1000 odd people hijacked, ruined J&K; their time is over: LG

LG Manoj Sinha addressing ‘Kissan Sampark Abhiyan’ at Dooru in Anantnag on Monday.
LG Manoj Sinha addressing ‘Kissan Sampark Abhiyan’ at Dooru in Anantnag on Monday.

‘Some persons can’t digest peace, development in UT’

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, May 15 : Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha today said that the time is up for some 1,000 odd people who had hijacked the administration and ruined the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the Kissan Samparak Abhiyan at Dooru in Anantnag district, the LG said that some 1000 odd people had got a contract of the Government only to ruin the erstwhile State but their time is over as the present administration is committed to serve and listen to every single citizen of J&K.
“Some 500 to 1000 odd people had got contracts to rule and ruin J&K. Their time is over now. The present administration is committed to listen to every single citizen of the UT and address their issues. We are here to serve the 1.30 cr people of J&K without any discrimination,” he added.
Sinha without naming any one said that some people can’t digest the peace and development in J&K.
“Some people feel pain in their stomachs after seeing the peace and development in Kashmir. I can’t help them,” he added.
The LG said that Kashmiri products will reach national and international markets soon and time is not far away when farmers’ sons would prefer to follow the profession of their fathers.
“Time is not far when farmer’s son would like to become a farmer too similarly the way Government officer’s son dreams to become the officer,” he said.
He assured that the modern avenues will be made available to the farmers so that they too can dream big.
The LG said that the unprecedented progress and growth in Agriculture and Allied sectors in J&K is a testimony to “our resolve that there should be prosperity in all the farming households and the steady, viable and profitable farming should inspire the young generations to take up farming.”
“Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are moving ahead with a vision to take the agriculture sector in J&K on a trajectory of high growth and prepare our farmers to meet new challenges and make farming accessible and profitable,” he said.
The LG said that all the ambitious and innovative interventions, whether it is revival of Mushkbudji or Yellow Revolution, is bearing fruit because of impressive partnership between farmers and the administration and HADP will help the farmers to scale new heights.
Sinha said that the Srinagar G-20 Tourism Group meeting which is scheduled to be held from May 22 to May 24 is purely a people’s event which would provide a great opportunity to push J&K’s handloom, handicraft, Pashmina and dry fruit to international markets. “It is not administration’s event but purely a peoples’ one,” he said.
He sought active participation of PRI members, common people and other stakeholders in the successful conduct of the upcoming G20 event. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the real potential of the Union Territory to the world, he added.
The LG said the G-20 meeting will provide an opportunity to push J&K’s handloom, handicraft, Pashmina, dry fruit, saffron and other products to international markets.
The LG said the 4-month long Farmer Contact Campaign focuses on farmers’ orientation, skilling, handholding to ensure effective and efficient implementation of Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) in J&K.
“I strongly believe the path of all-round development passes through the villages. HADP will ensure limitless potential and possibilities of development in farming sector is fully realized to change the destiny of rural J&K,” he added.
The LG shared the efforts of the UT administration by keeping farmers at the centre of the policies to transform the agricultural economy.
Sinha lauded the progressive farmers of the district and other stakeholder associated with agriculture and allied sectors for their contributions in Anantnag’s tremendous growth in agriculture and allied sector.
He said that Anantnag has the unique distinction of being the trout district of the country and the leading district of the UT in terms of sericulture sector. “We have made multiple interventions to boost production. We have established three new organic clusters and first Farmers Producer Organization of fisheries sector in the district, besides processing and packaging units have been set up to promote trout farming on a large scale,” he added.
He emphasized on effective utilization of Agri-Infrastructure Fund and also assured every possible support and assistance from the administration to the farming community and the budding agri-preneurs.
“Our dream is not only to build a strong farming ecosystem, but also to create opportunity for employment and self-employment at the local level through HADP, create rural assets, strengthen self-help groups and making the 70% population engaged in farming self-reliant,” he said.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Yusuf Gorsi, Chairperson, DDC Anantnag  and Mohammad Iqbal Ahangar, Chairman Municipal Committee Dooru hailed the efforts of the Lt Governor led administration for the welfare of the farmers and transforming the lives of the people.  Progressive farmers also shared their success stories.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor distributed sanction letters to the beneficiaries of different Government Schemes.
Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; PRI members, senior officials, HoDs and farmers in large numbers were present.