Jammu, Sep 13 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said in order to check migration from rural areas, infrastructure development including education, health care facilities, in villages will be given priority concern.
Addressing a public rally at Dhargloon in bordering Poonch district, he said that remote and far off areas of the state that remained storved of infrastructure and facilities, would now be developed at par with other areas to arrest rural migration.
In 60 years, the state had made tremendous strides in various fields but remote belts lagged behind in the march for development, Mr Azad said.
Government will concentrate on creating opportunities in villages to catch hold of rural population migrating to the cities and causing adverse effect on economic development of villages, the Chief Minister said.
He added that his development strategy was aimed at discouraging rural migration and creation of gainful employment avenues in villages itself. However, he informed that comprehensive programme were launched for development of villages and basic amenities in a phased manner.
Meanwhile in the second leg of his tour, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the Army Goodwill Public School (AGPS) at Rajouri.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Azad brought out the importance of education in developing the nation.