Ecosystem Nurturing Terrorism In J&K Has Been Dismantled: LG

‘J&K Has Marched A Great Distance Forward In The Last Three Years’

Reasi- Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir has marched a great distance forward in the last three years, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that his administration has kept the wheels of progress moving to ensure that no section of society is left behind, growth benefits marginalised groups and prosperity brings bright future for youth.

“All round economic growth is primary importance for us so that every citizen is able to live a life of honour and dignity in the environment of peace. The new dynamism in rural infrastructure will result in far greater prosperity for the people,” the LG said.

He made these remarks while inaugurating Amar Jawan Shourya Sthal at Pouni, here, and paid his respectful obeisance to Param Poojya Sant Balak Yogeshwar Das Ji Maharaj.

“J&K has marched a great distance forward in the last three years. We have kept the wheels of progress moving to ensure that no section of society is left behind, to ensure that growth benefits marginalised groups and to ensure that prosperity brings bright future for youth,” he said.

Referring to the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, Sinha said that the ecosystem nurturing terrorism has been dismantled.

“Jammu and Kashmir government is committed that until last terrorist and mentors on the ground are eliminated, anti terrorist operations will not be stopped and assault on terror ecosystem will not be slowed down,” the LG said

He said that fear, corruption and dynasty rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a long time had caused damaged to the social setup here, but during past 2-3 years, there has been a great change. “The effort is to bring major positive changes in social setup in J&K.”

He said that for the past thirty years, cross-border terrorism in the Union Territory has been posing a challenge to us. “It is history in itself, the way the army, paramilitary forces and police has given befitting reply to this challenge.”

The LG said that the crackdown against terror came became more intense after the Indian Parliament took a “historic decision” in August 2019 under the command of Prime Minister.

The army, CRPF and police have got many successes and stone-pelting and strike have become part of history now, he said.

“The nation is truly indebted to the brave Jawans for safeguarding national security,” he said.

“The results of our efforts to rejuvenate rural economy are clearly visible. Farmers are receiving better prices, path breaking schemes have been implemented to ensure social safety net for vulnerable section & PRI’s have been empowered to push forward rural development,” he added.

The LG observed that the accelerated speed of completion of developmental projects, creation of better infrastructure, streamlining of public service delivery mechanism, improved educational & health facilities, and growing industrial sector with massive investment proposals have laid down a solid foundation for the glorious future of Jammu Kashmir.

“During Back to Village -IV programme, efforts were made to identify 15 youth from each panchayat for self-employment generation assistance. 27,000 sanction letters have been issued and by the end of December, all the sanction letters will be issued,” he said.

“We have improved public service delivery and ensured higher financial outlays for district development. Health, education, industry, agriculture, handicraft is being given special attention as part of our strategy for inclusive and higher economic growth,” he added.

The LG also observed that the administration has taken various steps to implement e-service delivery of public services but some people are facing difficulties in certain areas.

“We are making efforts to establish a mechanism, in the coming three months wherein if the services are not provided within set timelines, officials will be held responsible,” he added.

Speaking on the developmental scenario in Reasi district, the LG said that in the last financial year, 1012 projects were completed in Reasi under the District Capex scheme while the target for this year is to complete more than 1500 projects.

“Last year, under District Capex, Rs 1125 crore was allocated to Reasi district for development works and this year the amount has been increased to Rs 1183 crore,” he added.

Earlier, the LG honoured the Parents of Param Vir Chakra Awardee Captain Vikram Batra; Veer Naris and families of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the security of the country.

Sinha also inaugurated Yagyashala and felicitated ex-servicemen and organisations for their selfless service towards the welfare of the families of the martyr soldiers.

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