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Fulfilled our commitment to empower panchayats: J-K govt

The J-K govt has fulfilled its commitment to empower Panchayati Raj representatives in true sense: sagar

The Jammu and Kashmir government has said it has fulfilled its commitment to empower the Panchayati Raj representatives in the true sense.

“The J-K government has fulfilled its commitment to empower Panchayati Raj representatives in the true sense and much headway has been made in ensuring their empowerment,” Panchayat Raj Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar told a meeting of Panchayat representatives in Baramulla yesterday.

Terming Panchayati Raj as an important tool to curb corruption,he said panchs and sarpanchs have been assigned the job to monitor functioning of 14 government departments.

Sagar said the government has already released Rs 56 crore for building and renovating ‘Panchayat ghars’ across the state.