Jammu, Jan 26: Describing J&Ok because the “resilient picture of a self-confident India”, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday asserted that the federal government was making all out efforts to wipe out the remnants of terrorism from the Union Territory (UT).
“We is not going to relaxation till we strike the final nail within the coffin of terror ecosystem and the proxy struggle of the neighbouring nation,” he acknowledged whereas addressing the gathering after unfurling nationwide flag on the UT degree operate on the event of the seventy fifth Republic Day, at M A Stadium this morning.
LG Sinha identified that for sustainable growth, it was crucial to battle in unison in opposition to those that have been selling, justifying or condoning terrorism.
In the identical breath, he spelt out that his authorities’s first decision for the 12 months 2024 was to “lay the muse of a brand new society for the brand new era, energized with new abilities, trendy information and a plethora of assets, collectively contributing in speedy progress of the nation.”
Citing “constitutional obligation” as the explanation behind “slight delay” in elections to Panchayats, ULBs, he additionally cautioned tribal individuals in opposition to those that have been making an attempt to impress them. He described these making an attempt to mislead Gujjars-Bakerwals as “enemies of nation.”
The Lieutenant Governor reiterated the dedication of his authorities for resettlement of minority communities and Kashmiri Pandits with dignity and honour. Asserting that the tourism emerged as new lifestyle for J&Ok up to now few years, he reassured that the dream of ‘railway connectivity to Kashmir’ could be fulfilled this 12 months.
ISOLATE ELEMENTS USING DOUBLE STANDARDS TO JUSTIFY TERROR ACTS
The Lieutenant Governor acknowledged that for sustainable growth, the society must be united, brave and disciplined to battle in opposition to those that have been selling, justifying or condoning terrorism.
“We have to foil the efforts of terror ecosystem which is making an attempt to attract sustenance and help from people or teams. We should isolate such components who’re utilizing double requirements to justify terror acts. I guarantee each citizen that this authorities, with agency resolve, will pursue unimaginable alternatives for everybody to allow them to form their very own future, and uncover new aspirations,” he mentioned.
COMMITTED TO EMPOWER LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS; STRENGTHEN DEMOCRACY
Reiterating the dedication to strengthen democracy in J&Ok, he mentioned, “The true energy of our democracy lies on the grassroots. The administration was totally ready to conduct well timed elections in all Panchayats and City Native Our bodies, nevertheless owing to constitutional obligations to increase reservation and rationalization, the method has been barely delayed.”
“I guarantee everybody that below the management of the Prime Minister, a robust three-tier Panchayati Raj system has been established in Jammu and Kashmir, and we’re dedicated to empower native authorities establishments and strengthen grassroots governance,” he mentioned.
KASHMIR TO GET RAIL CONNECTIVITY THIS YEAR
Referring to the progress within the area of highway and rail infrastructure, LG Sinha mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir was scaling new horizons.
“The dream of railway connectivity from Kashmir to Kanyakumari shall be fulfilled this 12 months. Work on the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and the Akhnoor-Poonch highway is progressing at breakneck velocity. Within the final 12 months, 16 new bridges have been constructed for enchancment in connectivity.”
MIDNIGHT CELEBRATIONS AT LAL CHOWK TESTIMONY TO POSITIVE CHANGE, PEACE
He described “midnight New 12 months celebrations at Lal Chowk by locals and vacationers from throughout the nation” as “testimony to optimistic wind, peace, ambition of frequent man and rising financial would possibly of good cities of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“Efforts for good mobility, digital governance, and sustainable growth have made Jammu and Srinagar a brand new mannequin of city transformation, fostering wholesome competitors for high quality dwelling in smaller cities,” he mentioned.
PAY ELECTRICITY BILLS IN TIME; SUPPORT GOVT IN BOLSTERING INFRA
The Lieutenant Governor acknowledged that the efforts of the federal government to enhance the electrical energy sector had begun to yield unprecedented outcomes.
“4 main Hydropower initiatives – Pakal Dul,Ratle, Kiru, and Kwar – are below execution at speedy tempo. For the primary time since independence, Gurez Valley in northern Kashmir has been linked to the electrical energy grid. Previously 12 months, a file capability of 2964 MVA within the distribution sector and 2955 MVA within the transmission sector has been added,” he mentioned.
“The method of putting in good pre-paid meters is underway in mission mode and there was profitable discount of 15 p.c in metered space losses. I urge all residents to help the administration in strengthening the electrical energy infrastructure. All residents ought to pay their payments on time, fulfilling their constitutional duties in the direction of the nation,” LG Sinha mentioned.
THOSE MISLEADING GUJJARS-BAKERWALS ENEMIES OF NATION
He mentioned he at all times emphasised that transformation of Jammu and Kashmir may solely be achieved by empowering the tribal group.
