J&K poised to become success story of dev in country: Sinha

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/26/2022 10:39:52 AM Front Page

Jammu: Expressing that the administration is determined to ensure every single citizen to enjoy prosperous and peaceful life, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that his government is committed to build strong Jammu and Kashmir with mantras of four Ps.
"The government is committed to build a strong Jammu and Kashmir and we will continue to march ahead with the Mantra of 4 Ps -- Peace, Progress, Prosperity and People first. We are determined to ensure every single citizen of UT enjoys a prosperous and peaceful life," Sinha said in a message on the eve of 73rd Republic Day.

He further said that the Republic Day is the day of introspection, an occasion when every citizen has to remind himself of his duty to protect and further nourish the ideals and achievements of the nation.

He also paid homage and respect to the great men and freedom fighters of India, who sacrificed their lives for the country.
He observed that the "central government under the strong and able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the bold and decisive step of breaking the shackles erected in the path of development of Jammu and Kashmir.
After the historic transformative changes in August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir is poised to become the latest success story among Indian states and a model of Socio-Economic development for the country".

LG highlighted the co-existence of various religions, enriching and diversifying Jammu and Kashmir's cultural heritage and making the Union Territory an example of immortal organic composite Indian culture.
Giving details of the reforms made in the last thirty months, the Lt Governor stated that the government was developing Jammu and Kashmir as the piece of Indian culture and ethos that has the capability to provide opportunity to industries to compete, connect and collaborate with its readily available abundant resources. "Despite challenges, efforts are underway for turning Jammu and Kashmir into a preferred destination for industrial investment and opportunities", he further stated.
"J&K is fast moving towards becoming a powerful and self-reliant Union Territory by improving the standard of living of farmers, youth, women, laborers and every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir," he expressed.
Sinha said that the industrial revolution started just a year ago has achieved much more than what the Union Territory had clocked in the last 72 years. After the implementation of a new industrial scheme under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah, investment proposals worth Rs 48,000 crores have been received. The Lt Governor further said that the land use change policy which was a major impediment for the industrial development of the region has been simplified which is likely to attract more investment.
However, the people were being misled on this issue too. The Lt Governor assured the “land owners and farmers that all these changes have been affected with the sole aim of empowering them. “There is a section in the society which has always been misleading the people about imaginary issues like demographic change, and on this pretext the most hardworking and needy class of people had been deprived of alienating their own land, or even using it as per their wishes or requirements,” he added.
He also reiterated the Administration's commitment to promoting local businesses in the real estate sector. Jammu and Kashmir recently hosted the first-ever historic Real Estate summit in December 2021, in which investment proposals worth Rs 18,300 crores were finalised.
He also highlighted the investments attracted by J&K in the recently concluded Dubai Expo. The Global investors exhibited keen interest in investing in Jammu and Kashmir, and investment proposals worth Rs. 3000 crore were finalized in a short span of two days only. In total, a target of investment proposals worth Rs 70,000 crores has been achieved within a year, the Lt Governor informed. Jammu and Kashmir Private Industrial Estate Development Policy has been introduced, which incorporates mechanisms for Public-Private Partnership in the Industrial Sector.
He also observed that Peace in Jammu and Kashmir is a prerequisite for a vibrant tourism sector, which of late has set new employment and revenue generation records. "Between August and November 2021, about 52 lakh tourists visited Jammu and Kashmir.
Keeping in view the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations of 75 years of independence, 75 off-beat tourist destinations are being developed in the Union Territory,” he said adding, “culture is a way of life and it is reflected in the elevated intellectual and spiritual experiences of the land.
In order to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Union Territory, a week-long iconic festival was held in October last year. Well-known personalities from music and literature participated in the event hosted under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav", he added.

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