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For the Central Ministers, All Roads Lead to J&K – Know What’s Happening

outreach of development in Jammu and Kashmir

These days the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is being discussed in public for the hope and new beginnings. A new film based on the real victims of politics in Jammu and Kashmir has come out after all these years, based on the great injustice that happened in the valley in 1990 that thrown the Pandit community out of J&K. After the abrogation of article 370, Kashmiri Pandits on social media are also taking a pledge to return to their home, an event that seemed impossible a couple of years ago.

Elimination of terrorists and cutting the financial nerves of separatism was one big step ensured by the Modi government. On the other hand, the developmental run in the state has become faster after the abrogation of article 370, as it removed all the hurdles for administration to reach people. This is perhaps the reason that the community, once mercilessly thrown out by the Islamic forces, once is now confidently talking about returning to their homes after all these years.

The Development Balance sheet of J&K

As everybody knows, before the abrogation of Article 370 there was not really a balance sheet for the funds spent on the state. Now, in the changed situation, with greater transparency brought in, Union Minister Piyush Goyal recently gave the accounts of outreach of development in Jammu and Kashmir.

Under Saubhagya, 3,30,000 households have been electrified, and a Rs 100 crore special award under this scheme has been awarded to the UT of J&K. 18,534 houses have been constructed under PMAY, and 2.5 lac toilets were constructed under Swachh Bharat. Ujjwala scheme has reached its hundred percent target in Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, over the last 18 months, out of 54 projects taken, 14 projects have been completed, work on 32 projects is going on, 4 projects are in the DPR stage and only 1 project is under process. The work on two AIIMS has also started, while five new medical colleges have been established that added 500 new medical seats for the aspirants.

An Unprecedented Outreach

A new programme is being rolled out presently, wherein 38 Union Ministers are undertaking an extensive tour of different districts across 60 different locations in both the divisions of Jammu and Kashmir. Many ministers such as Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal, and Jitendra Singh have already visited the state, with the objective of the visit being the dissemination of information about the importance of the government policies with regard to the overall development of J&K and its people along with steps taken in this direction in the last five months.

Some officials are also shedding light on the developmental works that has been rapidly taking place in J&K.

The whole administration seems to be working on a war-footing in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure that the development works the state lost out on earlier due to various political reasons is compensated for now.