New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday called on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and discussed with him the overall situation in the State.
The Chief Minister highlighted the need for reaching out to the people of the State and taking various tangible initiatives in this regard.
She said people of Jammu & Kashmir have suffered immensely during the immediate past, particularly during the past few months, and requested for taking measures for reaching out to them and extending all possible support to the State. “Every segment of the society in the State has suffered immensely during the past few months because of the turmoil,” she told the Prime Minister.
Mehbooba Mufti also underlined the urgency of taking Jammu & Kashmir specific Confidence Building Measures to address the concerns of the people of the State.
The Prime Minister was supportive of the ideas of the Chief Minister and assured her all support from the Central Government.
The Chief Minister also brought into the notice of the Prime Minister the demand for additional funding for Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) in view of the huge number of beneficiaries living in far flung and border areas who have not yet been able to take benefit of the scheme properly.
Mehbooba Mufti also requested for a central package of incentives for industries in Jammu & Kashmir given the fact that business activity in the State remained extremely low during this summer. She also sought 50% quota in All India Services for the officers of J&K cadre.
Mehbooba Seeks Opening Of More Cross-Loc Trade Points
NEW DELHI:Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today sought opening of more cross-LoC trade and travel points and regularisation of Nepal route for youths who had crossed over to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) but now want to return to the state to start their life afresh.
During her meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Mehbooba sought opening of more trade and travel routes across Line of Control to facilitate more people to people contacts.
The Chief Minister also sought regularisation of Nepal route for youths, who had gone to PaK years ago but now want to return and start their life afresh, an official statement said.
Mehbooba sought fast tracking of Prime Minister's Development projects, revision of ex-gratia scheme and increase in the honorarium of the SPOs.
In her meeting with the Defence Minister, Mehbooba sought revision of rent on the land under use of the Army, revision of compensation to population affected by firing ranges besides more recruitment of youths from the state in the Territorial Army.
Both the Union Ministers assured the Chief Minister that the issues raised by her would be fast tracked for settlement, the statement said.