POONCH, DEC 17: Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that Government is working on the agenda of inclusive development of backward region with special focus on development of tribal and others marginalized sections of the society. The Minister was addressing a gathering after laying foundation stone of Tribal Model Cluster Village at Gursai and Model Residential School, Eklavya at Behara in Mendhar.
MLA Javed Ahmed Rana, District Development Commissioner Poonch, Tariq Ahmed Zargar; Director FCS&CA, R A Inqlabi; Director Tribal Affairs, SSP Poonch and Controller Legal Metrology were also present on the ocaasion.
Zulfkar said that the present government is very keen to bring backward region of the State under development model and has taken many initiatives to provide enhanced infrastructural facilities in these areas, so that inhabitants could get basic facilities to lead a dignified and quality life.
While highlighting benefits under cluster model village, the Minister said that under the project, people would be benefitting with better healthcare facilities, surface connectivity, quality education and many other basic amenities.
Zulfkar said that the initiative of developing cluster model village in remote and backward areas with an investment of Rs 10 cr under different components, aimed at bridging infrastructure gap in tribal remote areas with focus on education and healthcare besides creating sustainable employment avenues. He said that tribal youth would be provided with quality education, skill development and specialized training for their economic sustenance, under the project.
On the occasion, DDC gave brief resume of development activities to be carried out under the projects. It was informed that Rs 10 cr would be invested on creating various types of economic infrastructure in eight panchayats connecting three villages Gursai, Parat and Kalaban for bridging development gaps.