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Decentralization of power needed for the overall development: Prof. Virender

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta, advocated for the creation of district councils pleaded for decentralization of political, administrative and financial powers among the district council so created. He said that this step is essential for the equitable development of all the districts. The respective MLAs, representatives of local bodies shall have their reasonable say in the management of the districts and the administration shall reach up to the grass root level with the participation of the people at the local level. The districts located in the hilly terrain of the state shall be mostly benefited. The hilly areas of Kishtwar Ramban, Reasi, Rajouri and Poonch districts are most neglected parts of the state. There is lack of communication and other facilities, including education, medical, administrative infrastructure in the far flung areas of these districts in particular, and others too.
Prof. Virender said that the District Councils shall go in a long way to develop communication network, tourist spots and other essential infrastructure, urgently needed by the people of the area. “The projects initiated by the PM Narendra Modi at Centre and those by the State government shall be speedly implemented and the state as a whole shall reach its heights in development and progress, if the district councils are constituted”, Prof. Virender said and added that decentralization of power should be extended up to the block and village level in order to involve the people at the micro state.He also suggested that separate allocation of funds be made to each district and also to each region. He also mooted the idea that State Financial Commission which should have due representation from each province needs to be revive.