The scenario in Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a transformational and positive change after the abrogation of article 370, as many major and minor positive changes are witnessed on ground zero . All the spheres and fields of life have witnessed positive developments.
As a matter of fact, the biggest positive is that marganised sections are getting their due who were ignored by the previous nepotism based regimes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Marginalized Sections Empowered
In this regard be it Gujjars or Paharis there interests are being taken into consideration. The Delimitation carried after the abrogation of article 370 has espoused the cause of Gujjar and Bakerwal community in a much bigger way.
The Delimitation Commission’s proposals for Jammu and Kashmir, redrawing constituencies and reserving some for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, has meant an increase in the number of constituencies in the previously neglected border areas Rajouri and Poonch districts. It also marks the first ever political reservation in J&K for Gujjars and Bakarwals, who form the third largest ethnic group in the UT, after the Kashmiris and Dogras.
Development is being seen on all fronts.
Languishing Projects Being Completed
The languishing projects are being completed at a fast pace. After abrogation one has seen that under the languishing projects programme, 1,193 projects worth Rs.1984 crores were completed, including 5 projects which were incomplete for more than 20 years, 15 projects for more than 15 years and 165 projects for more than 10 years.
The health care infrastructure post abrogation has seen enormous optimistic development. Almost all the districts now have their all important ‘Oxygen Banks.
2 New AIIMS, 7 New Medical Colleges, and 2 State Cancer Institute’s and 15 Nursing Colleges have been taken up.
These record breaking developmental projects are making Jammu and Kashmir an example of progress and prosperity in entire country.
Justice For The Unprivileged
Dalits and Valmikis were most prosecuted and didn’t had even voting rights for more than 70 years, but article 370 abrogation turned their lives from tears into smiles. Among the most persecuted because of this were the Valmikis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the address to the nation, mentioned the discrimination faced by sanitation workers and rights they can now avail.
Valmikis were brought to J&K by the government to quell a union protest and clean streets in 1957. The successive erstwhile State Governments had never listened or heeded to their pain and grief but abrogation of article 370 brought them into mainstream of life with full rights.
New Boost To Agriculture Sector
We are all aware of the fact that agriculture is the mainstay of the Jammu and Kashmir economy, as more than 70 percent population depend on it for their livelihood needs. The Jammu and Kashmir Government and the Central Government after abrogation of article 370 is trying to make every effort to enhance and flourish the agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Just some time back, New Zealand became the second foreign country to work with the J&K government after the UAE and pledged to help “in doubling produce in the farming sector” of the Union Territory.
Growth For Sheep Sector
Recently, J&K government signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) “for transforming the sheep farming sector in the UT”. The virtual signing ceremony with Mischa Mannix-Opie, Executive Director, New Zealand G2G, was presided over by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan.
New Zealand Trade Commissioner for South Asia, Ralph Hays; Director Oceania, Ruby Jaspreet; Commercial Manager G2G, Erin Mehar also attended the MoC signing ceremony.
The partnership is aimed at doubling produce in the next three years with substantial increment in quality of livestock products, wool production and introducing processing facilities and value addition to boost income and benefits to Jammu Kashmir
J&K administration was creating an enabling environment for the integrated growth of livestock sector, which is providing livelihood support to around 1.2 million families and contributing 5% to the Union Territory’s GDP.
New Milestones Achieved
The record investment is being brought to change the face of Jammu and Kashmir towards betterment . Many countries are showing keen interest to invest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Investment projects worth Rs 10,000 crore are under execution in Jammu and Kashmir and proposals worth Rs 50,000 crore are being processed. The single window clearance system has changed the very concept of business in the region.
Many milestones have been acheived post article 370 abrogation.
Taking electricity to every village, city and place has been the endeavor of the Government in the country since long and post abrogation this has acheived many fears.
In a historic development,
Jammu and Kashmir has received a reward worth Rs 100 crore from the Government of India for achieving the target of 100 per cent electrification ahead of timeline, this is a development to be worth proud of for which the concerned departments and stakeholders deserve applause .
The abrogation of article 370 has surely ushered an era of progress and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir in all the fields and spheres of life .
The biggest positive is that marganised sections are getting their due who were ignored by the previous nepotism based regimes in Jammu and Kashmir
Investment projects worth Rs 10,000 crore are under execution in Jammu and Kashmir and proposals worth Rs 50,000 crore are being processed. The single window clearance system has changed the very concept of business in the region