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SRINAGAR, MAY 10:  Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the 4th meeting of the Committee constituted for the implementation of 16 major action points for enhancing credit flow in J&K, approved by the RBI Governor, during the discussions with Jammu & Kashmir Government in 2015.
Principal Secretary Finance, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Regional Director RBI, General Manager, RBI, Chief General Manager NABARD, General Manger, BSNL, Vice President JKSLBC, Executive President, J&K Bank, GM PNB, DGM SBI, GM Canara Bank, Regional Head ICICI Bank, State Head HDFC Bank and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
On the basis of past trend and available potential, a target of 60% CD ratio was fixed to be achieved by all the scheduled Commercial Banks by March, 2018. However, the Committee was informed that against the target of 60%, the CD ratio for the State, as a whole, on March 31st, 2018 stood at 47.23%.
Chief Secretary instructed the banks to initiate necessary steps to achieve the CD ratio targets. “Jack up your respective CD ratio and set targets for each of your bank branches to achieve” he said.
He asked banks to organise credit camps across the state for enhancing credit flow for the existing and new entrepreneurs/businessmen who wish to start/expand their business and take benefit of the huge investments being made in the road, railways, power and other sectors in the state. “Banks should also organize camps in industry hubs besides setting fully dedicated MSME bank branches in these areas” he said.
Chief Secretary urged all the major banks including the J&K Bank to proactively facilitate entrepreneurs to avail loans under the Mudra Scheme and other start up schemes sponsored by the central government; meant to encourage aspiring youngsters to become first generation entrepreneurs, as also to existing small businesses to expand their activities. He asked the banks to issue circular instructions to every bank manager regarding the RBI guidelines in terms of which banks are mandated not to accept any collateral security, in the case of loans upto Rs 10 lakh extending to units in the micro-small enterprise (MSE) sector.
Chief Secretary stressed on the banks to organize financial literacy drives to ensure 100% saturation of financial inclusion schemes including PM Jan-Dhan Yojana, PM Jeevan-Jyoti Bima Yojana and PM Suraksha Bima Yojana. He urged banks to organize financial literacy camps in schools and colleges besides distributing course material on financial inclusion among the students.
On linking of Annual Credit Plan (ACP) with the District Development Plan (DDP), NABARD was asked to make presentations during the District Development Board meetings. It was informed that the Lead Bank Scheme (LBS) has been revamped by RBI and NABARD has been advised to undertake study on the impact of Potential Linked Plan (PLP) on Branch Credit Plan and Annual Credit Plan targets besides ensuring that PLPs are more focussed and aligned with the DDPs.
The Committee also discussed action points related to digitization of land records, greater use of e-payments and e-receipts, opening of bank branches, opening of coaching centres for organising classes for banking related courses, establishment of Training Institutes etc.


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Make coordinated efforts to conserve biodiversity: Adv Kumar to officials

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Srinagar, May 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Wednesday highlighted the importance of biodiversity which is essential for sustainable development and human well-being in present world. He said that coordinated efforts need to be made for conservation of biological diversity to ensure the sustainable utilization of life support systems on earth.
The Advisor said this while addressing the participants during celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity organized by J&K State Biodiversity Board/State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) J&K in collaboration with SKUAST-Kashmir at its Shalimar Campus.
Theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity was “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” and it focuses on biodiversity as the foundation of our food, health and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Prof. Nazir Ahmad, PCCF J&K Suresh Chugh, Chairman JKSPCB Ravi Kesar, Director SFRI, O P Sharma, Director Ecology Environment & Remote Sensing B Siddhartha Kumar, Director ISM Dr Phuntsog Angchuk, CCF Kashmir Farooq Gillani, other senior officers of Forest & allied departments, Faculty and students of SKUAST-K were present on the occasion.
The Advisor along with the other dignitaries inspected the stalls established by various departments/faculty including Forest, Horticulture, SFRI, Wildlife Protection, National Medicinal Plant Board, Fisheries, Agriculture, Sericulture, Unani Medicine Srinagar, DARS Budgam, Veterinary Sciences, College of Temperate Sericulture and others.
K Vijay Kumar while interacting with the staff at the stalls, enquired about the products they have displayed and their efforts for the conservation of biodiversity. He also held brief discussion with the experts on the topic and asked them to share their expertise and knowledge with the concerned agencies/departments so that their suggestions/inputs are utilized in making an effective bio-diversity conservation plan.
He also asked the experts in rendering their support to develop State’s Medicinal Plant Board and expand its activities related to development and sustainable use of medicinal plants in the state.
The Advisor commended the efforts of all participants for putting in their strong efforts in the field of biodiversity and working towards its conservation. He said that damage has already been caused to the biological diversity but still our united efforts can bring a positive change in this regard.
He also appreciated the efforts of SFRI and SKUAST-K for conducting research in the field of biological diversity and suggesting measures for its conservation.
On the occasion, On-Spot Painting & Photography Competition on the theme, Kashmir Himalyan Biodiversity – A Rich Heritage was also organized in which students of SKUAST-K participated and displayed their talent.
To mark the occasion, the Advisor also planted a sapling of ‘Ginkgo biloba’ also called maidenhairs tree which is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct.

