“Awaam Ki Awaaz” completes a year
Jammu, 20 March: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed his gratitude to all citizens for their valuable contributions to the participatory development process to meet the aspirations of every section of society.
“Awaam Ki Awaaz” completes a year. This public participation radio program is committed to strengthening Jan Bhagidari at the local level and establishing accountable, transparent, responsive, effective, efficient, equitable and inclusive governance, the Lieutenant Governor said.
Through Awaam Ki Awaaz, which airs on all local and major channels of All India Radio (AIR) in UT, and airs on DD Kashir, we have received many suggestions for reforms in health, education, rural-urban development, culture. Rejuvenation and balanced regional development, etc.
The administration has taken concrete action on the suggestions received from the auditors to meet the needs of the community and make the system accountable to the public. I also thank Jammu and Kashmir All India Radio and Doordarshan for their continued support, the Lieutenant Governor added.
During this month’s episode, the Lieutenant Governor made a special mention of Sandhya Dhar from Jammu, Nasira Akhtar from Kulgam and Dr. Nasheeman Ashraf from Srinagar who have become new age icons for women in the Jammu and Kashmir. Their accomplishments provide a vision for women who aspire to inspire, the Lieutenant Governor said.
Referring to the suggestions of Shradha Sharma of RS Pura Jammu and Zakir Hussain Bhat of Anantnag on empowering women entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and ensuring women’s participation in all sectors, the Lieutenant Governor highlighted the need to implement measures dedicated to the empowerment of women.
When women are financially prosperous, their direct and indirect benefits will reach the family, the society, the nation and all of humanity. Over the past two years, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir has launched several campaigns to provide more livelihood opportunities for women. In order to increase the participation of women entrepreneurs in agriculture and village industries, about 5 lakh women have been added under the Umeed scheme. Various programs like KrishiSakhi and PashuSakhi have been launched so that more and more women come forward in agriculture, horticulture and dairy sectors, the Lieutenant Governor added.
Welcoming the suggestions received from Sajjad Noorabadi of Kulgam highlighting the need for an awareness campaign on government social welfare schemes, the Lieutenant Governor said the main objective of the Block Diwas program held every Wednesday is to bring administration at people’s doorsteps. It is our best effort that in addition to immediately fixing the problems of ordinary citizens, the people are informed about various government programs, he added.
While mentioning the information received from Dr. Shilpi Sharma and Dr. Ankur Bhat of Jammu regarding the detailed roadmap for digitization of healthcare, the Lieutenant Governor highlighted various reforms introduced by the government to provide advanced healthcare To the population. He also mentioned a pilot project in SKIMS for online appointment booking, which will soon be extended to other hospitals as well.
Over the past month, given the expansion of digital services in Jammu and Kashmir, we have taken several important decisions. As part of the Prime Minister’s digital health mission, we aim to create an online appointment service, in addition to digitizing patient medical records. Go online to all Hospitals & Health Services Scan to resume in mission mode, Lt Governor added.
On the suggestions of Gazi Ahmad Pandit of Pulwama and Rahul Kumar of Samba regarding the welfare of the elderly, the Lieutenant Governor said that a national action plan was approved in April 2020 under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to provide opportunity for seniors to live with dignity.
Uh. Abdul Rashid Bhat from Ganderbal has written a letter regarding the establishment of an Environment, Culture and Archeology Research Center (ECARC) at J&K which will engage young people.
Lt Governor also highlighted the ongoing transformation in the field through good administrative practices.
The ambitious project to develop the Kanihama village of Budgam, famous for its Kani shawls, into a craft tourism village is now in its final stages. Also, the affordable housing scheme in Doodhpathri which had been pending for many years has been completed.
The Lieutenant Governor also commended the Bandipora District Administration for its innovative digital intervention to keep up with the developments in the Panchayats. The district has taken the initiative to launch the Panchayat Development Index, which ranks each panchayat according to its performance.
Farmers in Qamarwari, Srinagar have seen their incomes increase dramatically after establishing business linkages. The district administration is also setting up an agricultural produce organization in Tengpora block to promote vegetable farming, the lieutenant governor said.
Each district should replicate the best practices of other districts and make concerted efforts to bring about positive change in people’s lives, the lieutenant governor added.