Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurates 250 mm Seer Water supply scheme in Pahalgam, J&K

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal concluded his two day visit to Pahalgam as part of the public outreach programme of the central government.

The union minister today inaugurated 250 mm Seer Water supply scheme. The project will benefit around 10,000 people and will be completed under the ambit of Jal Jeevan Mission within three months. He appreciated the rapid pace of developmental works and commended the frontline workers for working towards realizing the Prime Minister’s dream of tap water for all households.

Shri Goyal also visited Rahi Shawl Unit located at Akad Park. He interacted with the local artisans and examined various handicrafts like zari, sozni, tapestry, etc. The minister appreciated the intricate work being put up by the artisans. He said that handicrafts of Kashmir tell a symbolic story and the government is committed to ensure this story reaches all parts of the world.


The Union minister also inaugurated the tourist hut of Pahalgam Development Authority at Golf Course, Pahalgam. Shri Goyal discussed developments in the tourism landscape and was happy to observe that there is brisk tourist activity in Pahalgam. He highlighted the need to scale up the tourist infrastructure to attract more foreign tourists.

Addressing a gathering at Pahalgam, Shri Piyush Goyal thanked the people of Kashmir for their participation in the development process and appreciated their dedication towards promotion of tourist activity. He said that the concerted efforts of the government of UT of Jammu and Kashmir towards development have started bearing fruit and investors from the rest of the country and abroad are eager to invest in the UT.

Shri Goyal later inaugurated Forest Departments Deodar sapling plantation drive being conducted under the banner of Green JK Drive. A total of 1 lakh saplings will be planted as part of the drive. Enquiring about post-plantation care for the saplings, the minister was apprised that fencing and other appropriate watch and ward measures are taken.

Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries, DC Anantnag and other officials of the district administration were present on the occasion.



    Source PIB