Ut Foundation Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Kargil

The Union Territory Foundation Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor at Auditorium Hall Kargil on October 31.
Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed on behalf of LAHDC Kargil congratulated the people of Kargil on the occasion of UT Foundation Day.

He said the pace of developmental activities has taken to new heights which is evident. Khan said at present the total district budget allocated from the central government is 232 crore and 25 crore for the subsidy scheme.

CEC appreciated the efforts of the district officers for timely carrying out all developmental works despite facing the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic situation stating that almost 90 percent of the budget has been utilized during the year.

While highlighting the achievements over the years, Khan said in the education sector, many revolutionary changes have been achieved which mainly include the development of smart classes, laboratory facilities in schools, development of playgrounds, libraries, infrastructural changes, buses for the schools, etc.

The CEC said due to funding from the central government, many developmental works have been achieved without hurdlers. He said the renovation work of the Boys’ Hostel in Jammu has been completed with full facilities and a well-equipped library. Khan added that the new building of the Girls’ Hostel in Jammu is almost at the completion stage.

CEC said the construction of 300 bedded hospital at Kurbathang with all modern medical facilities is a landmark achievement for the district adding that CHCs and PHCs at the community level are also equipped with modern facilities.

In Agriculture Sector, he said that the district has seen tremendous changes in terms of the cultivation of cash crops, vegetables, and fruits. He said from the subsidy component LAHDC has distributed around 227 greenhouses for Ladakh which would ultimately develop self-sustainability for the farmer community.

CEC said in the Horticulture sector it is for the first time in the history of Ladakh that fresh apricot was exported to the international market which will enormously increase the value of the product in the international market.

Khan said similarly, many developmental works have been achieved by the engineering wing of the district in terms of the construction of roads and bridges which are the basic needs for the connectivity of the district.

The CEC said the pace at which work on the Zojila tunnel is going is a big achievement and the work on the tunnel will be completed before the stipulated time which is 2026.

Regarding employment avenues for youth, Khan said recently that DSSRB Kargil has issued a notification for 85 vacant non-gazetted posts adding that similar other notifications of district cadre posts are in pipeline and notification will be issued accordingly.

Khan requested the UT Administration to form recruitment rules for gazetted posts in Ladakh along with the provision of a Ladakh Residence Certificate (LRC) to be mandated.

He also requested the UT Administration to develop air connectivity for the Kargil district so that people can have easy access outside Ladakh, especially during the winter season.

Meanwhile, CEC thanked Ladakh Police for the recruitment of police personnel in Ladakh Police in such a short time.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner/ CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve on behalf of the district administration congratulated all the district officers, HODs, and employees on the occasion of UT Foundation Day.

He said after the formation of UT Ladakh, Kargil has seen remarkable changes in developmental activities including the Zojila tunnel, Kargil Zanskar Highway, and the construction of roads and bridges all over the district through different schemes.

DC Santosh said in today’s technological era, mobile connectivity has become essential for everyone. He said Kargil has been connected with mobile connectivity except at a few villages which will be connected soon.

The Deputy Commissioner said significant development has been achieved in the health sector from community-level health facilities to the district level.

He said modern machinery including CT scans, MRI machines, and other medical facilities have been provided to the hospitals which have improved quality patient care services.

DC Kargil said along with the infrastructure development in hospitals, many staff nurses and doctors have also been appointed in the health department.

Similarly, in the education sector smart classrooms, digital libraries, science laboratories, and playgrounds have been developed for the students which have achieved positive outcomes.

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