Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh Friday said that a full-fledged AYUSH Hospital will be set up at Kishtwar and a central grant of Rs. 50 crore had been sanctioned for that.
This was informed by the union minister while interacting with a group of around 50 school children from Kishtwar. He said that the foundation stone laying ceremony of this hospital had been scheduled for 22nd September, 2018, but was deferred on account of the modal code of conduct due to local body elections.
During over one hour informal interaction, the students had discussion with the minister on wide range of subjects related to Kishtwar as well as some of the current topics.
The children, mostly in the age group of 14-16 years, were excited over their first-ever visit to Delhi. They were also thankful to Dr Jitendra for having facilitated the sight-seeing and other arrangements for them at the national capital. The students thanked the Modi Government and Dr Jitendra for the new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Degree College at Paddar under Central RUSA, a Nursing College and an ITI which had all been approved in the last four years.
Dr Jitendra also informed them of a full-fledged AYUSH Hospital to be set up at Kishtwar.
The minister also informed the students that very soon, the existing air-strip at Kishtwar will be upgraded so that it would be possible to land an Aircraft there. The negotiations for acquisition of extra land for this purpose from the defence forces have already been finalized, he told them.
The minister also told the children about the Pakkal-Dul Power Project at Kishtwar which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the State on 19th of May this year.
He said that the Pakkal-Dul Power Project will be a major source of power generation as well as job creation for the entire region.
The minister also said that more teaching departments would soon be introduced in the existing extension campus of Jammu University in Kishtwar.
Similarly, he said, every effort is being made to start the first academic session from next year in the upcoming new Government Medical College at Doda, which will also enable children from this region to go in for higher medical studies without having to travel to Jammu or elsewhere.