PIB Jaipur as part of UT level press tour visit Kargil district to study developmental works

Press Information Bureau (PIB), Jaipur as part of a week-long press tour to UT Ladakh on Monday visited Kargil district to study various developmental works and implementation of centrally sponsored and UT schemes in various villages.

Deputy Director PIB, Jaipur, Pawan Singh Faujdar, AE&CO DIPR Leh, Stanzin Wangmo, a group of 13 media persons and PIB official were part of the tour.

The team studied the developmental activities in the district post-formation of Union Territory, implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and UT schemes at various villages of Kargil.

They got first-hand information about the achievements of schemes like National Health Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission, National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan etc.

The team of journalists associated with various print and electronic media houses experienced the best practices followed by the UT Administration in the field of agriculture which has got recognition and the implementation of several other schemes.

During the visit to the newly constructed 300-bedded district hospital and Oxygen Plant at Kurbathang, the PIB team met the concerned officials and were apprised about the ongoing development works.

Incharge Nodal Officer, Dr Muhammad Abbas talked about various projects and their cost under mechanical, civil, and electrical departments and presented details of project cost.

The PIB officials and media persons also visited Ice Hockey Rink near airport, Astroturf Football Ground, Gallon Water Reservoir at Chay Chaythang. They also visited various villages of Kargil district.

They also visited drip irrigation Saliskote and high-density apple orchard Saliskote of Horticulture Department. Chief Horticulture Officer Ali Raza briefed them about a number of activities carried out in the apple orchard.

During the visit to Panchayat Ghar Sankoo, the Self Help Group (SHG) Sankoo showed the manufacturing of sanitary pads and its distribution at low cost. PIB official said this is completely a positive developmental activity and will help in women empowerment. The concerned VLW Jinnah detailed about sanitary pad manufacturing process.

The Deputy Director PIB appreciated the pace of ongoing developmental activities in Kargil district and also in the whole UT Ladakh.

Singh also said that the funds provided by Union Government for various schemes were effectively utilized by concerned departments of district Kargil. He thanked all the stakeholders of the tour and appreciated their support.

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