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Enhance Budget for Kheer Bhawani pilgrimage: Shah Faesal

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Srinagar, May 22: President J&K Peoples Movement Dr. Shah Faesal has called upon the State Government to enhance the budgetary support for facilitation of annual Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Kashmiri Pandit community.

Stressing the need for making adequate transport arrangements from Delhi to Srinagar, Shah Faesal said that besides religious significance the pilgrimage represents nostalgic homecoming of Kashmiri Pandits to their motherland and as such every effort should be made to ensure maximum participation.

Shah Faesal was speaking to a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits who met him at the J&K Peoples Movement party office at Srinagar.

 

“Tulmul has the potential to emerge as a spiritual center of Kashmir where the idea of inter-faith brotherhood can be nurtured. It can also open up immense opportunities for pilgrimage tourism for the entire Ganderbal District,” he added.

Dr. Shah further asked for upgrading the facilities at Tulmul to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims and emphasised that previous liabilities on account of boarding and transport arrangements should be cleared immediately.

Shah Faesal assured the delegation that JKPM will leave no stone unturned to ensure dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland and will make all efforts for protection of their sites of worship.

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Geelani welcomes UNHRHC’s initiative

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Srinagar, May 22: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani welcomed the United Nations Human Rights High Commission (UNHRHC) fresh initiative for asking India to submit its report with reference to killings and human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the UN bears moral and political obligations to address Kashmir issue at the earliest and till its final resolution ensure right to live with liberty and dignity to the people of Kashmir.

In a statement issued to media, expressing his grave concern on the use of military might to strangulate the political will and voice of the subjugated people of Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) chairman demanded a high level probe of the extra-judicial killings, random arrests, ruthless killings, maiming and blinding by pellets and bullets and the worst plight of prisoners rights in the nook and corner of the state.

 

Urging an early visit by the UNHRC, Amnesty International, ICRC and other human rights groups to take on spot stock to human rights in Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leader pinned hope that the UN as a responsible institution shall come to the rescue of the people of the state and prevail upon the authorities to abstain from perpetrating worst human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman castigated the behavior meted out to the detenues, lodged in different jails, including Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr. Hamid Fayaz, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Faktoo, Asiya Anrabi, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Gani Bhat, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Abdul Ahad Para, Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Abdullah Nasir, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Tariq Ahmad, Muzfar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Hussain, Pir Mohammad Ashraf, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Yasin Ahmad Hura, Samiullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-Nanda, Basharat Bazaz, Tariq Ahmad Pandith, Mohammad Hussain, Hilal Ahmad Beigh, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Advocate Zahid Ali, Istiyaq Ahmad Wani, Dr. Mohammad Saleem, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Abdul Hai, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Asif Sultan and Abdul Rashid Shigan, Tika Khan, Mohammad Shafi Wani, Gh. Mustafa, Mohammad Ayoub Mir.

“Our prisoners are deprived of the basic amenities, proper medical treatment, food and other facilities,” alleged Hurriyat chairman.

Reiterating his political stand, Geelani said that the people of Kashmir have never accepted “aggression.” They demand right to self-determination which is their birth right.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said that our movement bears moral and political support of the vast majority of the international community, so sooner or later our legitimate demand for right to self-determination shall be accepted.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani felicitated Moien-ul-Haq for his fresh appointment as Pak-Ambassador in India.

In a welcome message, Hurriyat (G) chairman expressed hope that Moien-ul-Haq shall leave no stone unturned to render diplomatic services in his new destination.

He prayed for his success in relation to his new appointment.

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