Srinagar: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha said that Rs. 25,000 crore industrial investment is in the offing for the region as the announcement of a historic industrial policy is expected soon.
The LG had acknowledged the absence of proper governance and inaccessibility of officers have long marred villages and said that ‘back to village’ is an attempt to bridge this gap.
“My objective is maximum utilization of industries, manufacturing, services sector, village industries, handicraft, tourism and technology to create more jobs in rural areas of Jammu & Kashmir because I believe there is vast yet untapped talent pool in our villages waiting for an opportunity,” Sinha was quoted as saying by Business Standard.
The governor had called for 100 per cent saturation in four different employment-related schemes of the government along with all security schemes including scholarships, pensions, etc. “With this ambitious Back to Village initiative of the Government, Rural-Urban divide will be minimized,” Sinha added.
“I am not here to make new promises, but for optimum implementation and utilization of funds. Let the public and the government meet and discuss their priority projects and begin a new era of rapid development. I believe in action-based implementation”, said the Lt Governor.
“Back to village is an attempt to bridge this gap and during the past one month, officers and the public have displayed bilateral enthusiasm in it. It is the duty of the officers to take up the responsibility and help eliminate the lacunae. Dialogue along with public’s feedback is the bedrock equitable, inclusive development and transparent governance,” Sinha said.
He also advised his officers to examine the crucial growth drivers in those particular regions during their visits to the villages.