(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer) Observer News Service
Budgam: Asserting that his administration is determined to create a fear-free, terrorism-free, corruption-free and future-oriented Jammu and Kashmir. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday called upon people to play their role in establishing a peaceful and prosperous Union Territory by isolating the conflict profiteers in society.
“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. I assure the people that we will make J&K terror-free. This is our resolve,” the LG said after laying the foundation stone of the 125-bedded district hospital here on Monday. Read Also J&K To have Sanskrit University, LG Promises To Fill Vacant Posts Ex J&K Rulers Looted State Exchequer To Construct Vilas Abroad: LG
Sinha called upon the citizens to discharge their duties and contribute to the development of J&K.
“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 added.
Launching a scathing attack on mainstream parties, the LG said that 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.
“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.
Addressing a huge gathering, the LG highlighted the efforts of the administration to establish transparent and responsive governance.
“We have traveled 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.
He said the UT administration, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, is working diligently to ensure there is no scope for discrimination and corruption.
“Our policies have been formulated with the objective of ensuring living standards of the common man are improved and the deprived section of the society is empowered,” he added.
Earlier, the LG congratulated the people of Budgam on the occasion after laying the foundation stone of the hospital that is coming up at a cost of Rs 49.32 crore at Reshipora area.
“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.
“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,” the Lt Governor said.
Speaking on PM Vishwakarma scheme launched by PM, Sinha said the scheme provides the benefits including toolkit incentive of Rs 15,000, training of artisans, Rs 500 per day during training, collateral-free credit support up to Rs 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs 2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%, incentive for digital transactions and marketing support, he said.
“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 said
“It will be ensured that the eligible beneficiaries are being identified at panchayat level, their ID cards are prepared at District level and the final list will be notified at UT level,” he added.
On the occasion, the LG 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, adding that 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 added.
He also paid homage to the martyrs of the Police and Security Forces.
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.
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