Centre trying to provide all kinds of facilities in border areas, Committed to Solving all Problems of Border villagers in Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir: Bhupinder Yadav

Srinagar, 08 March (CNI): Union Minister Bhupinder Yadav has said that the Central Government is taking several steps to develop Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh on modern lines, availability of basic facilities in the border areas of Ut’s is an important issue which is being given special attention, The Union Minister added that the Government is committed to solving all the problems faced by the border villages.

According to Current News of India (CNI), Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the border villages will be comprehensively developed through the Vibrant Village Program, the border villages will be strong and the government is fully committed to the rapid development of the border areas of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, he said this while visiting the border villages during his two-day visit to Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

During the visit, the Union Minister also met the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh BD Mishra and discussed with him the issues related to the development of Ladakh including the border villages. The officials said that Yadav and Mishra had a detailed discussion on important issues related to the sustainable development of Ladakh.

They said that as part of the Vibrant Villages programme, 1,400 border villages have been identified. The Union Minister was on a two-day visit to Ladakh where he visited the border villages of Rezang La and Chishol in the Saga Range. At Changthang village, Saga Range, the Union Minister was accorded a traditional welcome and witnessed the Jabro dance, a traditional dance performed by Ladakhi women.

He interacted with the nomadic Rebo tribe, who live in tents and make the finest pashmina wool. He inquired about the problems faced by them and assured them that the benefits of the central government schemes would reach them. Addressing the gathering which included representatives of various villages and pastoral communities, Yadav said that after the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh, many road projects have been completed and long pending projects have been fast-tracked.

The Union Minister said, “Funds have been earmarked for green hydrogen projects in Ladakh and Rs 27,000 crore has been sanctioned for developing solar energy projects in Ladakh to tap the untapped potential of solar energy and create employment opportunities for people.”

Highlighting the various schemes implemented by the central government, Yadav said initiatives like Jan Dhan Yojana, Covid vaccination, Ayushman Yojana cards and distribution of free ration under Garib Kalyan Yojana have immensely benefited people in tough times.

At the Rezang La, Yadav visited the Rezang La War Memorial, laid flowers and paid tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in defence of the country.

He also interacted with the defence personnel. In Chishol, a village near the Indo-China border, the Union Minister interacted with the people and assured them that the Central Government is committed to solving all the problems faced by the border villages. “Through the Vibrant Village Programme, the gap between border villages and New Delhi will be reduced,” the Union Minister said, adding that a connected, educated and developed Ladakh would be achieved.

He spent the night at a local resident’s house in Chishol. The next day, the Union Minister visited the Chishol monastery and offered prayers. On his way to Leh, the minister visited the two border villages of Merak and Spangmak, where he interacted with the local community. Talked and assured them that all the schemes of the central government will reach every deserving one in the border villages.

The Union Environment Minister directed the Forest Department to resolve all the issues faced by the people in the border villages related to wildlife and forest land. He also visited Darbok Monastery, offered prayers and interacted with the local community there.

The Union Minister thanked the people of Ladakh for giving him a warm welcome and said that Ladakh has a rich culture and tradition of peace, brotherhood and living in harmony with nature which everyone needs to emulate. (CNI) Latest Jammu Kashmir News

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