“Some nefarious components with vested pursuits tried to impress the emotions of the Gujjar Bakerwal brothers relating to reservations. I need to guarantee your entire group that below the steerage of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, we will try repeatedly to offer you all services, together with reservations to enhance your way of life and making you self-reliant. Those that try to mislead our Gujjar Bakerwal brothers are enemies of the nation’s unity and integrity,” he mentioned, whereas enumerating initiatives taken for the tribal group in Jammu and Kashmir.
“After a two decade wait, forest rights have been granted to the tribal group and efforts have been made to offer services to tribal brothers and sisters that hitherto have been past creativeness. Transportation services are being supplied to migratory tribal households, a provision that didn’t exist earlier than 2019. Prime Minister’s Van Dhan Vikas Yojana has been carried out to empower tribal moms and sisters each socially and economically,” he mentioned.
GOVT COMMITTED FOR RESETTLEMENT, WELFARE OF MINORITIES, KASHMIRI PANDITS
Reiterating dedication of Jammu & Kashmir administration for the resettlement and welfare of minority communities and Kashmiri Pandit households, LG Sinha mentioned, “Final 12 months, new housing infrastructure with all important services was inaugurated for PM Bundle workers in Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Shopian. Throughout the present fiscal 12 months, development of a complete of three,000 homes will likely be accomplished. All pending promotions have been accepted, and promotions from non-gazetted to gazetted classes have been accepted within the shortest attainable time, as a primary.”
“I guarantee you all that we’re making each effort in the direction of guaranteeing that each citizen lives a lifetime of prosperity in a dignified and honourable method. In Kashmir Valley, all PM Bundle and minority group workers have been stationed at safe areas. Nodal officers have been appointed in each district and Raj Bhavan to handle their safety and different points,” he mentioned.
“After a protracted wait of a long time, refugees from West Pakistan residing in Jammu, Samba and Kathua will likely be given land possession rights. Aside from households coming from West Pakistan, refugees who’ve been victims of discrimination in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Chhamb for many years, are actually acknowledged as residents of this nice nation and they’re being supplied equal rights and authorized privileges,” the Lieutenant Governor remarked.
On the very outset of his deal with, he paid homage to the “brave-hearts of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces who laid down their lives in safeguarding the unity and integrity of the nation.”
“I salute the brave troopers, who’re guarding our borders within the snow-clad mountains and dense forests, whose sacrifices, valour, and unwavering willpower have ensured the satisfaction of our beloved tricolour,” he mentioned.
Stating that the previous decade had been a decade of realizing goals of countrymen, he asserted that for the subsequent 25 years, the purpose was to construct a developed India by fulfilling the aspirations of future generations.
J&Ok RESILIENT IMAGE OF SELF-CONFIDENT INDIA
He mentioned that the resilient picture of a self-confident India was reverberating in new Jammu and Kashmir. “The dream of a free life and social equality has been realized. We now have made honest efforts to construct a contemporary Jammu and Kashmir, which represents the ambition of the frequent man. A Jammu and Kashmir, the place insurance policies are framed with the beliefs and values of humanity, the place advantage is valued, and an surroundings of peace and tranquility prevails,” he mentioned.
“Over a interval of simply 4 years, overcoming numerous challenges, we’ve constructed a brand new Jammu and Kashmir standing tall and self-reliant,” he mentioned.
DRUG ABUSE AMONG YOUTH BIGGEST CHALLENGE
The Lieutenant Governor mentioned that he had full religion within the potential of youth and the federal government was dedicated to create conducive surroundings and assist them to realize long-term targets and new goals.
“The tempo of inclusive growth in Jammu and Kashmir is unprecedented. We’re decided to strengthen it additional with a robust partnership with individuals. Our greatest problem right now is drug abuse among the many youth and we should come collectively to deal with it,” he mentioned.
“Our tradition says, “Sa Gha Veero Na Rishyati” – a courageous individual by no means perishes. I name upon each era to return collectively and help us in constructing the Jammu and Kashmir of your goals. Allow us to construct a Jammu and Kashmir the place youth get equal alternatives, the place women-led growth paves the pathways for unprecedented financial development and social stability. Allow us to transfer into a brand new future with unity, peace and dedication to write down a brand new future of Jammu and Kashmir,” LG Sinha acknowledged.
RESOLUTION FOR YEAR 2024
The Lieutenant Governor mentioned that the primary decision for the 12 months 2024 was to put the muse of a brand new society for the brand new era, -energized with new abilities, trendy information and a plethora of assets, collectively contributing in speedy progress of the nation.
