Peace in Jammu and Kashmir is a priority Modi Govt: Ramdas Athwali


Srinagar: Union Minister Ramdas Athwali on Friday affirmed that development and peace in Jammu and Kashmir is a priority of the central government led by Narendra Modi citing increased tourism and investment.

Ramdas Athwali said that the calm atmosphere now prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir under the current government has been able to attract large numbers of tourists which is a positive sign and will create job opportunities for J&K youth along with developing infrastructure in tourism. section.

Athwali said the government wants to create more job opportunities for young people in J&K by attracting private sector investment.

The minister added that many private investors have come to Jammu and Kashmir and will invest thousands of crore rupees for the welfare of the union territory.

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

Ramdas Athawale said that from the past several years, the gates of development for J&K have opened which is evidenced by the fact that all the schemes and centrally sponsored programs like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA, PM Ujjwala Yojana and scholarship programs for students are now being implemented and welfare plans for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other backward classes of J&K.

Athwaly further said that one hundred percent execution of many of J&K’s centralized schemes is a testament to the fact that Govt. India is consistent in providing social stability on all fronts, be it housing, livelihoods etc. to the people of J&K.

The minister informed that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, implementation of welfare schemes in Jammu and Kashmir has accelerated, which is evidenced by the fact that under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana, between 2014-2022 (September), 26 lakh accounts were opened in J&K , under PM Ujjwala Yojana between 2016 and 22 (September), 12 thousand 43 thousand gas deliveries were allocated to beneficiaries, under PM Awas Yojana (Urban) between 2015-22 (September), 15 thousand homes were built in J&K, under PM Awas Yojana (Rural), Ninety thousand houses built, under PM Jan Arogya Yojana, 05 lakh 09000 utilized at J&K and under Ujala Yojana, 85 LEDs released at J&K.

The Minister stated that between 2019 and 22 (September), 1,720 addiction de-addiction centers were funded or established under the financial assistance for setting up addiction de-addiction centres, 12 of which were funded or established in Jammu and Kashmir.

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