The construction of houses is a big relief for underprivileged in the region.
Locals hailed efforts of J-K and Central Government for helping them to get 'pukka' houses.
While speaking to ANI, the Assistant Development Commissioner in Rural Development Department of Rajouri, Sushil Kumar Khajuria said, "It is a big relief for poor as they can live safely in Pukka houses." Speaking to ANI, a local, Mohd Razak expressed delight after receiving first instalment for house construction under the housing scheme.
He said, "J-K Government has helped us a lot by giving money to construct concrete houses.
We use to face a lot of problems living under thatched roofs, especially during rains."
Speaking to ANI in Jammu, State Election Commissioner of JandK, KK Sharma spoke on District Development Council (DDC) elections. He said, "Eight-phase DDC elections to be held from November 28 to December 19. All arrangements including security are reviewed and completed. The remote areas to go to polls in first and second phase of polling." "Health Department engaged to implement COVID guidelines," State Election Commissioner added.
To refresh the mood amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India (GoI) organised cultural event 'Jashan-i-Chilay Kalan' in Srinagar. It was organised by North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala and Ministry of Culture, GoI. The artists from across Kashmir participated in the event. They performed various Kashmiri folk feats and entertained the audience. Event aimed at promoting artists in the valley who are coping up with pandemic. Audience enjoyed and appreciated the efforts of artists in cultural programme.
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir region received fresh spell of snowfall and rain which have triggered cold wave conditions in the region. The snowfall led to closure of several roads connecting remote villages in the area. In view of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley, a 'low danger' avalanche warning was issued for Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, and Ganderbal.
Heavy snowfall continued on higher reaches of Pir Panjal mountain range on November 25. A thick blanket of snow enveloped the Pir Panjal range. Mughal Road is closed from past 4 days. The snow clearing operations are underway using heavy machinery. The Mughal Road connects South Kashmir's Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch.
Addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on November 12, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "10 new champion sectors will now be covered under the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) Scheme to boost the competitiveness of domestic manufacturing. It is expected to give a significant boost to economic growth and domestic employment." "Rs 18,000 crore will be provided over and above the budget estimate which was mentioned in the Budget 2020-21 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana particularly for the urban areas. This extra budgetary resource being provided will help 12 lakh houses to be grounded and 18 lakh houses will get completed as a result," she added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended commencement of 'Durga Puja' celebrations in West Bengal's Kolkata. The event took place via video conferencing on October 22. PM Modi's address on this occasion was telecasted in 294 constituencies following social distancing norms. While addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "We are continuously working for the fast development of the state of West Bengal. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), houses have been constructed for around 30 lakh poor people." "Over 90 lakh free gas connections given under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana," PM added.
BJP MP KL Meena on October 10 ended his protest which he held with hundreds of people in Rajasthan's Karauli over the killing of a temple priest. He informed that he stands with the family of the victim and announced that he will personally give Rs 1 lakh to them. He said, "The government has assured that Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia amount and Rs 1.5 lakh under Prime Minister Awas Yojana will be given to the Priest's family. A job will also be given to a member of his family." Meena said that the Station Head Officer and the Patwari have been suspended. A priest was allegedly burnt alive by land encroachers in Karauli's Bukna village on October 08 during a scuffle over encroachment of temple land at Bukna village in Sapotra, Karauli district.
The preparations are underway in Rajouri for upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections, which will be conducted in eight phases between November 28 and December 19. The election candidates went on to meet locals ahead of the voting. The voting will be held in Rajouri on November 28. Block Development Council (BDC) Chairman of Block Kotranka, Javed Iqbal Choudhary, called the elections, a festival of demoracy and said, "This is a festival of democracy for us. People are excited about the election, power is directly going to their hands. Earlier, there used to be a constituency with an MLA with 4-6 people with him, they used to take control of votes. Now people are seeing this as a new hope."
Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. Ceasefire violation occurred on Thursday (November 12). Pakistan violated ceasefire by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Nowshera sector. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly to the violation. Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors in Poonch on November 11 (Wednesday) as well.