J&K Will Be Militancy Free In Two Years: LG


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that attempts are being made to eradicate militancy in two years from the Union Territory.

"Attempts are being made to disrupt prevailing peace in Jammu and Kashmir, but we will eradicate terrorism from the Union Territory in two years," Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of a function on Wednesday.

"Many people are concerned about law-and-order situation. I want to say that circumstances have been changed but still attempts are being made. I assure you will not find militancy in any part of Jammu and Kashmir after two years,” he added.

Earlier, the LG presented EEPC India Northern Region's Export Awards and invited investors, manufacturers to join Union Territory's developmental journey

“Industrial landscape in J&K is going through a massive transformation. We are creating a favourable ecosystem for the potential Investors to realize the vision of 'Make in Jammu and Kashmir, Make for the country and the World,” Sinha said, as per an official spokesperson.

“Structural and process reforms taking place in the J&K business sector will boost employment, growth, competition and industries interests in the UT,” he added,

According to the official spokesperson, the LG highlighted the massive impact of the New Industrial Development scheme in J&K’s economic growth, with investment proposals worth Rs 29,000 crore having been received in the first 10 months only.

“Business friendly ecosystem has the potential and promise to make J&K the manufacturing & service industry hub of the country. The surge in investment proposals is a reflection of the growing confidence of Industries in J&K,” the LG said.

The LG, as per the official spokesperson also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing a new dawn of industrial revolution in J&K and putting this land of knowledge & culture on the Map of International Business.

“In the last 27 months, tremendous changes have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir and progress in the socio-economic system has gained new momentum. Now, J&K is marching ahead with reformative policies and technology driven approach in the industrial sector providing stability and a secure environment for the industries to grow,” Sinha said.

“We are working in a planned manner for development of all sectors; tapping the potential of alternative energy-renewable energy; unlocking the investment flow through a host of attractive industrial incentives, providing highest return on investment, trained manpower, land bank and a supportive Ease of Doing Business framework, taking the industries to the block level,” he added.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG said that the MoU signed between the Government of Dubai and J&K government is aimed at developing the Industrial sector and various business enterprises in the UT will play an important role in increasing J&K’s current annual export target of Rs 1500 crore to Rs 5000 crore

The LG, he said, while highlighting the vital role of Engineers and Exporters in achieving the goal of new and self-reliant India, observed that the UT Government is giving dedicated focus on the specific sectors to set up smart factories & developing better resources for the future.

“J&K also has the cheapest power availability and commercial power tariff as compared to other states. The way we are emphasizing on developing power infrastructure, J&K will prove to be the most suitable place for smart factories in the times to come,” the LG added.

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