JAMMU, JUN 9: Member Parliament (MP) Jugal Kishore Sharma and former Minister and MLA Priya Sethi today laid foundation stone of community hall at Nagrota which will be constructed at an estimated cost of R50 lakh and developed by Rural Development Department. This was a long pending demand of people of Nagrota who had been looking for such a facility for the last several years.
Priya Sethi also sanctioned funds from her Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to ensure that the community hall is completed at the earliest.
The facility once developed is going to benefit about 20,000 people of about 13 Panchayats who otherwise had no place to hold social gatherings in the area. The space is going to have state of the art facilities, rooms and even parking facility besides adequate water and electricity.
BDO Nagrota Asif Chandyal was also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Jugal Kishore said that ultimate aim of development is to ensure that it benefits each and every individual. Several schemes meant for rural areas are primarily to uplift socio-economic condition of people, he said.
He also appreciated MLA Priya Sethi for releasing funds for the construction of community hall. With this financial support, he added the infrastructure will be developed soon and put to use by the people.
Priya Sethi in her address said, “Irrespective of cast, creed, religion or region the development has to go on and that’s the objective of both state as well as central government.”
She further said that both the governments have launched women specific schemes which are helping women folk. The women can set up their individual units, start new ventures, inform women police stations in case of any issue, ride worth special buses and get properties registered in their names without stamp duty.
BJP District president (Rural) Omi Khajuria, BJP Senior leader Nand Kishore, BJP Block president Nagrota Hemeraj Verma, Bazar Assistant president Kishore Sharma and Darshan Lal also spoke on the occasion.