Message by Minister

Local Government & Rural Development Department, Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir is playing a vital role in socio-economic development of the state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir with particular focus on rural areas. LG&RDD is on the way to strengthen rural communities by introducing participatory development culture and is actively providing support to the communities to organize themselves, identification and prioritization of their needs, establishing linkages with government, semi-government and non-government organizations for assistance in uplifting their socio-economic status.
Although deep valleys, flying peaks, swiftly flowing rivers and streams, lush green forests and out flowing springs add to the beauty of Kashmir, yet these feathers also restrict to a large extent what is feasible with human efforts for the uplift of the AJK, but, state government has fixed the targets to improve the socio-economic conditions and poverty alleviation to ensure betterment of the well-being of rural masses. The State Government is committed to provide financial resources along with enabling environment for sustainable development through community empowerment.
I strongly believe that this website will provide excellent opportunity for showcasing development projects, programs, initiatives and policy of government for empowerment and development of rural. Moreover this website will become a platform to share the knowledge and experiences towards sustainable development through community empowerment and to promote greater corporation among the partners engaged in the rural development in AJ&K.
Faisal Mumtaz Rathore
Minister LG&RDD- GoAJ&K