Centre will soon come out with industrial package for UT: Goyal
Jan 19: Describing Jammu and Kashmir as a “jewel” of the country,
Union minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the Centre would come out with an
industrial package for the Union Territory soon and expressed hope that it
would attract large amounts of investment to the valley.
Minister for Railways and Commerce also announced that Kashmir would be linked
with the rest of the country by train by December next year.
asserted that development work has gathered pace in Jammu and Kashmir,
especially after June 18, 2018 when the erstwhile state came under Governor’s
am very happy at the progress (of development) that I have seen on the ground
and I am sure that in the days and months to come this process will continue
relentlessly. We will soon come out with an industrial package and we hope to
see large amounts of investment coming to Kashmir,” he told reporters at
the Jammu airport before returning to Delhi.
was in Jammu as part a week-long public outreach programme initiated by the
Centre to apprise people of the potential benefits of the revocation of Jammu
and Kashmir’s special status afternullification of Article 370 of the
was part of the second batch of seven Union ministers who reached Jammu and
addressed a series of public meetings and inaugurated various projects in
we have heard since our childhood that it is paradise on earth. It was paradise
on earth and it will remain so as well. It is a jewel of the country and truly
a paradise on earth and I am proud of Jammu and Kashmir,” Goyal said.
370 was nullified in August 5, 2019 and the state was bifurcated into Union
Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Central Government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation on
developmental front across Jammu and Kashmir after the people joyfully embraced
the new system of administration. This was stated by Union Minister of
Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal today while addressing a large
gathering of people at Akhnoor here.
minister inaugurated three projects for Akhnoor’s development at an estimated
cost of Rs 669.82 lakh. Earlier today,
Goyal inaugurated construction of protection work of 300 meter at Gurki
Dakki/Jia Pota Ghat along the bank of river Chenab at Akhnoor at an estimated
cost of Rs 324.58 lakh.
he e-inaugurated a three kilometer road project from Tanda to Kapian De Ban
(Part-I) at an estimated cost of Rs 150.24 lakh and Indoor Hall near Boys
Higher Secondary School Akhnoor at an estimated cost of Rs 195 lakh.
the gathering, which included Chairmen of Block Development Councils, Municipal
Committee members, Sarpanchs, Panchs, members of different political parties,
Goyal spelled out the achievements and accomplishments of Central and J&K
administration in the past two years.
is just a beginning, many more is on the way. J&K is going through rapid
transformation. We all will see the old golden glory of the region,” he
said and added that a new dawn of development has started in J&K which the
people of J&K were deprived of from the last seventy years because of
various hurdles in the path of progress and development.
the people of J&K for maintaining peace and tranquility after region’s
transition from State to Union Territory, the minister reiterated that Jammu
and Kashmir would witness a fast paced and all round development in all spheres
and would be a partner in nation building.
government is committed on its promise for exemplary transformation in J&K
as people have joyfully accepted the new stet-up of administration which will
change their lives and fast pace developmental works in the region,” Goyal
pronouncing that different projects have been completed and have been taken up
in J&K, he said before two years number of projects were languishing or had
little progress but most of the projects have been completed or nearing
said by March 2021, 25 projects would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs
25,000 crore in J&K. He said many prestigious institutions have been set up
in the region including IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, Highway and road connectivity
projects, Railway, Bridges (Chenab River) etc.
said these projects would generate employment in sectors like irrigation,
electricity, sports, tourism and other areas.
is Desh Ka Noor. Every languishing project has now been cleared which will set
a new path of development in J&K,” he said.
Minister said that there has been a great success in their implementation like
the Saubhagya scheme under which 3,30,000 households have been electrified and
a 100 crore special award under this scheme has been awarded to J&K.