• Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir has achieved maximum saturation in all the agriculture and health benefit schemes rolled out by the Central government.
  • Of the various agriculture sector schemes, Udhampur has achieved 100% saturation in PM Kisan Yojana by providing annual support of Rs.6,000 to 51,035 farmers.
  • Similarly, 100% saturation has also been achieved by providing to 51,035 farmers.
  • As far as the Soil Health Card is concerned, the Minister said, he was glad to share that here too 100% saturation had been achieved by giving the benefit of the card to 63,880 agriculturists.
  • The PM Maan Dhan Yojana has also achieved 100% saturation by providing a monthly pension to 10,585 farmers above the age of 60.
  • On the health front, nearly 100% saturation has been achieved by providing Golden Cards for Ayushman Bharat insurance to 4,31,738 beneficiaries which amounts to 97.8% of the eligible target and 100% is expected to be met shortly.
  • Pertinent to mention that for the last 3 to 4 years Udhampur has been consecutively securing top rank or one of the top 3 ranks among all districts of the country in the implementation of Central PMGSY road projects.
  • North India’s first river rejuvenation project “Devika” is complete for inauguration. As a result, it was ignored with respect to development and also in providing to the people benefits through the government resources.
  • There is a network of roads being established even in far flung hilly terrains of Udhampur and in some of the peripheral villages, where people had never seen an automobile or a transport vehicle, are today plying on roads on scooter, motorcycle and motor car.
  • Asia’s longest road tunnel was also inaugurated here by Prime Minister Modi, which takes off from Chenani and is the first such project to be named after Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee.
  • Similarly, Udhampur railway station has been expanded and is possibly the first railway station of the country to be named after a martyr soldier Captain Tushar Mahajan.
  • With the Kashmir Valley soon to be linked by railway with the rest of the country in next few months, Udhampur is going to emerge as the most important railway junction in North India, he said and added that we have already demanded that a full-fledged Division Headquarters of Railways be set up at Udhampur.
  • The district administration is taking active steps to promote one district product “Kalari” and plan to hold a “Kalari Food Festival” in near future.

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