Govt Replaced Regressive Laws With Progressive Reforms: LG

Says 30,000 Projects, Financial Assistance To 50,000 Youth In J&K Targeted This Year

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has said that ‘regressive laws’ and rules have been replaced by progressive reforms to facilitate industrialization and socio-economic development in the Union Territory.

Sinha made these remarks here while interacting with the youth, who came from different States and UTs, and shared the progressive and reformative measures taken by the J&K Government for the rapid development of UT, an official spokesperson said Monday.

The LG, he said, addressed the young participants during the valedictory session at the 3-day-long Young Thinkers Meet-2021 at S K International Convention Centre (SKICC) here on Sunday, and highlighted the important role of the youth in the development process.

“Young progressive minds are the Leaders of Tomorrow. The young population aspires to be an integral part of the process of building New J&K, New India,” the LG said, as per official spokesperson.

“I invite youth from other States/UTs to visit J&K and be a witness to groundbreaking inclusive development,” he added.

Answering the queries of the young participants about the recent developments taking place in the UT, the LG, he said, remarked that the “Regressive laws and rules have been replaced by the progressive reforms.

“Zero tolerance against Corruption, Responsiveness, Transparency, Accountability, people-centric policies are now integral parts of governance,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

Speaking on the interventions made by the government to bring reforms in all major sectors in the UT, he said that the LG stated that unprecedented progress has been achieved at the grass root level.

Sinha, he said, also reiterated the Government's determination and commitment to facilitate socio-economic development and take industrialization to the block level.

Recounting the major breakthroughs made in the governance front, the LG as per official spokesperson said that with initiatives like e-Office, empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions, 100% saturation of all welfare schemes, extending handholding to youth, strengthening health & educational infrastructure, bringing transparency in the execution of works, and completing the projects hanging in for long in record time, the UT Government has paved a solid foundation for the rapid growth of J&K.

“We have set a target of completing 30,000 projects, besides providing financial assistance to 50,000 youth this year,” the LG added.

On this occasion, the LG also paid homage to the soldiers who were killed during the Kargil war.

“I salute the valour and courage of the brave hearts of Indian Army who defeated the nefarious design of the enemy and liberated the Indian Territory from the infiltrators. My humble tributes to our immortal heroes who fought till their last breath to protect the sovereignty and integrity of our great nation”, Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

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