Peace in Jammu and Kashmir a priority Modi government: Ramdas Athawale


Srinagar: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday assured that the development and peace of Jammu and Kashmir are the priorities of the Narendra Modi-led central government due to increased tourism and investment.

Ramdas Athawale said that the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir during the present government has been able to attract millions of tourists, which is a positive sign and will create job opportunities for the youth of J&K besides developing tourism infrastructure. in the field.

Athawale said the government wants to create more jobs for the youth of J&K by attracting private sector investment.

Many private sector investors have come to Jammu and Kashmir and will invest thousands of crores of rupees for the welfare of the Union Territory, the minister added.

Saying that J&K is and was an integral part of India, Athawale said it was in Pakistan’s interest to improve relations with India in peace and for its own development.

Ramdas Athawale said that in the last few years the gates of development have opened for J&K which is evident from the fact that all Centrally Sponsored schemes and programs like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA, PM Ujjwala Yojana, scholarship schemes for Students, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes are now in place in J&K.

Athawale further said that hundred percent implementation of many key schemes in J&K is an indication that Govt. India is steadfast in providing social stability on all fronts be it housing, livelihood etc. to the people of J&K.

The minister said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the implementation of social security schemes has accelerated in Jammu and Kashmir, as reflected in the opening of 26 lakh accounts under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana 2014-2022 (September). J&K, Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana during 2016-22 (September), 12 lakh 43 thousand gas connections have been distributed to the beneficiaries, PM Awas Yojana (Urban) during 2015-22 (September) 15 thousand houses have been constructed in J&K, PM Awas Yojana (Rural) , 90,000 houses have been constructed, PM Jan Arogya Yojana, 05 lakh 09 thousand have benefited in J&K and Ujala Yojana, 85 lakh LED lamps have been issued in J&K.

The minister said that during 2019-22 (September), 1720 de-addiction centers have been either funded or set up with financial assistance for setting up de-addiction centers, out of which 12 have been either funded or set up in Jammu and Kashmir.

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