December 2019 News

Militancy Under Control, Political Vacuum Will Not Last Long: L-G

12 December 2019
The Tribune


Jammu: Advocating constructive participation of industrialists to make their sector more vibrant in J&K, the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Girish Chandra Murmu today claimed that 'militancy is under control and misinformation should not happen (in this context)'. 'The present dispensation is making several headways towards attracting investments to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Through the upcoming Global Investors' Summit, best sectors of J&K will be showcased to the world to open up the flow of investments to the UT. The government is speeding up the development of various sectors and is also seeking private investments to make this sector more vibrant,' the L-G said here. He was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Jammu and Kashmir office of ASSOCHAM (Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India). 'Militancy is under control. We need to have constructive participation from all industries. For travel advisories, we all have to work. Your (industrialists) cooperation is required. Any misinformation should not happen.,' he said while assuring industrialists conducive environment for investment. 'We have been empowering the people by giving them powers at the grassroots level. Jammu and Kashmir is a UT with legislature. So, one day there will be elections and the political vacuum will not last foreverJ&K will rise from here (present situation) and it has immense strength,' Murmu said while trying to end the uncertainty in political circles. The L-G said, 'After 2005, local bodies elections took place in J&K and in 2011, the panchayat elections were held. We are now ensuring the grassroots level participation of the people by implementing the 73rd and 74th Amendments of Indian Constitution.' While answering a query on employment creation, the L-G said that a robust employment policy, which also includes self-employment, was in the offing to boost the employment generation in J&K. On start-ups, the L-G said that the government was developing optimum IT infrastructure across J&K to render the requisite support to the start-up businesses. The L-G further said that a comprehensive plan was underway to develop J&K into a medical tourism destination. The President, ASSOCHAM, BK Goenka, also committed that an IT summit would be held by the organisation in near future. 'Soon after the reorganisation of J&K, the Prime Minister had given a clarion call to industry to extend its presence in J&K. It is his belief that the enhanced presence of industry would pave the way for private investment and lead to employment generation and development of J&K. We at ASSOCHAM believe this is eminently doable,' Goenka said.

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