Ecosystem of conflict profiteers Dismantled in JK: LG Sinha


SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that the administration is committed to make Jammu and Kashmir free of terrorism and asserted that the government has been ‘successful in breaking the backbone of the ecosystem of conflict profiteers’ in the UT.

Addressing a huge public gathering after laying the foundation stone of a 125-bed hospital at Reshipora in Budgam LG Sinha said that people should isolate those who are trying to disturb peace in Jammu and 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,” he said.

According to LG Sinha, conflict profiteers who kept the people of JK away from mainstream development, and those who built their houses in foreign countries and sent their children abroad for studies think that they only have all the rights to government resources.

Sinha said that people should 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.

He said that security forces sacrificed their lives while fighting with terrorists for the peace and happiness of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “If people want to see happy J&K, they need to identify the black sheep in their society who work behind the curtains to disrupt the peace of Jammu and Kashmir and save the society from black sheep. With your endeavour, we will succeed in this endeavour,” Sinha added.

The Lt Governor highlighted the efforts of the administration to establish transparent and responsive governance. “We have travelled 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.

Highlighting the achievements of the administration, he said they are working to ensure electricity for 24 hours. But some people, according to him, are trying to get it without paying bill.

“We try to get in touch with every household so they may benefit from government health schemes. But some people want to block that Yojana. Some people are unhappy with the fact that we are attempting to reach out to those who are eligible for the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna in order to fulfil their desire to live in their own home by giving them 5 Marla land,” he said.

Sinha said that some elements are unhappy with this initiative because they do not want happiness and change in the lives of ordinary people.

He reiterated that no outsider would get the land under the scheme. The LG said the administration, under the guidance of Prime Minister, is working diligently to ensure there is no scope for discrimination and corruption.

Highlighting the PM Vishwakarma scheme the LG 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 Lt Governor 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.



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