News Briefs for 02 February 2022
Grant for Dal, Nigeen Lake conservation a welcome step: Hoteliers ClubSrinagar 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 2022Srinagar 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: PoliceSrinagar 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: VakilSrinagar 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 BudgetSrinagar 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 BJPSrinagar 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 SinghNew 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&KNew 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
NC dismisses budget 2022 as wordplay, sophistrySrinagar 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 JanuarySrinagar 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.