Central Govt. committed for exemplary transformation in J&K on developmental front: Piyush Goyal
JAMMU, JANUARY 19: The Central Government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation on developmental front across Jammu and Kashmir after the people joyfully embraced the new system of administration. This was stated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal today while addressing a large gathering of people at Akhnoor here.
The minister inaugurated three projects for Akhnoor's development at an estimated cost of Rs 669.82 lakh. Earlier today, Goyal inaugurated construction of protection work of 300 meter at Gurki Dakki/Jia Pota Ghat along the bank of river Chenab at Akhnoor at an estimated cost of Rs 324.58 lakh.
Also, he e-inaugurated a three kilometer road project from Tanda to Kapian De Ban (Part-I) at an estimated cost of Rs 150.24 lakh and Indoor Hall near Boys Higher Secondary School Akhnoor at an estimated cost of Rs 195 lakh.
Addressing the gathering, which included Chairmen of Block Development Councils, Municipal Committee members, Sarpanchs, Panchs, members of different political parties, Goyal spelled out the achievements and accomplishments of Central and J&K administration in the past two years.
"This is just a beginning, many more is on the way. J&K is going through rapid transformation. We all will see the old golden glory of the region," he said and added that a new dawn of development has started in J&K which the people of J&K were deprived of from the last seventy years because of various hurdles in the path of progress and development.
Complimenting the people of J&K for maintaining peace and tranquility after region's transition from State to Union Territory, the minister reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir would witness a fast paced and all round development in all spheres and would be a partner in nation building.
"Central government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation in J&K as people have joyfully accepted the new stet-up of administration which will change their lives and fast pace developmental works in the region," Goyal said.
While pronouncing that different projects have been completed and have been taken up in J&K, he said before two years number of projects were languishing or had little progress but most of the projects have been completed or nearing completion.
He said by March 2021, 25 projects would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 25,000 crore in J&K. He said many prestigious institutions have been set up in the region including IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, Highway and road connectivity projects, Railway, Bridges (Chenab River) etc.
He said these projects would generate employment in sectors like irrigation, electricity, sports, tourism and other areas.
“J&K is Desh Ka Noor. Every languishing project has now been cleared which will set a new path of development in J&K,” he said.
The Minister said that there has been a great success in their implementation like the Saubhagya scheme under which 3,30,000 households have been electrified and a 100 crore special award under this scheme has been awarded to J&K.
He also complimented J&K administration for faring better in various centrally sponsored schemes implemented in the region, and said that J&K has fared well in Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and Ujjwala Yojana.
“J&K was at the top most position in the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, 18,534 houses have been constructed under PMAY, 2.5 lakh toilets were constructed under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Ujjwala scheme has reached to its hundred percent target in Jammu and Kashmir,” he stated.
The minister said around 25 per cent work with 14 kilometer distance has been completed in Jammu Ring Road Project and the land acquisition process has been completed for Jammu-Akhnoor Road project.
Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for to the rapid pace on developmental front, Goyal said PM Modi is committed and dedicated for the speedy all round development in J&K.
The minister also said that the work on Banihal-Katra project has been fast paced with an aim to connect India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. He further said that