KULGAM, OCTOBER 05, 2020: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha during his visit to Panchayat Halqa Ashthal, Kulgam, in connection with Back to Village-3 programme, dedicated Ashthal Bridge worth Rs 9.55 crore to the public.

The Ashthal Bridge connects village Ashthal with adjoining areas while benefitting about 10,000 souls residing in 13 habitations.

The Lt Governor also laid the foundation stone for a Solid Waste Management plant. The solid waste management plant is going to benefit 239 households.

To maintain the high sanitation standards, atleast two dustbins in every panchayat are to be installed for solid and liquid waste management.

‘Villages are the lifeline of India and their development is the top priority of the Government. Connectivity plays an imperative role in the socio-economic development of any region, area, or locality and the UT Government is taking various initiatives aiming at accentuating the overall road connectivity, with special focus on rural connectivity’, the Lt Governor maintained.

The local inhabitants thanked the government for the Bridge as it fulfilled their long-pending demand for providing better connectivity to the village.