BARAMULLA, MAY 19: The District Development Commissioner Baramulla today chaired District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting here to review the progress of banks as on March 31, 2017 in the district.
Joint Director Planning, Chief Agriculture Officer, Assistant General Manager RBI, Lead District manager officers from Line Departments, Financial Institutions representatives and other concerned were present in the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the progress and achievements made by the banks in implementation of various Government sponsored schemes.
On the occasion, the DDC was informed that 55108 beneficiaries were benefited under District credits plan 2016-17 and an amount of Rs 1460.63 crore have been disbursed among them under various schemes including Rs 970.26 crore on agriculture front.
The DDC said that banks and various financial institutions in the district must play their role for the economic progress of the district and emphasized on the need to make the national mission of cash less economy possible in the district. He impressed the officers to work in coordination to make the digital payment system a success in the district. He also stressed for organizing awareness programmes at village level to generate proper awareness about use of cashless transactions among the people.
-size:14.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>He said Rajouri and Poonch are having revered religious places of all communities and tourists can be diverted from Budha Amar Ji Yatra, Shri Mata Vaishnu Devi Yatra Katra and Shiv Khori towards Mangla Mata Shrine and very famous Budha Amarnath Ji Shrine at Mandi Poonch.
He said they can also divert pilgrims visiting shrines in Kashmir towards famous Ziyarat of Hazrat Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah at Shahdra Sharief, Rajouri, Baba Miran Sain Baksh Sahib, Poonch and Peer Chooty Shah Ziyarat at Mendher.
The Minister also took up the issue of Separate Heritage Tourism Development Authority for Rajouri-Poonch Districts. He said there is a huge tourism potential in heritage sector in Poonch and Rajouri as there are many archaeological remains in the region including Sarais, Mosques, Temples, Royal Palaces, Forts and Gardens of different periods ranging from Kushan to the Medieval Period which can be developed.
He said these monuments are on the verge of extinction and if developed, they can open a new era of Heritage Tourism in Jammu & Kashmir and change the economic landscape of the region. Zulfkar also asked the Government of India to provide special package for Adventure Tourism in the region.
Union Minister of State for Tourism, Mahesh Sharma, gave a patient hearing to all the demands and assured that the GoI will provide every possible assiatnce to develop Rajouri-Poonch region.