Samba, November 29 | Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Navin Choudhary visited Panchayat Chajjwal of block Samba as designated Officer under Back to Village phase II, programme.
District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, and other senior officers of the district administration accompanied him.
Navin Choudhary attended the Gram Sabha which was attended by Sarpanch Girdhara Singh, Panchs and a large number of villagers.
Addressing the Sabha, Navin Choudhary asked government officers and PRIs to join hands to develop Chajjwal a model Panchayat. He directed the officers to identify government land for the establishment of a cottage industry to facilitate employment generation for local unemployed youth.
Responding to the demands of locals, the Principal Secretary directed for augmentation of water supply scheme, up-gradation and replacement of transformers so that people of the area will not suffer for the want of basic amenities. He also asked PWD (R&B) for up-gradation of the road from National Highway to Government High School Sunjwan.
It was informed that the work on conservation of historical pond of the Panchayat launched by the Principal Secretary earlier is nearing completion.
The Principal Secretary inspected stalls put up by various departments to aware the people about skill development, self-employment and development schemes being implemented by the government.
Later, a cultural program was presented by the Department of Information and Public Relations and artists of Natrang theatre group featuring folk music, dance and skits highlighting the importance of girl education, cleanliness-hygiene and environment conservation.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary provided medicines for the local dispensary and two computers for the Chajjwal Panchayat Ghar and inaugurated smart classes at local High School. Wheel Chairs were also provided to the physically challenged persons under the Social Welfare scheme.
The day also witnessed a Veterinary camp by Animal Husbandry Department in which 100 per cent vaccination of animals against foot and mouth disease was achieved.