The responsibility for the development of Jammu and Kashmir is not only that of the local people, but also of all of us, then only our relationship with Jammu and Kashmir will be firmed up
The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha and his administration has been doing a good job and I congratulate him for establishing dialogue with local people which has increased the confidence of the people of Jammu and Kashmir
The Union Minister for Home & Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah launched the web portal for registration of units under the ‘New Central Sector Scheme’ for Industrial Development of Jammu and Kashmir through video conferencing in New Delhi today. Commerce and Industry Minister Shri PiyushGoyal, Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh,Minister of State for Home, Shri Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Somprakash, and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha and Union Home Secretary were also present.
In his address, Shri Amit Shah said that a new dawn of investmentand industrial development will begin in Jammu and Kashmir with the launch of this portal.
Shri Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji had said that after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, a new beginning of employment and prosperity will start in Jammu and Kashmir and the promise he made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be fulfilled, which is a big milestone.He said that this interactive web portal will attract investment of more than Rs. 50,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir and will lead to inclusive, all-round development of the Union Territory.
He said that all complaints have already been addressed beforehand. He said that industrial development for India, good environment for it, and policy to compete with the world, is a hallmark of the Modi government. He said that today the most attractive industrial policy of the country is here.
The Union Home Minister said that the benefits of this did not reach Jammu and Kashmir, the youth here had to depend on government undertakings for employment. The biggest obstacle in this were Articles 370 and 35A, but after the abrogation of these Articles under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi on August 5, an open environment was created, and employment opportunities were created for Jammu and Kashmir. He said industrialists across the country also want the development of Jammu and Kashmir.He said industrialists from all over the country also want Jammu and Kashmir to be developed, by investing here, they would not only benefit themselves, but would also like to contribute to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. For this a policy was needed that would keep them in competition. He said that in GST, up to 300 percent refund has been given on plant and machinery and for a period of ten years. There is also a provision for interest subsidy and a revival package and the environment that will be created will bring many other ancillary industries to J&K.
Shri Amit Shah said many provisions have been made for the already running industries, which they can take advantage of this, and he was sure that lakhs of youth will get employment.He said apart from tourism, education and IT in Jammu and Kashmir, this policy will also take forward many other possibilities.
Shri Amit Shah said that the work of creating an environment of development had started in Jammu and Kashmir from 2019. He said for the all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister had announced a package of Rs.80,068 crore in Srinagar on November 7, 2015, out of which 54 projects worth about Rs.58,627 crore have been started, out of which 17projects have been fully completed.7 new medical colleges and 5 new nursing colleges have been sanctioned in J&K and the number of medical seats has been almost doubled from 500. He said many hydroelectric projects have been started in Jammu and Kashmir, which will benefit industries as well as increase revenue. He said the 196 MW Ujh Hydroelectric Project worth Rs. 9,167 crore would irrigate about 31,380 hectares of land.With the development of agriculture, the income of the people will increase and the economy will be strong. He said the 1000 MW PakalDhul project is the biggest project in Kishtwar district at a cost of Rs. 8,120 crore and its work will be completed by December 2024 and will generate 3,330 million units of electricity annually.
Shri Amit Shah said J&K has implemented One Nation, One Ration Card scheme, and Ujjwala, DBT, Saubhagya and many other schemes have been fully implemented in J&K. He said when the standard of living of an individual rises, his aspirations and expectations also increase and this creates a good environment for the economy.
He said the Prime Minister had made an ambitious plan, in which the target of providing clean drinking water to every household was set before 2022, and by August 15, 2022, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir will fulfill this target. The Union Home Minister said that Jammu and Kashmir is the only state where every person has received the benefit of the Pradhan MantriAyushman Bharat Yojana and so far 94,990 people have taken its benefit.He said that so far 56,000 new houses are being built under Pradhan MantriAwasYojana- Urban, out of which 10,500 houses have been given.
He said that under Pradhan MantriAwasYojana-Gramin, 1,36,722 houses have been approved, out of which 47,323 houses have been given. Shri Amit Shah said that I want to tell those who say that what is the difference, that in 70 years the previous governments did not provide even basic facilities like houses, toilets and electricity and water to about 2,20,000 families of the state. But Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has provided all these necessary facilities to the people within 2-3 years. He said that while preparing this scheme, it has been kept in mind that those who set up industries in less developed areas will get more benefits so that there can be an all-inclusive and all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir from the point of view of industries. He said that an amount of Rs 1,736 crore has been distributed to about 50 lakh people through direct benefit transfer.
The Union Home Minister said that there is also a UT cadre in J&K which will ensure availability of adequate manpower. Also, Hindi and English have been given official language status along with Urdu and Dogri. The Union Home Minister said that the elections to the three-tier Panchayati system in Jammu and Kashmir were conducted peacefully, without even a single bullet being fired and today all the people are exercising their rights. He said that These elections marked a new beginning of development in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that due to ensuring peace and security in Jammu and Kashmir, the number of tourists visiting here has increased a lot and now tourists are coming here to enjoy the free environment and are also able to feel connected.
Shri Shah said that the Prime Minister has brought this scheme for the development of Jammu and Kashmir with a very open heart and I request the industrialists of the country to come here and take advantage of this scheme and invest in Jammu and Kashmir. Let’s move towards making Jammu – Kashmir the most developed state in the country. Shri Shah said that the responsibility of development of Jammu and Kashmir lies not only with the local people, but also all of us, only then we will have a connection of heart with Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Home Minister said that the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha and his administration have done a great job and I congratulate him for establishing dialogue with the local people which has increased the confidence of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Government of India and the entire country is committed for the development of Jammu and Kashmir. Shri Amit Shah said that let us all take a pledge today that with the launch of this portal, a new dawn of investment and industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir will begin.
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