Srinagar, June 2 : Doabgah Rafiabad village in Baramulla District was granted as backward status by the Jammu and Kashmir Government today.
Addressing a public rally at Doabgah, Social Welfare Minister Abdul Gani Vakil said the village deserved the status for not only being remote, but also for lagging behind in education, infrastructure, landholdings and other development parameters.
He said this status would brighten employment prospects for the youth of Doabgah and will also pave a way for speedier and integrated development of the village.
Vakil said the Congress works for unity and integrity of the State.
The party has put institutional mechanism including establishment of finance commission in place to ensure equitable allocation of resources for planned and balanced development of all the regions, he added.