February 2022 News

News Briefs for 02 February 2022

Grant for Dal, Nigeen Lake conservation a welcome step: Hoteliers Club

Srinagar 01 Feb: (KNS) While welcoming the funds for conservation of Dal Lake, the Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers Club has urged the GoI to ensure the earmarked funds are utilised properly and appropriately. In a statement to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Chairman JKHC Mushtaq Chaya said Rs 35581 crore for Jammu and Kashmir in the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament is welcome step "but more needs to be done to ensure JK`s economic growth". He said like a special grant of Rs 273 crore for rehabilitation of DalNageen lake, the GoI should have proposed similar package for the rehabilitation of travel and hospitality sector which is one of the mainstays of economy in the Union Territory.

JK is more than Dal and Nigeen Lakes: Kadfeen on Budget 2022

Srinagar February 01 01 Feb: (KNS) Congress leader Kadfeen Choudhary on Tuesday has termed the Budget 2022 as yet another misadventure to steer the countrys economy, terming it detrimental for the middle class. According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Kadfeen said that the budget speaks least about the creation of Jobs and there is no good news for the countrys middle class. The Congress leader said that as far as the allocation to Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, it is unfortunate that the people here have been asked to remain contended with mere tokens.

Militants shot at, injured police ASI in Shopian village: Police

Srinagar 01 Feb: Militants on Tuesday evening fired upon an assistant sub-inspector of police in Amishijipora area of Shopian district and injured him critically. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that ASI Shabir Ahmad was shot at and injured by militants after he was coming back home from a masjid after prayers in his native village Amishijipora area. He said that the injured cop was referred to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

Unfortunate Central Government has again ignored fruit industry in the budget: Vakil

Srinagar Feb 01 01 Feb: (KNS) Peoples Conference (PC) senior vice president and former Abdul Gani Vakil lambasted the central government for again ignoring the fruit industry in the new budget. It is unfortunate Central Government is failing to understand fuit industry is the backbone of the economy of the Kashmir valley, but nothing has been said or done to promote and strengthen the industry. The State produces more than 30,000 metric tons apple, only 15,000 metric ton has a market and the other 15,000 metric tons, which is B & C grade has no place in the market and gets wasted as government has no plan to utilise the same and the government has not offered any concessions to the fruit industry which has been badly hit due to Covid 19, unrest, weather vagaries and the illegal import of iranian apples.

Kashmir Inc disappointed with Nothing for J&K Budget

Srinagar 01 Feb: What is there in the Government of Indias budget for Jammu and Kashmirs business community? Nothing, say business leaders and stakeholders. The budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has allocated Rs 35,581 crore to J&K, of which Rs 33,923 crore has been allocated to meet revenue deficit gap/ resource gap.

NC Youth Activist Among Many Prominent Leaders Join BJP

Srinagar 01 Feb: A youth activist of the National Conference (NC) and leaders from other parties joined the BJP here on Tuesday, the party said. NC leader and social activist Shaida Maqsood, along with her supporters, joined the BJP and the party's headquarters here. Similarly, other prominent leaders from Manjhakot, Rajouri, joined the saffron party. J-K BJP president Ravinder Raina, general secretary Vibodh Gupta and BJP headquarters in-charge Priya Sethi welcomed them into the party fold.

A truly futuristic budget: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi 01 Feb: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented a futuristic budget for 2022-23 with huge emphasis on every sector. Sitharaman unveiled a Rs 39.45 lakh crore Budget, with higher spending on highways to affordable housing with a view to fire up key engines of the economy to sustain a world-beating recovery from the pandemic. It was indeed a historic moment to witness!

Budget: Rs 35,581 cr allocated to J&K

New Delhi 01 Feb: Jammu and Kashmir was on Tuesday allocated Rs 35,581.44 crore in the Budget 2022-23 as part of the central governments assistance, grants and loans. The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on August 5, 2019 into two UTs Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh following the abrogation of Article 370. Both the UTs are currently under central rule.

NC dismisses budget 2022 as wordplay, sophistry

Srinagar 01 Feb: National Conference (NC) on Tuesday termed the Union budget 2022-23 a blend of sophistry and wordplay , saying it left stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir excluded and ignored . The budget steered clear of Jammu and Kashmir and left unaddressed issues confronting working classes and small businesses, NC spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said. The budget has failed to tackle the problems of unemployment, and inflation This budget will only increase inequality and leave the largest section of our population including unemployed youth, artisans, agriculturalists, horticulturalists, marginal traders, tourism players, and transporters vulnerable than ever, he said.

12 Military Ops In Kashmir In January

Srinagar 01 Feb: In the first month of the year 2022, around 12 military operations against militants took place in various districts of Kashmir. The operations resulted in the killing of 21 militants from different militant outfits including eight foreign militants. As per the details, 21 militants were killed in January including 11 from the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit besides two cops were also killed this month.