Residents of far-flung hilly areas in the UT of J and K have expressed satisfaction over developmental works done by the government over the last few years and also hailed Centre's welfare schemes. Different schemes like access to road, electricity, rations, door step service and jobs to the poor have been well received by the people. Haji Mohd Iqbal, a resident of Rajouri district said, "Earlier I used to be very poor but now I have a house and I am comfortably living with my family because of the government schemes." "This is a very far-flung area and does not come in light of anyone. Earlier roads were in poor condition but now they are much better. Many prominent people came and go for asking votes by making false promises. But I am thankful to the Government of India," Asrif mehmood, another resident said. Rozy Zaffer, Block Development Council Chairperson of Thana Mandi said, "Our block is a far-flung and cold area and poor people here lives in Kutcha houses but because of government schemes, 80% houses have been constructed and also we are taking the issue and doing a survey on the people who are not on the list and why they are not here."