“The profitable conclusion of the G20 summit, on the one hand familiarized your entire world with the financial energy, enterprise capabilities, cultural prosperity, and tourism potentialities of Jammu and Kashmir and on the opposite, dealt a convincing blow to terrorists and enemies of humanity. We now have made honest efforts to revive the normal knowledge, values of 1000’s 12 months previous civilization, strengthen inclusive cultural ecosystem, promotion of cultural property together with financial development for industrial society,” he mentioned.
4 MILLION PARTICIPATED IN VIKSIT BHARAT SANKALP YATRA
He mentioned that below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ marketing campaign had reached the doorsteps of beneficiaries to make sure one hundred pc saturation of flagship schemes. “At present marks the final day of this yatra, and I’m happy to notice that Jammu and Kashmir has maintained its custom of being on the forefront in such campaigns all through the nation. Virtually 4 million individuals from the Union Territory participated on this Yatra, setting a brand new file,” he mentioned.
FULFILLING DREAMS OF YOUTH BY MAKING THEM JOB CREATORS
The Lieutenant Governor mentioned that the federal government over the previous few years fulfilled the goals of thousands and thousands of youths by making them job creators.
“On the eve of Republic Day, financial help of Rs 1384 Cr has been supplied to 94,680 younger entrepreneurs of Jammu and Kashmir, who as job creators will contribute considerably in strengthening our financial system. Ranging from the monetary 12 months 2021-22 till now, alternatives for self-employment have been supplied to eight.34 lakh youths. Benefit-based recruitment has been ensured for 31,830 positions within the authorities, and recruitment course of for 12,264 new positions is underway. 882 compassionate appointments instances have been accepted final 12 months, offering a possibility for a dignified life to the households of courageous martyrs and people affected by the premature lack of main breadwinners,” he mentioned.
PATH-BREAKING INITIATIVES IN AGRI SECTOR
He acknowledged that some path-breaking initiatives had been taken to additional the pursuits of farmers, resulting in unprecedented enchancment of their incomes.
“Below the Holistic Agriculture Growth Program, 29 initiatives are being carried out on floor at a value of Rs. 5,013 Cr, to make sure complete growth of this sector. This plan is predicted to deliver monumental adjustments within the lives of 13 lakh farmer households. An funding of Rs 28,000 Cr shall be made in GSDP, producing employment alternatives for a further three lakh individuals. In 72 years, the capability of CAA (Managed Ambiance Storage) was developed to the tune of just one.35 lakh metric tons. Inside the brief interval of simply three years, a further capability of two.44 lakh metric tons of chilly storage has been generated with substantial funding. Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance coverage Scheme has been carried out in all 20 districts and efforts are underway to implement the scheme within the horticulture sector,” he mentioned.
“With a purpose to guarantee financial safety for farmer households, a complete of 14.83 lakh Kisan Credit score Playing cards have been distributed up to now. The yellow revolution has supplied a brand new supply of earnings for farmers in Kashmir. There was a rise of 11,000 hectares of space below vegetable cultivation within the Union territory and three new agricultural merchandise, Sulai Honey, Bhaderwah Rajmash and Mushkbudji, have acquired GI tags.To make sure truthful costs for the farm produce of Jammu and Kashmir, a complete of 23 mandis have been built-in with e-NAM,” he added.
Sharing future endeavours on this path, LG Sinha mentioned that the federal government was actively working in the direction of the purpose of doubling milk manufacturing by 2027 by way of the Jammu and Kashmir Dairy Mission, benefitting 6.6 lakh farmers.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION SWEEPING ACROSS J&Ok
Giving an in depth account of the “industrial revolution” in J&Ok, he mentioned that funding proposals of Rs. 90,182 Cr had been acquired up to now, which might immediately present employment alternatives to greater than 4 lakh individuals.
“After 2019, industrial funding of greater than Rs 12,000 Cr has both been realized on the bottom or is within the pipeline. 46 new industrial estates are being developed to fulfil the purpose of ‘Made in Jammu and Kashmir’,” he mentioned.
LITHIUM MINES IN REASI
“The lithium mines at Reasi will create new alternatives for funding, employment, including one other dynamic dimension to the financial journey of Jammu and Kashmir,” he mentioned.
J&Ok ONE OF FASTEST GROWING STATES/UT
The Lieutenant Governor acknowledged that Jammu and Kashmir was one of many fastest-growing States and UTs within the nation.
“That is testified by the truth that within the earlier monetary 12 months, there was a recorded development price of 35 p.c in GST income assortment, which is increased than the nationwide common. Within the present monetary 12 months, excise income assortment has witnessed a development price of 29.46 p.c up to now and stamp income assortment has recorded a development price of 11 p.c,” he mentioned, whereas elaborating measures to safe the way forward for employees within the unorganized sector, artisans and weavers.
