Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said that some people had made J&K a “conflict economy just to benefit themselves and leave the common man suffer”, but the present administration has gradually pulled the UT out of the financial crisis.
The LG stated this while speaking at the valedictory session of Samagra Awaas-Convergence under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) here.
Sinha said that some people were happy to see J&K’s economy choked and limited as it was in their benefit. “Common man was left to suffer,” he said.
The LG said UT’s economy was shaped gradually and today “we have as stable economy.”
“Many people ask what has changed in the past four years. Let me tell them that street violence is a history, Pakistan sponsored terrorism has almost ended, closure of schools, colleges and business for 150 days a year is also a history now,” he said, adding that “peace prevails across UT and youth could be seen enjoying night life after so many decades.”
The LG said that after a long wait, youth could be seen going home late night with guitars and ice-creams in their hands. “This indeed is a big change,” he said. “Kashmir is now looking like European cities.”
He said last year, 1.88 Cr tourists visited J&K and who benefited from it. “It was the local auto-driver, taxi driver, tourism players, their children who after a long wait enjoyed peace and earned their livelihood to their satisfaction,” the LG said.
Without naming anybody, the LG said that the hands of those who misguided J&K youth are drenched with the blood of innocents.
“J&K is full of talent and youth will shine in various fields,” he said, adding that he wishes to see massive participation of people in the upcoming Independence Day functions across J&K.
“People were not given a chance to participate in I-Day functions earlier,” he said.
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