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  • Reviews security, developmental scenario in JK

SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced that a new highway would be constructed in Jammu and Kashmir along the border from Kargil to Gurez. He made this announcement at a high-level meeting convened here today to review the implementation of various developmental initiatives in the State. Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisors to the Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, J&K Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, state’s Administrative Secretaries and other senior officers of the Central and the State Government were present at the meeting. 

The Union Home Minister said that the Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), Government of India has been asked to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the new highway taking off at Kargil in Ladakh and culminating at Gurez in district Bandipora after traversing through Machhil, Keran and Tangdhar.

The Union Home Minister also took a detailed review of the projects being implemented under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP), the Dal Lake Conservation programme, establishment of 5 new battalions of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) in the state, progress of capacity building of local youth under Himayat, Udaan and Prime Minister’s Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K students, creation of sports infrastructure and educational exchange programmes.

Rajnath Singh also reviewed the progress on relief disbursement to PoJK and West Pakistan Refugees, employment package for migrants under PMDP, BADP and construction of bunkers along the International Border and LoC. He also took a detailed review of the developmental issues of Ladakh. J&K Chief Secretary sought the Union Home Minister’s intervention to get Industrial Development Package on the pattern of Northeast Industrial Development Scheme extended to J&K which has extra incentives for the entrepreneurs. He also sought a special dispensation of Rs 1724 crorefor land acquisition under PMGSY which has not been factored in from Phase-X to Phase-XII.

The Chief Secretary also sought additional Rs 759 crore for Srinagar Ring Road Project and relaxation in SDRF norms for purchase of equipment. The Union Home Minister also separately chaired a high-level security review meeting to review the overall security scenario in the State. Speaking at the meeting he complimented the State Administration, the police and the paramilitary forces for ensuring smooth, free and fair conduct of Urban Local Body Polls in the State.

He also took stock of the overall security scenario in the State in run up to the conduct of Panchayat Polls. In the afternoon the Union Home Minister held one-on-one meetings with the former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. He also met political delegations separately from NC, PDP, Congress and BJP. On the last leg of his day-long visit, the Union Home Minister addressed a press conference at Nehru Guest House.

Earlier on his arrival at the Technical Airport here, the Union Home Minister was received by Advisor to the Governor K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Principal Secretary Home, R K Goyal, Director General Police, Dilbag Singh and other senior officers of the civil and police administration.

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SRINAGAR: In its efforts to provide financial assistance to the retired policemen and the NoKs of deceased police personnel in the time of need, Director General of Police, Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS has sanctioned welfare relief in favour fifteen such retired, Noks of deceased policemen.

The welfare relief has been granted in favour of 15 retired Policemen/NoKs of deceased Police personnel who were in need of financial assistance. The relief sanctioned has been given out of Retired Policemen Welfare Fund.

The welfare relief has been provided to the retired policemen who were in distress or not in good health. The assistance is also provided on the occasion of marriage of daughters of the retired policemen who are facing financial difficulties.

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JAMMU: Former Minister,MLA and State Spokesperson BJP J & K  Priya Sethi, inaugurated ladies get together organized by M/s Mitu Kitu, 69- Dc , Gandhi Nagar ,Jammu today. Priya Sethi Inaugurated the ladies get together and was accompanied by Rekha mahajan, BJP-MM Distt Jammu President,Jyoti Devi (Corporator Ward 53),Monika Khosla,Reena Salathia, Rekha Chouhan,Kamla Sharma,Shashi Sethi,Krishan Priya and others and paid visit to each and every stall and appreciated the wide and exclusive range of stalls which included Glass bangles , Lac bangles , Metal bangles , Kundan bangles along with Designer imitation Jewelry , Bridal churas , Kaleeras and Purses showcased in a very effective way. 

The aim of function was to interaction with the ladies and tell them the significance of Karva chouth. Free Mehindi stall by a renowned artist namely Krishna was the spot light of the event which was enjoyed by ladies and will last for two days i.e on 23rd October and 24th October. Former Minister while speaking to media gave her good wishes to Priyanka Mahajan Owner of the Showroom and  said that  BJP government led by the great leader of the World and PM of India Sh.Nariender Modi has always given priority to women empowerment and for that  various welfare measures and schemes for women taken by the Modi government like “, Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao,Sukanya Samriddh Account, amendments in Maternity Act, doing away with triple talaq and  number of other things were done. 

She said that recently PM of India  had said that "Financially empowered women are a “bulwark against societal evils” and for women empowerment financial independence is necessary. Women are enterprising, they don’t need to be taught, only need to be given opportunities to perform. Former Minister who was herself the first women Minister from BJP in J &K lauded the efforts of organizers to make it one stop shop for the ladies to fulfill all their needs during the festive seasons.

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