Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 18 (ANI): South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has launched into a brand new journey of holistic growth throughout all sectors. In an interview with the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam, IAS, Dr Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat mentioned the breakthrough achievements of Kulgam within the face of Naya Kashmir.
The administration is targeted on the pillars of the financial system – infrastructure, healthcare, training, renewable power, and the facility sector. Major initiatives corresponding to the development of bridges, macadamization of roads, electrical connections, and protected consuming water to each final home, are underway working at an accelerated pace given the oncoming winters. The Jal Jeevan Mission has ensured 100 per cent practical family faucet connections to all of the 60,289 households of Kulgam by way of 140 water provide schemes applied at the price of Rs 467 crore.
As legislation and order have been stored in examine, developmental works have multiplied. The central authorities flagships schemes corresponding to JJM, PMGSY, MGNREGA, PMAY Urban and Rural, NHM, MDM, AIBP, SAMAGRA, NRLM, and so on., and the District Capex works plan marked at Rs 617 crore are working their full potential.
After the longest time, panchayats in any respect three ranges (gram panchayats, block growth councils, and district growth councils) with the District Development Council on the apex degree are actively and straight concerned in all works. There is a detailed relationship between the 14 DDCs, 7 BDCs, and 750 Panchs and Sarpanchs representing areas of the district. The native youth our bodies help the panchayat in grassroots planning. The course of has helped in higher allocation of funds and employment era. In 2021, 5000 works had been accomplished and audited at a value of greater than Rs 200 crores. All sick industries are up and working right now.
65 % of Kulgam’s inhabitants is youth so the self-employment schemes below the Mission Youth corresponding to Mumkin and Tejeswani have been of nice profit. Last yr greater than 53,000 alternatives had been taken up by means of self-employment schemes. More than 1000 Kanal of beforehand encroached land is now transformed to taking part in fields with none opposition. Prime Minister’s dream of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” is been largely adopted by the inhabitants.
The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is an umbrella to greater than 2700 SHGs involving 27,000 girls within the district. This yr Rs 1398 crore has been budgeted for offering credit score to SHGs by means of banks, whereas the final yr the overall credit score disbursed stood at Rs 1119 crore.
The Gujjar and Bakerwal communities dwelling in Damhal Hanjipora, D Ok Marg, Manzgam, and Kund forming 8 % of the inhabitants haven’t been ignored. Their tough lives have been accounted for, and in that view, their healthcare, training, housing, and electrical energy are being taken care of. Recently a 300-bedded tribal boarding college in Tangmarg (Kulgam) was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, and one other hostel is within the pipeline for the neighborhood.
The method youth within the district has taken to educating themselves, whether or not, in teachers, extracurricular, or entrepreneurial initiatives is outstanding. Local publications print fortnightly magazines about upcoming workshops, programs, student-support actions, aggressive examinations, and so on. in order that the data reaches each aspirant. For the Civil Services, KAS, and NEET candidates studying rooms and a library is established on the metropolis heart. The studying rooms have a day by day footfall of 200 college students. Moreover, Rs 25 Lakh is allotted to 3 authorities larger secondary faculties to construct higher libraries. It is geared toward grooming college students for a promising tomorrow and better echelons.
The National Apprentice Scheme has been implement within the ITIs (Nodal Implementation Centers). They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer on-the-job coaching to graduated trainees. The Department of Skill Development of ITIs and polytechnics are continuously upgrading packages to stay abreast of the present market state of affairs.
Under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration plan, the federal government launched 75 new locations to be popularized together with Aherbal Waterfall, the highland areas like Badibehak, Cheranbal, Kungwattan, Kousernag, Sekjan, and Humapthri. Under this program, the district administration designed a tourism calender to shine a lightweight on these locations by means of festivals and occasions such because the Winter Carnival, Summer Fest, Cycle Racing, Trekking Expeditions to Kousarnag Lake, and Fossil Site Walk.
Pilgrimage websites at Qaimoh, Kulgam city, Chimmer, Devsar, Kund, Khanbarni, and Manzgam are additionally common amongst vacationers. Though launched as an experiment, the response to those occasions was overwhelming. Under the Tourist Village Program, 9 villages of Kulgam might be transformed into mega locations to ask and introduce outsiders to paradisical village life. JK Tourism Department and Mission Youth are establishing 700 homestays within the district.
Kulgam too has joined the Digital India brigade. The district administration has launched the Rehbar Kulgam portal (www.rehbarkulgam.com), which is a one-stop store for all job alternatives within the district. One can fill out a type and submit it on-line inside minutes. Grievance redressal platforms even have opened up on-line. These embody the Madadgar portal, Aalow portal (an Incidence Response System), and e-Arzi. Such portals can train greater than 200 companies on the web corresponding to creating digital revenue and domicile certificates. Land information (Jamabandies) and the issuance of land passbooks to folks have additionally been digitalized. The paperless administration will lower delays in response time and improve accountability amongst staff.
To fight the storage issues within the horticulture sector, the administration has chosen industrial estates at Chekpora Ashmuji, Munnad Guffan, and Kulgam to arrange chilly storage amenities in PPP mode. Awareness packages for farmers on the topics of post-harvest preservation of fruits, vermicompost, mechanization of routine duties, and so on. are being carried out to encourage the sector and handle farmers’ grievances. Presently Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kulgam is conducting an consciousness program on pests and plant ailments.
Kulgam ranked primary in India in attaining the goal of the Government of India’s Mission Amrit Sarovar on August 15, 2022. 279 out of 311 recognized springs and water our bodies have been developed. Seminars and packages on water conservation and equitable water utilization helped in attaining the place. Not solely this however for greywater administration 4746 soakage pits have been constructed within the district. The Rural Development Department, Forest Department, and Soil and Water Conservation are actively monitoring the method.
All in all, District Kulgam is slowly changing into the primary district in South Kashmir to channel its energies for syncretic progress and prosperity of the area. And such monumental achievements mark a brand new chapter in its historical past. (ANI)