Hyderbaig-Tangmarg road and upgradation of bridge at Chanapora, Kunzer.

They also sought release of payment for the works done under NREGA, the spokesman said.

He said a deputation of Scheduled Tribes from higher reaches of Beerwah in Budgam district of central Kashmir demanded electrification of villages of Shoplan and Nowgam besides earmarking substantial amounts from the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) on education.

A deputation from Pahalgam in south Kashmir sought setting up of a fully equipped hospital in view of the tourist rush to the place.

People from Khansahib in Budgam sought completion of works on the Jawalapora road and augmentation of drinking water facility in the town, the spokesman said.

He said a deputation of Gujjar community sought better management and hygiene at Gujjar hostels across the State.

Another deputation from Srigufwara in south Kashmir demanded upgradation of Public Health Centre and Animal health centre in the area.

A deputation of Traders Association, Solina locality of Srinagar, also met the Chief Minister, the spokesman said adding deputations from Poonch in Jammu, Wachi in Pulwama district of south kashmir also met her.

The Chief Minister assured the deputations that the issues raised by them would be looked into and processed appropriately.

PTI