CHANGES IN EDUCATION SECTOR
Enumerating path-breaking adjustments within the schooling sector to successfully, effectively and comprehensively implement the Nationwide Schooling Coverage, he mentioned, “We’re hopeful that collective motion will lay the foundations of a information financial system.”
“New generations are being supplied alternatives to study subsequent era expertise by way of initiatives similar to Faculty on Wheels, entrepreneurship applications, promotion of startup tradition and engineering kitchens,” he mentioned, whereas giving an in depth account of the growth of academic infrastructure.
“Below the Pradhan Mantri Colleges for Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana, approval has been granted for the upgradation of 233 colleges within the first section,” he talked about.
ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
He acknowledged that below the Prime Minister’s Growth Programme, development of 21 tunnels, 39 flyovers, 26 bypasses, and a couple of ring roads for Jammu and Srinagar cities, was underway.
Contemplating information of the 2001 census, all rural settlements had been linked below the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana, and work was underway to offer connectivity to the remaining villages figuring within the 2011 census information.
DIGITAL REVOLUTION MADE J&Ok CORRUPTION FREE
The Lieutenant Governor mentioned that the digital revolution had supplied new momentum to the event of Jammu and Kashmir and likewise contributed to the reason for clear and corruption-free administration within the Union Territory. As a stark distinction to pre-2019, when solely 60 providers have been out there by way of the net mode, at current greater than 1,000 public providers have been being made out there on-line.
“The federal government has formulated a complete AI technique with a concentrate on areas like healthcare, agriculture, mobility, schooling, and legislation enforcement,” he mentioned.
SHELTER FOR ALL; HEALTH CARE UPGRADED
LG Sinha mentioned that the federal government was guaranteeing a correct shelter along-with entry to all primary services for each poor household. “Deliberate growth of residential infrastructure in satellite tv for pc cities is underway, with mass housing colonies and new townships being established in Kot Bhalwal, Chatterhama, and Gund Aksa. Below the Sensible Metropolis Mission, Jammu and Srinagar have accomplished 191 initiatives at a value of Rs 3,987 Cr. At present, 70 initiatives are below execution with an estimated value of Rs 3,228 Cr,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that infrastructural up-gradation of the well being sector had resulted in unprecedented enhancements in public well being providers.
TOURISM WAY OF LIFE FOR J&Ok
LG Sinha mentioned that tourism was a lifestyle for Jammu and Kashmir and mirrored elevated religious experiences that contributed massively to the native financial system.
“This paradise on earth witnessed a file inflow of Rs 2.11 Cr vacationers through the 12 months 2023, and the G20 Summit held in Srinagar in Could, 2023 led to a 2.5 occasions enhance within the arrival of overseas vacationers. Aside from standard vacationer locations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam, there’s a important inflow of vacationers in offbeat locations, contributing to the strengthening of the native financial system. In locations like Shiv Khori, 2 million vacationers visited final 12 months, 1.05 million in Mansar-Surinsar, 1 million in Patnitop, 1 million in Doodhpathri, and 0.15 million in Lolab. After granting trade standing to the tourism sector, funding on this sector has seen monumental development,” he mentioned.
These initiatives testified to the excellent growth and progress of varied sectors in Jammu and Kashmir, contributing to the well-being of its residents and the general prosperity of the area.
“Pilgrimage to Shri Amarnath Ji and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, with the very best variety of devotees, showcases the deep religious connection of our holy locations with your entire nation. Aside from off-beat vacationer locations, revival of tourism in border areas has strengthened the native financial system,” he mentioned.
He congratulated the youth of Jammu and Kashmir for setting new information in analysis and innovation and mentioned that the Division of Trade Promotion and Inner Commerce has granted recognition to 656 start-ups and up to now 12 months, youth of Jammu & Kashmir have registered 297 new improvements and 134 patents.
“Aside from excellence in innovation, our youth are scripting new success tales within the area of sports activities. Para-archer Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar have modified the historical past of the sport with their perseverance and dedication. Their tales have impressed a whole era to overcome new heights,” he mentioned.
“Trendy sports activities infrastructure has been developed for the brilliant way forward for younger athletes. A sports activities village outfitted with all services is being developed in Nagrota. All 60 stadia within the Union Territory have been made prepared with all facilities and assets for night time matches. To date, 93 Khelo India Centres have been established in all 20 districts,” he added.
LG Sinha mentioned that for the welfare of differently-abled individuals, the federal government had taken many steps to make them self-reliant and contributors within the journey of growth.
“Utmost precedence has been accorded to the vitamin of kids and girls. Data of 8.06 lakh beneficiaries is uploaded on the vitamin tracker for his or her steady well being monitoring. Initiatives like “Laadli Beti” and the “State Marriage Help Scheme” are restoring honour and respect to ladies within the society,” he mentioned.
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