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Centre rolls out outreach initiative in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visit city center Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday. Several Union Ministers are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir as part of the Public Outreach Programme in the newly created Union Territory. (ANI)Premium
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visit city center Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday. Several Union Ministers are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir as part of the Public Outreach Programme in the newly created Union Territory. (ANI)

  • Focusing on the issue of J&K’s development, Reddy addes, 'an equal focus has been and shall remain on employment and skill development of the youth'
  • Ganderbal Reddy said that 1644 languishing projects in key sectors with investment of 3631 crores have been approved

NEW DELHI : Rolling out the Centre's outreach initiative in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has set the wheels in motion for development projects in the union territory, five months after the abrogation of Article 370.

While 36 MPs including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Anurag Thakur and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti are travelling through Srinagar, Jammu and other regions in the valley, minister of state for home affairs G. Kishen Reddy on Wednesday sogned off on upcoming infrastructure projects.

Addressing locals in J&K's Ganderbal, Reddy said, "the first step towards building a growth story for Kashmir has been removing all policy bottlenecks, address corruption."

Reddy said that 1644 languishing projects in key sectors with investment of 3631 crores have been approved. He further assured the people that work under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) projects have been fast tracked and said that out of 63 projects, 14 have been substantially completed and others are at various stages of implementation.

Focusing on the issue of J&K’s development, Reddy addes, "an equal focus has been and shall remain on employment and skill development of the youth."

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