Addressing a large gathering at Muqam, Hanjoora in district Budgam Kashmir today, the Minister said that the present government under the sincere leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is making all out efforts to transform the socio economic scenario of the state. He said that the time is not far when the state would touch new heights of development. He said that the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah persuaded the Central government to provide liberal funding to the State adding that it was the result of these efforts that Central Government approved highest ever Rs. 5500 Crore for the state.
He said that the recent visit of 13th Finance Commission to the State was a success for the state planners as the Commission was impressed and convinced meticulously about the Financial requirements of the State. He said that the Commission appreciated the recommendations of
Mr Rather said that Service to People is the mission of present Government, which would be pursued as act of faith to improve the lot of poor people living in every nook and corner of the state. He said “We won’t hesitate to sacrifice the power for the sake of the people, adding that it is not so easy to deliver as it requires will power to serve the needy”.
He said that the Government is confronted with burgeoning problem of un-employment, adding that the Government is not sleeping on the issue and very soon more avenues would be explored to absorb the educated youth of the state.
Speaking on the occasion Sardar Showkat from Pakistan held Kashmir appreciated the people friendly policies of the present Government, adding that it was the Sher – i –