During my visit to Poonch, inaugurated and laid foundation stone of several projects worth Rs 195 cores to accelerate development of 229 Panchayats of the district. Much-awaited Hockey Astro Turf and Boxing hall has been dedicated to the sportspersons. Projects worth Rs. 78.80 Crores were launched for the welfare of tribal community.
Several infrastructure projects, including bridge, roads, power sub-stations, smart classrooms, model villages will spearhead the cause of sustainable rural development. 14 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras will create local facilities for value addition to traditional forest products & empower tribal community. Various other benefits extended to small farmland owners, people living in border villages will infuse a sense of self-confidence.
It is our firm resolve to strengthen the connectivity in border villages. 14 road projects worth Rs. 50 crore launched today will bring prosperity and help in overall development of the area. 20 mobile towers and a trauma Centre to come up soon in Poonch. Salute to Smt Mali, who saved Poonch in 1971 war. As a tribute to Smt. Mali’s invaluable contribution to the country, Govt Degree College, Mandi to be named after her. Effective steps to be taken by district administration to make young generations aware of her inspiring saga. Poonch is our pride.
Several steps are being taken to transform its ecological richness and evolve innovative and ecologically sustainable ways of promoting tourism that will provide greater thrust to other economic activities: Lt Guv Manoj Sinha