The President of India Pranab Mukherjee Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir occupies a place of enormous importance in the agenda of the Government.
Addressing a joint session of the parliament to open the budget session Mukharjee said that Government has endeavoured to create a conducive and enabling environment in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, especially for the various displaced segments of its population.
“This includes facilitating the rehabilitation of over 60,000 Kashmiri Pandit families,” the President said adding “The Government has taken effective steps in this regard. These include, inter alia, providing Government jobs, economic opportunities and security.”
Talking about the last year devastating floods in Kashmir, the President said, “during the last year unprecedented flood situation in the State, my Government made special efforts in collaboration with the State Government to minimize the impact of disaster and augment rehabilitation measures.”
He said, “The nation is deeply indebted to our armed forces and paramilitary forces for the outstanding service rendered during the relief operations to flood affected people in Jammu & Kashmir.”
He said that the government was committed to developing India in a way that lifts up everyone in the country’s economically diverse population.
“The fundamental tenet of my government is all together, development of all,” Mukherjee said.