Sh. Sunil Kumar Sharma, former Minister along with Sh. Ravinder Raina, J&K President, BJP, called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sh. Sharma and Sh. Raina submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt. Governor pertaining to compensation to the farmers for the damaged Basmati crops due to untimely rains, promotion of pilgrimage and religious tourism in J&K, implementation of PMDP projects for the development of Tourism sector, Artificial Lake project, abolition of Sarore Toll Plaza, SRO 43 cases for Next of the Kins (NoK) of SPOs who achieved Martyrdom before 2009, establishment of Law University in Jammu, proper implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in Power sector like DDUJJY and Saubhagya, regularization of daily wagers, need-based and casual employees working in various Government departments and creation of separate salary heads for the disbursement of their salaries on regular basis, settlement of issues of Home guards and Khidmat centres and strengthening of VDCs and other issues of VDC members.
They also demanded for expediting of several developmental projects including Hydro Power Projects- Kiru, Kwar, Karthai and Rattle, Jammu Smart City project, AIIMS, four-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor road; Akhnoor to Rajouri- Poonch via Nowshera-Sunderbani National Highway and promotion of Horticulture sector in areas like Poonch, Bani , Basohli and erstwhile Doda.
The Lt. Governor assured Sh. Sharma and Sh. Raina to review the genuine issues and demands put forth by them for their early redressal and urged them to continue their sustained endeavours for promoting public welfare.