J&K plans law to offer land, housing for poor

J&K LG Manoj Sinha his sole agenda is for the equitable development of all sections of society

SRINAGAR | Updated: 27 March, 2023 8:40 pm IST
J&K LG Manoj Sinha

A law will soon be enacted to provide land and homes to the poor people in Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said while speaking on the 450th Prakash Utsav of Goswami Shri Guru Nabha Dass Ji Maharaj in Jammu.

Stating that he doesn’t have to contest any election in J&K nor does he indulge in politics, LG Sinha said equitably development for sections of the society in J&K is his sole agenda.

“I am surprised to see that in J&K there has been no law for providing laws and homes to the poor. J&K administration is working on it and very soon there will be a law enacted in this regard,” LG Sinha said.

He further said that the poor will get land and homes too. “Everything will be done for them by the J&K administration,” the LG said.

LG Sinha further said that the way the administration led by him provided housing facilities to migrant Kashmiri Pandits, similar facilities will be provided to government employees who are non-J&K residents.

“We will ensure that safe and secure accommodation is provided to the employees who belong to other parts of the country and are presently posted in J&K. We know working in Kashmir is a bit challenging,” LG Sinha said.

While highlighting the work of JK administration post abrogation of Article 370 LG Sinha commented that there was a time when only 7 km of road was laid in J&K and today the figure is 20 km and 15 km of road is being macadamised daily.

“A lot has changed in the past three years. Under the self-employment scheme and women’s self-help groups, hundreds of youth including young girls were trained to become good entrepreneurs. In every Panchayat, youth are being selected for entrepreneurship training and 20 youth are being trained under skill development programme,” he said

“I was surprised to see 270 trucks ferrying files of darbar move from Srinagar to Jammu. Today, we are the number one UT in the country to have E-services. We have 450 E-Services and 102 services under PGSA. There are some gaps that are being filled by May this year,” he further said.

He said that his administration is committed to converting the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about J&K into action on the ground.

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