SRINAGAR, DEC 17: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today inaugurated Gulshan-e-Nomaan state-of-the-art Housing Colony at ‘Rakh-e-Arth’ in Bemina with an assurance to improve quality of life for under privileged sections of society in Srinagar city. Bukhari handed over keys of houses to nine families and rest of the houses will be handed over to deserving families within 10 days by the concerned district administration.
On this occasion, the Minister was accompanied by the Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah; VC LAWDA, Dr Hafeez Masoodi; VC SDA, Abdul Majeed Raina; DC Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah and other sectoral officers.
It was informed that with an aim to rehabilitate Dal dwellers from Pschunt Khul, Chinar Bagh and other flood-hit areas of the city especially Amirakadal, 100 single storey-houses have been constructed at Rakh-e-Arth by a known NGO Kashmir Welfare Trust for which 40 kanals of land was provided by the State Government and drainage, water supply and other basic amenities were provided by Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA).
The Minister was briefed that each house comprises two-rooms, kitchen, bathroom and a small lobby. The total number of 112 families will be accommodated in these houses. The project for which the work started in 2013 is being executed at the total cost of Rs 416 cr.
Speaking on the occasion, Altaf Bukhari congratulated Kashmir Welfare Trust for their social work and said that the Government will provide full support for such initiatives for welfare of the society. The Minister announced that a school will be established in the area so that children do not have to cover long distance and attend schools in other areas. He further announced that Government will provide a land for the Medical Health Center, which will be constructed by Kashmir Welfare Trust.