Rajnath chairs meeting of Home Minister’s Advisory Committee for Daman & Diu

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed satisfaction on the progress made in the implementation of various Central schemes such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PAHAL, Aadhar enrollment, Aadhar seeding of Bank accounts, DBT and PM Mudra Yojana in  the Union Territory (UT) of Daman & Diu.
Chairing a meeting of the Advisory Committee associated with the Minister of Home Affairs for the UT of Daman & Diu here yesterday, Mr Rajnath Singh said he had visited Daman & Diu during February last year and reviewed coastal security, development and governance issues.
At the meeting, the members of the Advisory Committee had suggested 36 agenda items relating to different fields of developments in Daman & Diu. The matters relating to improving the air and road connectivity were discussed in detail. 
The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation informed the meeting that, for the overall development of air connectivity in Diu district, four flights a week are operating on the Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai route. Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, seven days connectivity to Diu airport for operating flights on the Ahmedabad-Diu-Ahmedabad route will be operational shortly, he said.
The UT Administration has also decided to set up an engineering college at Daman from the next academic year. The meeting was informed that the UT Administration was also planning to start a shipping training institute in Diu shortly. The discussion also centred around several projects pertaining to a mini-harbour in Daman, better medical facilities, improvement of roads, development of tourism and river front development.
Directions were given for expediting other ongoing development project works like laying of water supply pipelines, laying of gas pipeline and sewerage system in the UT area. The facilities of the ferry boat and floating restaurant to upgrade tourism and development of mini harbour facilities for Daman were also discussed. The recruitment of specialist doctors and filling up of vacant posts in the police department for better police facilities were emphasised.
The meeting was attended by Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State (Home), Prafulbhai Khodabhai Patel, Administrator, Daman & Diu, Home Secretary, OSD (Home), Secretary, Civil Aviation, senior officers of Ministries of Home Affairs, Culture and Environment, Forest and Climate Change and members of the Home Minister’s Advisory Committee for the UT of Daman & Diu.


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