Gone are days when some people were acting as owners of govt property: LG on opposition to land to landless

July 7, 2023

SRINAGAR :Breaking his silence over political parties’ opposition to giving land to landless people, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said gone are the days when some people were acting as the owners of government property and funds.

Addressing the National Tribal Festival at SKICC here, LG said the recent announcement of giving land to 2711 landless families and homes to those who are homeless has pinched some people who have started opposing the move.

“I want to tell them that gone are the days when they were treating themselves as the owners of government property and funds. Gone are the days when they were taking decisions that suit their political interests. They grabbed state land constructed huge houses for themselves and left the poor to suffer. Same people are now misleading the common people,” the LG said without naming Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, and others who opposed the administration’s decision.

Singh said that Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana was implemented across the country except for J&K. “Now that the scheme is being implemented in J&K too, some people feel the pain. This is PM’s dream and will be fulfilled. Each homeless family will get 5 marlas so that they can build their dream house,” he said.

Praising the tribal community for their contribution, he said that a series of steps have been for the welfare of Tribal people that include training tools, buyer/seller meets, and that there is a proposal to conduct buyer-seller meets for them as well.

“Efforts are on to train the tribal youth for prestigious exams and ensure free coaching for them,” the LG said as per KNO. He said that the ancestors of the Tribal community have paid huge sacrifices for J&K even after suffering a lot. “August 5, 2019, was a historic day for the Tribal community as the day ended disparity for them,” the LG said. He said not just the Tribal Affairs Department but other departments of the administration will work with close synergy for the welfare of Tribals.

He said that a fresh web portal will have a database of all 4 lakh Tribal in J&K that will help track them anytime. “There will be free transport for the Tribals during their migration period so that they can reach their destinations within two days instead of a month. Free ambulance services will also be provided to them. Primary Health Services will also be set up to cater to the health needs of Tribals,” the LG said 

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