Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today promised the people of a new dawn in Jammu and Kashmir and said the objective of forging an alliance with the BJP was to bring in equitable and balanced development of all three regions of the state.
Addressing party workers at a one-day party convention in Udhampur today, Mufti Sayeed hoped that the Central and the state governments would work more effectively so that all three regions lead on the path of development.
Mufti announced that more than Rs 2,000 crore will be spent on the road network, excluding the Jammu Srinagar national highway, in the next one year and 600 km of roads will be blacktopped in the Jammu region. He also announced setting up of a nursing college in Udhampur and development of Devika as a tourist destination. He also announced an amusement park for children in Udhampur.
The Chief Minister reiterated his government’s commitment to providing quality education and said 100 model schools shall be set up in the next one year while 200 schools will be equipped with computers and internet facility.
In her speech, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba stressed rehabilitation of the border victims. Mehbooba said only dialogue could solve the issue. She advocated the peace process between India and Pakistan.
“During our tenure in 2002, we had started the Rehbar-e-Taleem scheme through the Sarva Shikska Abhiyan scheme in which hundreds of local youths of the state were employed. After completion of five years, they are regularised in the department,” she said.
She said those engaged as Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers during the National Conference-Congress government did not know the multiplication table of two, which was a cause for concern. She said hospitals would be opened in various districts.