Centre's schemes improving lives of Rajouri locals
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Centre's schemes improving lives of Rajouri locals
Residents of far-flung hilly areas in the UT of J and K have expressed satisfaction over developmental works done by the government over the last few years and also hailed Centre's welfare schemes.
Different schemes like access to road, electricity, rations, door step service and jobs to the poor have been well received by the people.
Haji Mohd Iqbal, a resident of Rajouri district said, "Earlier I used to be very poor but now I have a house and I am comfortably living with my family because of the government schemes." "This is a very far-flung area and does not come in light of anyone.
Earlier roads were in poor condition but now they are much better.
Many prominent people came and go for asking votes by making false promises.
Rozy Zaffer, Block Development Council Chairperson of Thana Mandi said, "Our block is a far-flung and cold area and poor people here lives in Kutcha houses but because of government schemes, 80% houses have been constructed and also we are taking the issue and doing a survey on the people who are not on the list and why they are not here."
People from far-flung border areas of Qila Dharhal Block of Rajouri are getting jobs under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) scheme. Several people are engaged in construction work of roads, footpaths, water canals. Parmjeet Singh (Panch) said, "Ongoing works has brought a big change in development. There are many schemes by the government going on here. People are very happy in the border areas, who are going on work and works related to road connectivity, footpaths, land-levelling and water canals." Sarpanch Qila Dharhal Kuldeep Singh said, "I am thankful to the government for the schemes under which I am now able to live in my own Pakka Makkan. I had to face trouble in rainy days but it got sorted now." Pritam Singh, Resident said, "It's a great initiative from the government and we are very happy."
The shrine of Sufi saint Jaan Mohammad Sahib located in Jammu - Kashmir Rajouri town is an abode of peace and tranquillity. Every year thousands of people irrespective of their caste and community throng the shrine to commemorate the death anniversary or Urs of the Sufi saint, who throughout his life spread the message of oneness and brotherhood. As a part of the celebrations, Sufi scholars and Imams sermoned the public about the life, religious services, teachings and spiritual strength of the saint who devoted himself to the welfare of people. Community Kitchen or Langar was also set up to serve a meal to the devotees irrespective of their caste or community. Forming an integral part of Indian ethos for the last several centuries, even today the Sufi traditions play an important role in the lives of the people and connote them with an understanding of the world in all its spiritual dimensions.
Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri were seen conducting a snow-clearing operation. They key Mughal Road was covered with a thick blanket of snow. Heavy machinery was deployed to remove the snow. The Mughal Road connects Shopian in South Kashmir to Poonch and Rajouri. Watch the full video for more.
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The snow clearance operation is underway on Mughal Road in JandK's Rajouri district. Heavy machinery such as JCB is being used by the local authorities to clear snow in the region. The Mughal Road connects south Kashmir's Shopian district to Rajouri and Poonch districts.
Snow clearing operation is underway at Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. The roads here have been covered with a thick layer of snow and the clearing operations are in process of using heavy machinery. High-altitude road connects south Kashmir's Shopian district to Rajouri and Poonch districts.
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