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No personal land for outdoor traders in J&Ok: Reddy

Ganderbal, Jan
22: Seemingly giving in to the public pressure, Union Minister of State for
Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said investors desiring to setup
industry in Jammu and Kashmir, will be allotted government land only.

 “People need not to worry as only government
land will be allotted to the investors for setting up their units. No private
land shall be acquired for setting up industry by any outside investor,” Reddy
said while addressing people at Mini-Secretariat, Beehama here.

As a part of
Centre’s reach out programme, Reddy landed in Srinagar on Wednesday morning and
straightaway headed to Ganderbal. He was flanked by Advisor to Lt. Governor,
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, DDC,
Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan and other officers.

Multiple
delegations including Panches, Sarpanches, Block Development Council members
and youth activists called on Reddy.

“Kashmir lagged
behind because of the unabated corruption in the last 70 years.  But now PM Modi led government is committed
to equitable development, “he said.

The union
minister said central government’s schemes will be properly utilized to benefit
the people.

Enamored by
Kashmir’s scenic beauty, Reddy recalled how famous Bollywood personalities used
to visit Kashmir for shooting their movies.

“But for the last
few years, very few films have been shot here. We will now create an
environment so that more and more actors come to Kashmir for shooting
movies,” he said.

Ready hailed the
administration for successfully holding “free and fair” Block Development
Council (BDC) polls in the state. 
Calling BDCs as “voice of people”, Reddy said they will
redress the issues raised by them during the meeting.

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Reddy also
assured the PDD employees that despite Corporation taking over the power
sector; it will have no bearing on them. “The Corporation is for the
betterment of employees and people in particular,” he said.

Reddy later
inaugurated eight new projects worth Rs 20.8 crores in Ganderbal.

He assured people
that development, peace and economic prosperity would soon change fortunes of
people in Jammu and Kashmir.

While addressing
the gathering, Reddy said that the agenda to visit the place is to meet people,
listen to their issues and come up with a developmental plan in all spheres.

The Minister
distributed pension cards among the widows and downtrodden under Prime
Minister’s Pension Yojana.

He said that the
Union government has come up with the concept of Golden Card through which
deserving segments of the society can afford the treatment of upto Rs 5 lakh.
He said so far 3.5 lakh families have received this card in J&K.

In his address,
the Minister assured the people of the area that the Union government is
committed to develop villages on modern lines and electrification of all
inhabited villages through the Saubhagya scheme is one step towards that.

The Minister
later e-inaugurated multiple developmental projects in the district, with a
total estimated cost of Rs 20.39 crores, which includes construction of
multipurpose hall at Government Degree College, construction of mini pavilion
block at sports stadium, construction of 100 bedded girls hostel, development
of Nininara Island in the Manasbal Lake.

He also laid
foundation stone for the construction of two lane byepass road from Ganderbal
to Duderhama upto district head office complex, which he said was a long
pending demand of people and will serve as a byepass to Kheerbawani temple. He
said that road connectivity is imperative for growth and development of an area
and the Centre is pushing hard towards it.

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