- Lieutenant Guv addresses the farewell session of the International Symposium on “Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Development Dynamics and Future Trajectories”
- Although the country is becoming the fastest growing economy, the development of J&K has been hampered by artificial barriers: LG
- In my overall policies for the new Jammu Kashmir, the priorities are to rectify the injustices of the past and to transform J&K into an engine of education and science: LG
- Speed, efficiency, efficiency and delivery have helped us create a roadmap for achieving sustainable growth; barriers depriving people of their rights and growth removed, LG says
- It is my top priority to ensure development opportunities for all citizens of UT: LG
- LG shares governance and administrative reforms: the way forward for J & K’s economic growth
NEW DELHI, August 24: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today addressed the farewell session of the International Symposium on “Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh: Development Dynamics and Future Trajectories”.
The two-day symposium was organized by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Embassy of India, Seoul, Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; Institute of Oriental and Western Studies, Yonsei University; India Foundation and Jammu – Kashmir Study Center.
Sharing Jammu and Kashmir’s journey to development and prosperity, the Lieutenant Governor observed that J & K’s development and growth model revolves around the 4 Ps – Peace, Progress, Prosperity and People First .
J&K is an example of an immortal organic composite Indian culture. The sense of cohesion we see today contributes significantly to equitable opportunities and the strengthening of integrated, accountable and transparent governance, said the Lieutenant Governor.
Although the country is becoming the fastest growing economy, the speed of development and spread of J&K has been hampered by man-made barriers. The three dimensions of sustainable development – economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion – were completely missing. Regional aspirations have been neglected and the accumulation of growth has occurred in the hands of the few, he added.
Speaking about the transformation underway at J&K, the Lieutenant Governor observed that the implementation framework based on SEED – Speed, Efficiency, Efficiency and Delivery has helped create a roadmap for achieving sustainable growth.
In my overall policies for the new Jammu Kashmir, the priorities are clear: distributed growth model, better health facilities, a skilled youth population, empowered women, successful farmers, rectifying the injustices of the past and turning this soil into an engine of education and science, and transforming the dream of socio-economic progress of all individuals into a reality, said the lieutenant governor.
Under the visionary leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we did not hesitate to seek out ready-made solutions for the general well-being of the people. Over the past two years, we have restarted the system and removed the barriers that had deprived people of their rights and their growth, ”he added.
The society of Jammu Kashmir is ageless and visible in the strata of history which have witnessed the coexistence of almost every major religion known to mankind. It is my top priority to ensure development opportunities for all citizens of UT, ”said the Lieutenant Governor.
Development has replaced the terror in Jammu Kashmir which our neighbor relentlessly exports. The strong turnout in last year’s District Development Council polls demonstrated people’s belief in grassroots democracy and their willingness to reap the development benefits that would ensue, the lieutenant governor said.
Shedding light on Governance and Administrative Reforms: The Way Forward for J & K’s Economic Growth, the Lieutenant Governor observed that UT is experiencing a new era of growth in different sectors due to reforms introduced to replace the systems. obsolete, crumbling and regressive. For the first time, there is unprecedented accountability and transparency in the system, he added.
Central laws for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir’s history grant forest rights to tribes, children’s rights to free and compulsory education, prevention of atrocities against weaker sections, protection of farmers to create new orchards, the rights of displaced people from Pakistan occupied Jammu-Kashmir, West Pakistani refugees and migrants from Kashmir, said the lieutenant governor.
Highlighting some of the major initiatives taken by the government for the socio-economic growth of J&K, the lieutenant governor said the government has taken a targeted approach to issues such as poverty, nutrition, gender equality, l ‘quality education, youth skills development and have ensured that program benefits reach the last mile for new distributed growth that is not confined to the privileged few.
Over the past year, we have created an inclusive political ecosystem to transform key sectors in Jammu Kashmir including industry, power, agriculture and allied sectors, which speaks volumes about the structural changes that are taking place. took place within the UT in a very short period of time, observed Lt Governor.
The UT government has adopted a people-centered policy and a multi-pronged strategy involving all the systemic interventions necessary to create at least one million job opportunities and sustain them through a supportive ecosystem, has t -he declares.
The new industrial development program offering a subsidy of 28,400 crore rupees attracts industrial investment. We have received a private investment proposal of Rs 23,500 Crore and by March of next year the number could climb to Rs 50,000 Crore.
Policy initiatives include high density apple plantation, new cold storage clusters, establishment of farmer-producer organizations in each district, promotion of intercropping, establishment of food processing, GI labeling for Kashmir saffron, organic certification of Basmati rice. from Jammu, an integrated dairy development program has been put in place to increase the incomes of our farmers, create jobs, ensure food security and encourage people to return to farming.
Since the need of the hour is a massive rise in all powerful industries and jobs, the government is focusing on IPS – Identity, Productivity and Security.
We are also in the process of strengthening the existing system and the projects are being completed at a faster pace. The new “implement first, announce later” development model aims to make Jammu Kashmir self-sufficient in the energy sector by 2025, the lieutenant governor observed.
Calling women’s empowerment and youth engagement the foundations of inclusive growth, the Lieutenant Governor said that youthful energy, vibrant human capital is J & K’s greatest asset which will contribute immensely in at least 58 sectors if they can be properly exploited and qualified.
By encouraging the economic participation of women, we empower them at all levels by revolutionizing grassroots female entrepreneurship, and have added 4 lakh women in rural self-help groups, in addition to ensuring a bank loan of Rs 910 Crore for women entrepreneurs, which is higher than that of men in UT, added the lieutenant governor.
For deeper commitment and social security, we make each Panchayat a self-sufficient and self-sufficient economic unit. In six months, we have 20,000 young entrepreneurs spread across the 4,290 Panchayats. Of these, around 5,000 are young girls, he said.
We are focusing on six broader areas through ‘Mission Youth’ which will focus on livelihood generation, education, skills development, career counseling, financial assistance and recreation, including sports and entertainment. To provide dynamic support for youth engagement, youth clubs in each Panchayat are being established, in addition to several programs such as Hausla, Mumkin, Parwaz, LG Scholarship, LG Super 75, Umeed with appropriate infrastructure and adequate were launched, added the lieutenant governor. .
The Lieutenant Governor also stressed the need to fight the conflicts and human tragedies sweeping South Asia with strong international cooperation so that the younger generation does not fall victim to radical ideologies.
Influencers and decision-makers in society must remember that peace will remain a crucial requirement for development and stability, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor expressed his gratitude to the officials of the Republic of Korea, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Foundation of India, as well as His Excellency Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan for this international symposium which would certainly help to develop a new strategic roadmap in the current context. reality triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sripriya Ranganathan, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea; Ram Madhav, Member of the Board of Governors, India Foundation; Jawahar Lal Kaul, President, Jammu & Kashmir Study Center; Sonu Trivedi, director, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Seoul; Captain Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation; Participants from Eastern and Western Studies from Yonsei University participated in the farewell session of the Symposium.