Addressing the meeting, Chidambaram said that Central Government is committed to support J&K State for balanced development of its all the three regions. He said a Task Force Committee nominated to take stock of construction of basic infrastructure in Ladakh is scheduled to visit the region shortly. The Committee would also interact with cross sections of society to gather information about the problem being faced by the people.
He took stock of pace of development works, under execution in the district and also the problems being faced by the people who suffered heavily by virtue of recent floods. He also reviewed the steps being taken for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure and assets.
The meeting was attended by the J&K CA&PD Minister, Qamar Ali Akhoon, Minister for Tourism, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Chief Executive Councillor, Kargil Hill Development Council, Kachoo Ahmad Ali Khan, MP, Ghulam Hassan Khan, MLC, Syed Ahmad Rizvi, Executive Councillors, Kargil Hill Council, Principal Secretary Planning, , Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Principal Secretary Home, B R Sharma, Director General Police, Kuldeep Khuda, and Deputy Commissioner, Kargil M Rajiv.
The Minister assured of all support by the Centre for speedy development of the region.
On the occasion, Kachoo Ahmad Ali Khan demanded construction of tunnel on
Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, on this occasion apprised the meeting about the steps being taken by the State Government for reconstruction of infrastructure in the district through PowerPoint presentation.
Later, the Union Home Minister inspected project of Rs. 40 crore Counsel Infrastructure, Rs. 3.72 crore tourist facilitation centre and Rs. 2.40 crore Sports Stadium in the Kargil district.
The Union Home Minister directed for preparing separate project for supply scheme for counsel secretariat.
Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, immediately after visiting Leh, Kargil and Baramulla districts reached Srinagar this afternoon and had a detailed meeting with the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah at Srinagar.
In the meeting, relief and rehabilitation for cloud-burst affected people of Leh and Kargil was discussed in detail. Chidambaram assured Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah that Centre will be providing more funds for permanent rehabilitation of affected people of both Leh and Kargil districts and would also provide necessary funds for reconstruction of public utility facilities.
Issues regarding law and order situation of the State also came up for the discussion in the meeting.
Among others, Chief Secretary, S.S. Kapur, GOC, XV Corps, N.C.Marwah, Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B.B.Vyas, Principal Secretary, Home, B.R. Sharma, DGP, Kuldip Khuda, Special DGP, CRPF, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Samoon and IG,BSF and other Central and state officers were present in the meeting.
Earlier, the Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram visited Baramulla where he was received by Minister for School Education, Peerzada Mohammad Syeed, Divisional Commissioner,
Chidambaram held a meeting with the officers and discussed various development activities and law and order situation. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Education, Peerzada Mohammad Syeed, Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda and senior civil and police officers.
Later, several delegations belonging to various shades of life called on the Union Minister. The delegations included that of National Conference led by G.H.Rahai, Congress led by G. N. Monga, Advocates, Civil Society Associations, Fruit Growers Association, Traders Federation, Transporters and students.