Jammu (NVI): The foreign envoys from 24 countries, on the second day of their visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today met LG Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan here and were briefed by the UT administration and police on the J&K government’s efforts to restore normalcy and boost development in the Union Territory.
The foreign envoys from 24 countries held interaction with the J&K LG. While interacting with the envoys, the LG spoke on the developmental changes J&K is witnessing, as per an official statement.
The J&K LG observed that an ecosystem of democratic values, welfare principles and economic development has been developed in the UT and scores of measures are being taken by the Government for development and prosperity of the UT.
“Years of suffering for J&K people ended on 5th August 2019. The efforts of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi ushered the Union Territory into a new era, which has brought about socio-economic development in the region and empowerment of the people”, the Lt Governor said.
On reformative interventions being made by the Central government for boosting economic growth in J&K, the LG said that the central government headed by Prime Minister has drawn up excellent ideas and initiatives of industrialization even in far flung areas of the Union Territory so that more jobs could be created for our youth.
While speaking on the focus areas of the UT Government, the LG said that the government is investing more than ever before in infrastructure, industries, education, healthcare, skill development, sustainable livelihood so that every citizen of Jammu & Kashmir has a safe future and earns recognition. Our collective aim is to continue implementing people-centric, development, and industry oriented policies, he added.
“Targeted solutions have been devised to address the issues like poverty, health, Skill development of youth, job opportunities and concrete steps are being taken to ensure that benefits of government schemes reach the last mile”, said the LG.
Women are also being provided with more opportunities to participate in economic development of the Union Territory and concrete support is being extended to those seeking a fresh start, he added.
Terming terrorism as the biggest enemy of human-kind, the Lt Governor said that despite relentless attempts by our neighbour to destabilize the security situation and trigger social disharmony by exporting terror, the Government is resolute towards the holistic and equitable development of J&K.
Recently, DDC’s peaceful, violence-free and fair elections were held and the three-tier Panchayat system was established to strengthen the grass root democracy. Now, the true democracy is flourishing in the UT, which is not merely about governance but the feeling of fraternity, brotherhood, communal harmony and attitude of respect and reverence towards each other.
“Peace, Progress, Prosperity and People First- that is my vision for development of Jammu and Kashmir”, the LG said.
On power generation, the Lt Governor said that despite the immense potential of hydro power, only 3500 MW of power was generated in J&K in the last 73 years, causing small businesses and citizens to face power problems. “We have approved several projects worth Rs 54,000 crore during the last 3-4 months and we aspire to generate 3500 Megawatt in only four years to make Jammu Kashmir power surplus,” he said.
“To make J&K the fastest growing region in the country, the Prime Minister has also provided the Union Territory with Rs 58,627 crore to establish Two AIIMS, Two IITs, IIMs, and execute world class infrastructure,” he said.