JAMMU: The central government is committed to ensuring equitable development of UT of J&K and to ensure this, the Center has initiated many development projects under various programs to provide maximum benefits to the people. . Union Minister of State for Finance Sh Pankaj Chaudhary said today as he addressed a public awareness program at Bhalwal Upper Secondary School.

During his visit to the Bhalwal block, the minister inaugurated a 4.3 km road from Kaink to Padwal built at a cost of Rs 495.18 lakhs under PMGSY. It also inaugurated a culvert in Ward 4 (Panchayat Bhalwal), a track / drainage in Ward 4 (Panchayat Doomi) and a submersible pump at the Kanger Pumping Station (Panchayat Kangrail) Block Bhalwal.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the central government is committed to ensuring the equitable development of J&K UT and providing better facilities to the general public.

Reiterating the Centre’s commitment to “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, the Minister said that the current government is keen to provide inclusive development and effective governance to the people of J & k.

He appreciated the progress made and the work done so far by the district administration and said that development indicators play an important role in improving the parameters of economic and social development.

During the public awareness program, the Minister inspected various stands established by different departments and also handed over the keys to tri-scooters, utility vehicles, financial aid tractors and wheelchairs to beneficiaries as part of various programs initiated by different departments.

Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo, SDC President Bharat Bhushan, BDC President Kuldeep Raj, Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg as well as senior district administration officials and a large number of people were present on occasion.

The Minister also inaugurated the 1000 LPM oxygen production plant at the Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCH) in Gandhi Nagar Jammu.

At the inauguration of the facility, the Minister said that with the additional capacity of the OMOG plant of 1000 LPM (under PM Cares), the total capacity of the OMOG factories in the maternity ward will become 2000 LPM, which will respond to nearly 200 patients under normal conditions.

Later, MoS Finance organized a series of meetings with representatives of the public and different professional associations.

The Minister gave a patient listening to the members of the delegations as for their grievances and questions put in place before him. He assured all delegations that the government is committed to solving all their real problems as soon as possible.