Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir under the Central Government’s outreach programme today toured Budgam district and took a detailed review of implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and welfare initiatives during a meeting at Conference Hall Budgam.
The Minister appreciated the District Administration for the overall work and impressed upon the continuation of engagements with same spirit, conviction and dedication. The minister said that district Budgam shall be pilot district for introduction of new skill development and vocational courses.
The Minister said there should be no gap between J&K and other areas of India. She said every beneficiary should get benefit of all schemes of GOI. There are complete facilities like class rooms, toilets, uniforms, books, mid- day meals served under PM Poshan scheme and further development will take place in the education sector, she added.
The Minister said all the genuine demands of public will be adhered to by GOI and Government of UT of J&K. She said that the Union Government is committed towards welfare of its masses and outreach of its welfare schemes to genuine beneficiaries in fixed timeline.
On the occasion, she also e-inaugurated various projects and laid e-foundation stone of three road projects of R&B sector worth Rs 1939.00 crores, eight Water Supply Schemes under JJM worth Rs 65.71 crores, six roads under PMJSY and R& B worth Rs 39.17 crores and construction of Baba Naseer Mamath canal worth Rs 7.26 crore.
Among others, DDC chairman Nazir Ahamd Khan, DC Budgam S F Hamid, Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain, SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem Khan, ADDC Budgam, ADC Budgam and all district and sectoral officers were present on the occasion.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam presented a detailed status of progress of schemes including Ayushman Bharat, PMAY, PMGSY, MGNERGA, BBBP, SBM, ICDS, Youth Start Up Loan Schemes, PM Poshan, SSA and other welfare schemes through a power point presentation.
The Minister was appraised about school complex system under which there is sharing of human resources within the cluster schools, and also about the initiative taken by district Budgam in which one officer adopts one school for overall monitoring and guidance for better education under One School One Officer initiative.
It was informed that there are seven Atal Tinkering Labs functional in Budgam and every teacher of school education department working in Budgam district is trained under NEP.
Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain said that under the scheme “Talaash”, school drop outs and those who were never enrolled are searched and brought back to schools. So far as health is concerned, there are primary health centres functional in various areas of Budgam. DC Budgam apprised the Minister that 108 emergency number is functional in Budgam district and Covid vaccination and immunization is 100 percent.
DC Budgam said there is 100 % saturation under Supplementary Nutrition Programme and others in ICDS and Social Welfare while as saturation under Sehat Card shall be achieved in coming days.