Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said fast-paced development in the last four years and unprecedented investments in modern infrastructure is shaped economic growth of Jammu Kashmir.
The Lieutenant Governor said this during the inauguration and laid foundation stones for various development projects in Jammu Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday.
Addressing a huge gathering at Qamaria Stadium, Lieutenant Governor said, “Fast-paced development in the last four years and unprecedented investments in modern infrastructure is shaping the economic growth trajectory of Jammu Kashmir and fueling aspiration of the people.”
J&K is witnessing a new revolution in infrastructure development. Several projects, pending for more than a decade have been completed and dedicated to the people today, he said.
Prior to 2019, delay was a norm. Now, speedy completion of projects is the topmost priority of the administration. We have completed 1500 such projects across Jammu and Kashmir which was pending for 5 to 20 years, he said.
Ganderbal was neglected for too long after it became a separate district. When the country was moving forward towards progress, he said.
He said the administration has taken several pro-active measures to focus on developmental issues and give a special push through large spectrum of economic activity and issues related to diverse areas are being addressed on priority.
“We are also making dedicated efforts to tap the growth potential of Ganderbal in tourism sector. Sonmarg is now on the global tourism map and the increased tourist influx has given a boost to the local economy,” the Lt Governor said.
Increased female literacy will be a force multiplier in pushing forward the socio-economic development of J&K. It is heartening to see progress in youth entrepreneurship and Self Help Groups, the Lt Governor said.
Dedicating the VIKALP- Venture Incubation and Knowledge Application Launchpad centre at Government Degree College to aspiring Youth of the District, the Lt Governor said the Centre will provide potential entrepreneurs a conducive environment for idea incubation, business development and innovation.
“I am also confident the beneficial impact of entrepreneurial activities on society will be manifold”, he said.
The Lt Governor called upon the people of Ganderbal to not get misled by those elements who are trying to create disruption in the peace and development process.
“We are initiating the process of recruitment soon and the vacant posts will be filled in the coming six months”, he said.
The Lt Governor felicitated the outstanding students and the citizens for their exemplary contributions in their respective fields. He also interacted with the locals present there and listened to their demands and issues.
Coffee table books on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2023 and Mashal-e-Gash were also released.