SRINAGAR: Lauding the path-breaking transformation taking place in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the pro-active approach adopted by the Lt Governor’s administration, BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today exuded confidence that jobs creation will get impetus with Rs 36,000 crore worth of private investment in the industries and service sectors being launched on April 24.
He said more than doubling of the investment to Rs 75,000 crore by this year’s end from Rs 14,000 crore, five times the private investment that happened in the past 74 years holds promise about the huge turnaround in the economic and development scenario in the Union Territory.
Rana also noted with satisfaction the efforts being made to harness J&K’s hydel potential optimally, saying the target to double the generation in the next three years and treble in seven years will make a huge difference as far as meeting the domestic requirements and in turn giving a fillip to the economic landscape of the Union Territory.
He hoped that the power generation in the Chenab basin will prove a game-changer not only in terms of achieving self-reliance but also in generating jobs for the local skilled, unskilled and educated workforce.
Senior BJP leader was interacting with various delegations including ASHA, ECRP-NHM paramedics and other daily rated workers, which called on him here this morning.
He exuded confidence that the urges and aspirations of all segments of society will get fulfilled by the responsive administration.
The Senior BJP leader strongly pleaded for enhancement of the wages of daily rated workers as also a time-bound roadmap for their regularisation besides the release of the pending incentives to ASHA and Anganwari workers besides the continuation of the contractual frontline workers engaged under the ECRP -National Health Mission, keeping in view their huge contribution during the pandemic times.
Rana acknowledged the great contribution of the health volunteers, engaged on a monthly honorarium, saying they need all the support as their services to ailing people have been stupendous.
He pledged solidarity with the ASHA workers, charged with the responsibility of medical assistance to the poor, especially women and children, and said that they were within their rights to project their demands peacefully in a democratic manner.
He said problems being faced by the families of these workers in these hard times are understandable and, therefore, the administration in general and the concerned departments, in particular, should take a call and address their issues earnestly.
He added that despite personal problems these workers have been working tirelessly to meet the aspirations of people.
Rana also sought regularization and release of wages on a regulated basis to daily rated workers on priority as per laid down norms.