Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant has hailed the impressive progress made by district Baramulla and Kupwara in upgradation of basic amenities for the people under the aspirational districts programme.
Kant conducted an extensive tour of these north Kashmir districts on Saturday to personally take stock of the progress made under various developmental indicators under the Aspirational Districts Programme. He was accompanied by Joint Secretary, NITI Aayog, Rakesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal, Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, Secretary Youth Services & Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez, Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar, Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo and other concerned officers.
Winding up his visit, Kant, in a series of tweets, lauded the performance in power, health, education, horticulture and skill development sectors in these districts. He hailed the commitment and dedication of the officers/officials for reaching out to the people and fulfilling their developmental needs.\During his visit to Kupwara, NITI Aayog CEO visited various sites and inspected the developmental projects in Machil and Handwara areas. He also inspected the Water Reservoir constructed at Badkoot, Wadipora.
The CEO assured full support from the central government for implementation of the activities identified for both the districts under the Aspirational District programme.