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Kupwara has developed in a phenomenal way says LG Sinha

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By: Mudasir Khan VOV


Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated many projects worth crores in Kupwara district and said that in the past three years this border district has shown phenomenal growth and development due to the focussed administration.

He said that the border district of Kupwara is showing significant growth in every sector and is coming on the tourism map.

LG Sinha inaugurated many developmental projects worth 26 crores in Kupwara district and expressed his stratification over the pace of development in this remote border district of Kashmir valley.

He said the Kupwara district has embarked on a significant capacity building in the infrastructure sector. The projects inaugurated today are reflective of the government’s commitment to provide better quality of life to the people of Kupwara, he added.

“Jammu Kashmir is the new success story in the country today. Our overall economic growth is demonstrating resilience and strength and scripting considerable achievement in every sector, bringing improvement in the lives of the people to build a strong Union Territory,” the Lt Governor said.

After decades of neglect, Kupwara and many other districts are now connected to the mainstream of development and witnessing growth of a vibrant and inclusive economy. Various initiatives and a holistic approach in implementation are fulfilling the needs of deprived sections of society, he said.

In the current FY, J&K administration is targeting to complete 3241 works to ensure future growth and progress of all areas, he added.

Highlighting the efforts of the government to accelerate the pace of development in the district, the Lt Governor said the 20 major infrastructural projects worth more than Rs 3144 Cr are under execution in Kupwara, which will be the key to future growth, bring prosperity to the population in rural and urban areas and expand the base of local market and promote entrepreneurship.

In the last Financial Year, 2444 development works were completed, and the first ever grid connectivity for Keran and Machil in 73 years was provided during 2021-22 enabling 19 Panchayats close to LoC to chart new pathways of progress and prosperity to secure their future as well as that of future generations, he added.

The Lt Governor reiterated the resolve of the UT Administration to tap the huge tourism potential of Kupwara.

“We have given a big boost to the tourism sector to transform the socio-economic condition of the people of this beautiful region and to provide expanded opportunities to youth,” he said.

The Lt Governor called upon PRI representatives to motivate farmers and connect them with PM Fasal Bima Yojana and other agriculture-related schemes. He further stressed on Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) in the district to facilitate the creation of Farmer Producer Organizations.

It should be the collective endeavour to ensure that at least 6000 youth are engaged with self-employment ventures this year and start their entrepreneurial journey, he said.

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