Stone Pelting Has Become Thing Of Past: LG

Says J&K Witnessing New Dawn Under PM’s Guidance

Srinagar- Terming the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as a historic day, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Friday that his administration has succeeded in destroying the ecosystem of “terrorism” and stone pelting has become a thing of past.

“In J&K we have charted a new development path after August 2019. For decades, infrastructure was in tatters despite huge amount of money sent by the centre. The non-development agenda of seven decades in J&K mired the UT in a low growth syndrome,” Sinha, as per an official spokesperson said.

The LG, he said, was addressing the Utthan Foundation Trust’s conference at Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG said that under the guidance of Prime Minister J&K was witnessing a new dawn

“Tribals are getting land rights, 11,000 government jobs have been provided within record time with complete transparency and major steps have been taken to ensure the empowerment of women, marginalized and weaker groups," Sinha said.

“Even today, projects pending since 1980 are being completed. Earlier, 2000 km of road
was built, now 5000 km of road is being built. We have completed record 21,943 projects within a year. In Jammu and Kashmir, only 3500 MW of electricity was generated in 72 years, now we are initiating projects to generate double the power in just 5 years,” he added.

The LG, as per the official spokesperson said that under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, more than 24,000 houses have been completed in less than two years, whereas 3,500 houses were built in Jammu and Kashmir till March 2018.

“Even before 2022, the income of farmers has doubled in J&K, the Lt Governor said.
We have also succeeded in destroying the ecosystem of terrorism and today stone pelting has become a thing of past,” Sinha said.

He further said that the poor and weaker sections of society were neglected for many years in J&K but on the “historic day” of 5 August 2019, Article 370 and Article 31A were abolished and the citizens of Jammu & Kashmir were given all the Constitutional rights.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG, as per the official spokesperson also emphasized that after 2014 country ushered in a growth process that is inclusive, caring, and equitable to all sections of society.

“The development march in the last seven and half years is not confined to a few but of all. Under the leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi the country is witnessing a growth process that is inclusive, equitable. Unprecedented steps have been taken to develop infrastructure, revive manufacturing and agriculture, and every step has a single objective- accelerated and equitable growth,” he said.

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