‘J&K will be made terror free’
Srinagar, Sept 18: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today assured people that the Government will make Jammu and Kashmir terror free and said that the last nail will be struck in the coffin of the subversive forces.
In his address after laying the foundation stone of much-awaited 125-bedded District Hospital Complex at a cost of Rs 49.32 crore at Reshipora, Budgam, the LG said that his administration has been successful against the militancy.
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“We have been successful in breaking the backbone of the ecosystem of conflict profiteers and will strike the last nail in the coffin of these subversive forces,” he said.
The LG assured the people that his administration will make J&K terror-free. “This is our resolve. The UT administration is determined to create a fear-free, terrorism-free, corruption-free and future-oriented Jammu Kashmir. We salute our soldiers and police personnel who laid down their lives in combating terrorism,” he said.
Sinha called upon the citizens to discharge their duties and contribute to the development of J&K.
He said the conflict profiteers who kept the people of J&K away from mainstream development, those who built their houses in foreign countries and sent their children abroad for studies think that they only have all the rights on Government resources.
The LG said that people’s health is the top priority of administration and this project is a testimony to our commitment to bring better health facilities to small towns, strengthening public health service delivery, minimizing inconvenience and referrals to Tertiary health care centres in Srinagar.
“Today is a historic day for all of us in terms of development. The 125-bedded Hospital will fulfill the long pending demand and dream of the people of having all the health facilities under one roof,” he said.
Sinha highlighted the efforts of the administration to establish transparent and responsive governance.
“We have travelled a long distance in the last three years in terms of speedy execution of projects within the stipulated period and eliminated the gap between the aspirations of people and the delivery by administration with dedication and commitment,” he said.
“Our policies have been formulated with the objective of ensuring living standards of common man are improved and deprived section of the society is empowered,” he said.
He said that the development should become a powerful people’s movement in all 20 districts and the elements making efforts to disturb peace must be isolated by the society.
He said that J&K is the biggest beneficiary of the reformative schemes introduced by the Central Government in the last few years. “We will make every effort to extend the benefits of this Scheme across the UT and transform the lives of the artisans and craftspeople of Jammu Kashmir working with their hands and tools,” he added.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor lauded the public representatives and district administration for commendable efforts to create smart facilities for the people and inspiring other districts as well to follow in their footsteps. “I am confident very soon the dream of Smart City Budgam will be realized,” he said.
He said the administration has also initiated the process of establishing Cluster University in Budgam.
“Deputy Commissioner Budgam has proposed the land for Cluster University in Budgam. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir is working on the proposal and I am hopeful that very soon we will lay the foundation of Cluster University Kashmir in Budgam,” Sinha said.
Nazir Ahmad Khan, Chairman, District Development Council, Budgam expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led UT Administration for granting the sanction and approval for the establishment of District Hospital Complex at Budgam in a short period of time.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary Health and Medical Education; Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Akshay Labroo, Deputy Commissioner Budgam; PRI members, senior officers and citizens from all walks of life were present.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting to review the developmental scenario in Budgam District.
The Lt Governor appraised the sector-wise implementation progress of Centrally sponsored and the UT Government schemes and the developmental projects in the district.
He directed the district administration to explore new opportunities for Private investment in the hospitality sector to provide a boost to tourism and to facilitate new industries.
“Youth engagement and Education are another two key sectors which require dedicated focus by the district officials,” Sinha observed while directing the Education department to prepare a roadmap to bring male-female literacy rate at par. The Banks were asked to provide necessary financial assistance for employment and livelihood generation programmes for youth and women.
He further emphasized on promoting Farmers Producers Organisation and exploring avenues for Cooperatives in all the sectors.
The Lt Governor also sought the progress of Transit Accommodation for the employees in Budgam, and passed explicit direction for the completion of the project by October 2024.
The meeting also discussed the arrangements being made by different departments in view of Gandhi Jayanti. The Lt Governor called for active participation of officials and every section of the society in all the events.
Akshay Labroo, Deputy Commissioner Budgam gave a detailed overview of the development scenario in the district.
He also apprised the Lt Governor on the progress made under Nasha Mukt Abhiyaan, Jal Jeevan Mission, Multi Dimensional Poverty Index- Ambitious Plan and Restoration of Heritage Sites etc.
The LG was apprised that 8342 farmers are registered on Daksh Portal in the district.
Earlier, the Lt Governor interacted with various public delegations and assured them of appropriate action on the genuine demands and issues projected by them.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sujit Kumar, DIG CKR Srinagar and other senior officers attended the meeting.