Indian govt. going all out to transform Jammu and Kashmir

Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory Manoj Sinha said that his administration has removed the difficulties that had cropped up in the implementation of people-friendly governance, setting up new businesses and industries

The Indian government is making rigorous efforts to transform Jammu and Kashmir for the better. It is trying to give a better life to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as well as uplift the image of the union territory that was known for decades for terrorist activities.

Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory Manoj Sinha recently said that his administration has removed the difficulties that had cropped up in the implementation of people-friendly governance, setting up new businesses and industries.

“Youth are scripting J&K’s bright future. The administration has taken many steps to create supportive schemes and policies to speed up economic development and to meet the aspirations of our young population,” Sinha said.

The change, which is brought in, is perceptible from the kind of investment offers the union territory is getting.

“We have removed the difficulties that had cropped up in the implementation of people-friendly governance, setting up new businesses and industries. It is our responsibility to provide equal opportunities to all,” the LG said, reported Kashmir Observer.

The progress that UT has made in the last three years has given new hope and confidence to the people.

Following the abrogation of Article 370 the union territory has made rapid progress.

“Article 370 was the root cause of secessionism, terrorism, nepotism, discrimination & corruption and kept J&K underdeveloped. Three years after breaking from the past, it is moving forward on a new developmental journey,” he said.

Sinha underlined the reforms introduced by the government to empower every section of the society and made all the citizens, especially the youth as agents of change and provided equal opportunities to the aspirational society.

He also stated that his administration is taking decisive and stringent steps against terror ecosystems and corruption.

“Accelerated pace of development, improved socio-economic parameters, unprecedented progress in all priority sectors, massive tourist influx, and industrial investment is the testimony of peaceful and prosperous Jammu Kashmir,” he added.

In the past couple of years, the tourism industry in the UT has turned around with the curbing of terrorism activities by the government.

Sinha has also directed the revenue department to work in close coordination with Industries & Commerce department to expedite the setting up of Industrial Estates and to resolve all pending issues soon.

Sinha also spoke on the revival and promotion of Jammu Kashmir as the preferred film-shooting destination and the strong bond it shares with Bollywood.

The union territory due to its out-of-the-world scenic beauty had been historically a favourite spot for Bollywood. Several movies were shot there. But with increasing terrorist activities the number went down. Now with the abrogation of Article 370 slowly it is going back to its earlier form.

While most of the people go to Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonmarg for holidaying or even for shooting films, many rural areas of Kashmir remain relatively unexplored. To much surprise, Bollywood is now exploring rural Kashmir to discover new locations beyond Gulmarg and Pahalgam, thanks to the improved situation in the Valley in the past four years, reported Times of India.

“The world is changing. India as the world’s largest democracy has emerged as a global economic power and the achievements are inspiring J&K UT to make the country stronger and contribute in building modern India,” he added.

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