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JK financial system on course: MHA

New
Delhi, Feb 4: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy
informed Parliament on Tuesday that agri operations have been proceeding
smoothly in the Kashmir Valley ever since the revocation of Article 370 and
formation of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a
written reply to a question regarding the economic impact of the abrogation,
Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha that 18.34 lakh MTs of apples were
dispatched, up to January, in financial year 2019-20.

Citing
information provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, Kishan Reddy also
said “the sericulture sector recorded a production of 813 MTs of silk
cocoon in the year 2019.

“During
the 1st three quarters of FY 2019-20, handicrafts worth Rs 688.26 crore were
exported. Various tourism promotional campaigns have also been launched.”

Members
of the House were also informed that “Government of Jammu and Kashmir has
informed that as per the Periodic Labour Force Survey, last conducted for FY
2017-18, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of
Government of India, the worker-population ratio for persons in the age group
of 15 years and above for Jammu and Kashmir is 51 per cent.”

Kishan
Reddy said the full economic potential of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions
could not be realized for the last 70 years as the people of Jammu and Kashmir
have suffered from militancy violence and separatism supported from across the
border for the past many decades.

‘No decision on bringing domicile
law yet’

New
Delhi, Feb 4: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Tuesday said it has not
yet decided about bringing a domicile law in J&K to protect the jobs and
land of the residents of the newly formed Union Territory.

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The
erstwhile state lost it special status after the Centre abrogated Article 370
and divided J&K into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh.

On
Tuesday, answering a question by CPI MP PR Natarajan in Lok Sabha, Union
Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said “as on date, the
Government has not taken any decision regarding domicile law in Jammu and
Kashmir.”

Natarajan
had asked whether the Government had taken any decision to bring domicile law
to protect the lands, properties and jobs in Jammu region.

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