Udhampur among top 3 districts in rural road construction: Jitendra Singh : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Udhampur among top 3 districts in rural road construction: Jitendra Singh

Udhampur among top 3 districts in rural road construction: Jitendra Singh

BJP’s Jitendra Singh addresses a rally in Udhampur. Tribune photo



Our Correspondent

Jammu, April 2

Union Minister and BJP Candidate for the Udhampur constituency Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said Udhampur has emerged among India’s top three districts in rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme, and this has been possible only because of the prioritisation given by the Central Government in the last 10 years.

Jitendra Singh accused the Congress-led governments in the past, including the UPA government from 2004 to 2014, of following a policy of regional discrimination, as a result of which the upper hilly remote areas and far-flung peripheral panchayats of district Udhampur remained unconnected by road because these did not receive the kind of attention deserved.

“As a result of this, the people of this far-flung region had to suffer the agony and hardship of carrying their patients and the elderly members of the family physically for movement from one place to another or in a palanquin. This, in turn, also led to an increase in morbidity as well as mortality because of a lack of healthcare facilities and accessibility to health centres,” he added.

Addressing a series of public meetings during his election tour of the upper reaches of district Udhampur, including areas such as Basantgarh, Lati, Gordy, Landar among others, Jitendra Singh said, “Because of Udhampur’s typical topography, the road construction work should have been undertaken several decades ago. However, as a deliberate design it was not done. The PMGSY scheme for the rural road construction was also introduced by NDA-1 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but not carried forward with the same spirit by the successive governments.”

#BJP #Jammu #Udhampur


Top News

PM Modi targets Rahul Gandhi, says after Amethi, Congress' ‘sahabzade’ will lose Wayanad seat also

PM Modi targets Rahul Gandhi, says after Amethi, Congress' ‘sahabzade’ will lose Wayanad seat also

Modi says some INDIA bloc leaders left Lok Sabha and moved t...

US sanctions Chinese suppliers for providing critical components of Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme

US sanctions Chinese suppliers for providing critical components of Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme

As a result of the action, all property and interests in pro...

Iraq's popular mobilization forces post hit in air strike, sources say

Iraq's popular mobilization forces post hit in air strike, sources say

US official said there had been no US military activity in I...

Indian student's death in US possibly linked to 'Blue Whale Challenge': Report

Indian student's death in US possibly linked to 'Blue Whale Challenge': Report

The 20-year-old, who will remain unnamed here in deference t...


Cities

View All