G-20 Meeting In Kashmir Purely A Peoples’ Event: LG

File photo of J&K LG Manoj Sinha

  • ‘It’s An Opportunity To Push J&K’s Handloom, Handicraft, Pashmina To International Markets’
  • Says Some 500 To 1000 Odd People Had Got Contracts To ‘Rule And Ruin’ J&K

Anantnag– Stating that G-20 was purely a peoples’ event, Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday said the event would provide a great opportunity to push J&K’s handloom, handicraft, Pashmina and dry fruit to international markets.

Addressing the Kissan Samparak Abhiyan at Dooru in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the LG said the G-20 which is scheduled to be held from May 22 to May 24 in Srinagar will provide an opportunity to push J&K’s handloom, handicraft, Pashmina, dry fruit, saffron and other products to international markets.

“It is not an administration’s event but purely a people’s one,” the LG said.

He said that some 1000 odd people had got a contract of the government only to ruin the erstwhile State but their time is over as the present administration is committed to serve and listen to every single citizen of the UT.

“Some 500 to 1000 odd people had got contracts to rule and ruin J&K. Their time is over now. The present administration is committed to listen to every single citizen of the UT and address their issues. We are here to serve the 1.30 Cr people of J&K without any discrimination,” he said, adding that “some people can’t digest the peace and development in J&K.

“Some people feel pain in their stomachs after seeing the peace and development in Kashmir. I can’t help them,” he said without naming any one. The LG said that Kashmiri products will reach national and international markets soon. “Time is not far when a farmer’s son would like to become a farmer too similarly the way a government officer’s son dreams to become the officer,” he said, adding that modern avenues will be made available to the farmers so that they too can dream big.

The LG said that the unprecedented progress and growth in Agriculture & Allied sectors in the UT is a testimony to “our resolve that there should be prosperity in all the farming households and the steady, viable & profitable farming should inspire the young generations to take up farming.” “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are moving ahead with a vision to take the agriculture sector in J&K on a trajectory of high growth and prepare our farmers to meet new challenges and make farming accessible & profitable,” he said. LG said that all the ambitious and innovative interventions, whether it is revival of Mushk Budji or Yellow Revolution, are bearing fruit because of the impressive partnership between farmers and the administration and HADP will help the farmers to scale new heights.

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