Asserting that the uplift of downtrodden sections of society is receiving focussed attention, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the equitable and inclusive development constitute important ingredients of state's development policy.
Talking to a deputation of all J&K State Pasmanda Tabka Welfare Society (SPTWS), the chief minister said development of the weaker section was being attended under various state and centrally-sponsored schemes.
Omar said besides providing special attention for enhancing and upgrading educational status of the students belonging to these sections, various welfare schemes to ensure economic welfare of backward classes are also in progress.
The chief minister during the "Awami Mulakat" on Monday met scores of deputations and representatives of various sections of the society and labour unions.
He heard them patiently and gave on the spot directions for redressal of the problems of urgent public importance while various memoranda were referred to the concerned departments for early action.
Interacting with a deputation from Takanwari led by MLA from the Batmaloo constituency, Mohammad Irfan Shah, the chief minister informed augmentation of drinking water and launch of new schemes to cover uncovered areas under protected water supply programme were receiving due attention.
He said the water supply sector has been flagged as one of the most important five sectors of service delivery by his government.
To the delegation of Yaripora led by MLC Abdul Majid, the Chief Minister said government is concentrating on consolidation and expansion of educational sector.
He said a network of new colleges, polytechnics, ITIs and other educational institutions have been opened during the past four and a half years and the process is continuing.
In reference to the demand for a new degree college and Tehsil and upgradation of health facilities in Kulgam district, particularly in Yaripora area, the chief minister said the genuine demands would be give due consideration.
Scores of individuals also met the Chief Minister and sought his help in redressal of their personal problems concerning various government departments.