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All-round development of J&K top priority of Modi govt: Amit Shah

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All refugees who came from PoJK and West Pakistan and from Kashmir to Jammu should get the refugee package as soon as possible

Ground Report | New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that all-around development and welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is the top priority of the Modi government. The Home Minister appreciated the 90 percent reach of the Central Government’s schemes in J&K.

Amit Shah directed to ensure the benefits of the refugee package to all the refugees from PoJK, West Pakistan, and those who had to migrate from Kashmir to Jammu at the earliest.


Development of J&K; He asked for the completion of many other development schemes including the Prime Minister’s Development Package development of J&K, industrial development projects at a fast pace. He also directed starting the 3000 MW Pakal Dul and Keeru hydroelectric projects and fast tracking other 3300 MW projects.

For strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies, Amit Shah directed officials to immediately organize training for the members, making proper sitting arrangements for them and providing equipment and other resources to the personnel for smooth functioning of these bodies. Along with this, he also directed the Panchayat members to visit various parts of the country, so that they can get information about the working of developed Panchayats of the country.

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The Union Home Minister also stressed on increasing the scope of MGNREGA to provide employment to more and more people. At the same time, he spoke about the use of modern techniques in agriculture to increase the income of the farmers and to set up at least one agro-based industry in each district. He also said that work should be done to increase the quality and density of apple production in Jammu and Kashmir, so that apple growers will receive maximum price for the crop.

The Union Home Minister directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure that all farmers are provided benefits of schemes being implemented for farmers, such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana, under which Rs. 6000/- is deposited annually directly into the accounts of farmers and Kisan Credit Card Yojna, etc.

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