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Government of India
Ministry of Communications
01 MAR 2023 9:45PM by PIB Delhi
Shri Devusinh Chauhan conducts Public outreach programme at Sudhmahadev

To take stock of various ongoing developmental works and flagship schemes under taken by various departments in district Udhampur, the Union Minister of for State Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan today conducted an extensive tour of District Udhampur to review the progress of ongoing developmental works under CSS and other developmental programmes at Conference Hall DC Office Complex Udhampur.


Shri Devusinh Chauhan reviewing developmental programmes at Udhampur


At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Ms. Krittika Jyotsna welcoming the Minister gave a sector wise detailed Power Point presentation of various ongoing developmental works, flagship schemes being executed by different departments in the district. She also briefed the chair about the progress of mega projects including Pollution Abatement of Holy River Devika, Yoga International Convention Centre Mantalai, Chenani Sudhmahadev road (NH-244), NH-44, Udhampur to Chenani, Integrated Development of Tourist Facilities at Mantalai and Sudhmahadev etc.

The Union Minister took comprehensive sector wise review of district ongoing developmental works, mega projects, CSS and other flagship programmes in the district.

District heads of various departments apprised the Union Minister about the status of different schemes taken up by their respective departments and their status as on date. DDC was asked to regularly monitor all ongoing developmental works and get feedback from district officers on daily basis. The Union Minister directed the concerned departments to mobilize their men and machinery for effective implementation of all schemes and coverage of 100% eligible beneficiaries under all schemes and no eligible beneficiary to be left out. He directed all the officers to work in coordination for better results at the grass root level.


While reviewing the road wise progress of PMGSY and PWD sector the Union Minister directed the concerned authorities to expedite the progress of work and achieve the targets set by the Government as per the timeline. He also reviewed the progress on Jal Jeevan Mission and directed for speeding up the process of its implementation.

The Union Minister, later on inaugurated newly constructed election building  with storage Godown for EVM's and VVPAT'S at DC Office Complex Udhampur at an  approved cost of Rs176. 50 lacs.

En-route, the Union Minister also visited at Jan Aushadi Kendra at Chenani. CMO informed that the Jan Aushadi Kendra is the best way to provide cheap and quality medicines to the economically weaker section of the society. The Union Minister also interacted with the doctors and staff members and enquired about the facility being provided to the general public.

The Union Minister distributed sehat cards under Ayushman Bharat Scheme among the beneficiaries.

On reaching at Sudh Mahadev, PRIs and general public of the area warm welcome to Union Minister. The Union Minister conducted public outreach programme at Sudhmahadev Tehsil Chenani of District Udhampur.

Meanwhile, earlier, the Union Minister and DC also paid obeisance at the holy Shiv Mandir at Sudhmahadev and prayed for peace and prosperity of the Country.

The outreach programme witnessed overwhelming participation of DDC Councillor, Smt. Usha Devi, BDC Chairman, Shri Parkash Chand, Sarpanches, Panches and general public hailing from different areas.


During the interaction, PRI members welcomed the Union Minister and briefed about various centrally sponsored schemes launched by the Government. They  projected several issues and demands which include Mobile network problem in the area, Marketing of local products, Pending Liabilities under MGNREGA works, Implementation of JJM, Special package for development of  Panjthirthi, Bringing the area in tourism map, Shortage of staff in every department, Promotion of pilgrimage, Adventure, religious and rural tourism in the area, Construction of road from Karlah to Gouri kund, Opening of village wise ration depot, Regularization of Daily wagers and NYCs, Widening of Patnitop, Sanasar road etc.

While addressing the gathering, the Union Minister said that purpose of his visit is to come to assess the progress of implementation of Government schemes on the ground and get feedback from the public.

The Union Minister said that the main objective of holding this interaction is to assess the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes on ground and take feedback from the PRIs. The Union Minister added that after 2014 Glorious path of development under the Leadership of Prime Minister India takes up the G-20 Presidency, it offers the country a giant opportunity to showcase its strength including its soft power to the world. The Union Minister appreciated the tireless efforts made by employees of postal department who rendered their selfless to the people across the country during Covid-19 pandemic. Minister expressed that Yoga International Centre and Chenani Sudh Mahadev road project will taken this area to new heights of the development which will increase the tourist footfall and will generate employment opportunities for local youths. The Union Minister said Government has empowered PRIs, they are acting as bridge between Government and public and pace of development is increased in all sectors.

The Union Minister gave a patient hearing and passed on the spot directions to the concerned officers for resolving the issues. He also assured the public/ PRIs that all their genuine demands would be redressed as per norms in a time bound manner.

Different Government Departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, Sports, Health,Social Welfare, Handicraft, Handloom etc had set up their departmental awareness stalls. The Union Minister along with DC took a round and inspected the stalls set up by various departments for disseminating information about welfare and other schemes launched by the GOI. Union  Minister interacted  with staff members  and beneficiaries  of the scheme and had a detailed review  of implementation  of schemes  on the ground  and also  took feedback  from the beneficiaries.

The Union Minister also distributed Mamta kits and under BBBP, Sports Kits under Khelo, Pass book under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Wheel chair besides this the Union Minister also handed over Power tiller machines  among the beneficiaries on the occasion.

Later, the Union Minister visited the International Yoga Centre and took a round of all the components and inspected the progress of work. He also chaired a meeting of concerned officers at integrated development of tourist facilitation centre and reviewed the progress of the International Yoga centre under construction at Mantalai Udhampur. The Project Manager, NPCC, Shri K. R. Rana briefed the Union Minister about the latest progress on the prestigious project. He informed that the project consists of 23 components which include the tourist Facilitation Centre, Yoga wellness spa & Ayurveda complex, dining centre, eco-log huts, meditation enclave etc. He further apprised the Union Minister that the work was in its final stages and would be completed soon.