10,000 cases sanctioned under Back to Village-3 programme in J&K: LG Manoj Sinha

J&K LG Manoj Sinha

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Singh today announced that 10,000 cases have been sanctioned under Back to Village-3 programme in the Union Territory.

Sinha also said that economic package, self-employment package and Rs 100 crore have been disbursed which signifies the J&K government’s commitment towards youth and women empowerment in the Union Territory.

Addressing media men at Rajbhawan here, the J&K LG said that his focus is on four P’s— Peace, Prosperity, Progress and People. “No more promises, only work. I am glad to see that development and prosperity is in full swing across the UT. We will touch new heights,” he added.

Sinha said that in total 15,309 applications were received and promised and every pending case will be reviewed.

About the government’s commitment towards empowering Panchayats in J&K, the LG Sinha said that two youth of each panchayat have been provided with the financial assistance to start their own ventures. “11,000 cases were received from the panchayats alone,” he said.

Sinha added that it was just a beginning. “Government is committed to helping the aspirational youth so that they start their own ventures. There is no place for red-tapism. I am committed to the announcement of minimum government and maximum governance,” the LG said.

“Time is over when youth were supposed to make rounds of government offices for jobs and financial assistance. That’s history now.”

He said that J&K Bank employees are reaching at the door steps of youth to complete formalities and to provide sanction letters.

The LG Sinha said that he is committed to ensure fast track development, industrial growth, infrastructural development, skill development as envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendera Modi.

Sinha also announced mega youth convention titled “Youth Empowerment society—Youth engagement” on October 31 in J&K UT in which experts from outside will be invited to counsel youth,” he said, adding that the experts will guide the youth as to how they can start their own ventures and on other issues related to self-employment.