PM Modi announces Rs 80,000 crore package for Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-Kashmir-in-Srinagar/articleshow/49699348.cms

    SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a package of Rs 80,000 crore for all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir and said that this is just the beginning.

    "Don't think Rs 80,000-crore package is the limit. This is just the beginning. There won't be any dearth of money. Not only our treasury, but our heart also beats for you," PM Modi said to a thunderous applause in Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.

    Visiting the Srinagar for the first time since the PDP-BJP coalition took power in the state on March 1 this year, Modi said that he wanted to make Kashmir a dream destination for tourists.

    "In the past, when people had some money, they wanted to visit Kashmir. I want to bring back those glorious days," the PM said.

    He also emphasized Kashmir's role in Indian cricket. "Sachin, Sehwag or Dhoni, whoever hit a six, they did it with a Made-in-Kashmir bat," Modi said.

    A special aircraft carrying the Prime Minister landed at Srinagar International Airport around 11.20am.

    Modi was flown in an Army helicopter to the Badami Bagh Cantonment helipad from where he reached the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in a special cavalcade.

    Governor NN Vohra, chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, senior ministers of the ruling PDP-BJP government, senior civil and army officers received Modi at the airport.

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari is accompanying Modi, while minister of state PMO Jitendra Singh, who arrived here on Friday, was among those who received Modi at the airport.
     
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    Way to go. Some liberals are gonna get jealous now.

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    Honourable rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, refugees most important task: PM Narendra Modi

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...ask-pm-narendra-modi/articleshow/49701618.cms

    CHANDERKOTE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said "honourable" rehabilitation of the West Pakistan refugees and Kashmiri pandits who migrated from the Valley is the most important task for his government.

    While inaugurating the phase-II of the Baglihar power project here, Modi said the package of Rs 80,000 crore announced in Srinagar for the state will address "all problems" faced by the state.

    "There are lakhs for refugees since 1947 here...and about 15-20 per cent population of the state is displaced. This is not a small pain but a huge distress. It is high time that the 1947 refugees and displaced Kashmiri Pandits are provided an honourable come back to home.

    "All problems faced by the state, including the migrants and displaced, will be addressed by this Rs 80,000 crore package announced today," he said.

    There are nearly 55,000 refugee families who came from West Pakistan in 1947. They have not been given any state subject thereby restricting them from purchasing land and government jobs in the state. However, the NDA government has already made a concession of adjusting youths of these families in central para-military forces.

    The number of Kashmiri pandit families is around 59,000 who had to leave the Valley in 1990 in the wake of militancy.

    Calling the package as the "biggest" in the history of the state, Modi said Jammu and Kashmir should reach new development horizons.

    "The package I announced today for the state is just a sample. I can assure you that as fast paced and sincerely you spend this money with accountability the more the country's treasury will be dedicated for the state," he said.

    He said not only the treasury but hearts will be opened for the state.

    Modi announced that four new India Reserve Battalions (IRB) for the state will be raised in the state which will give job to 4,000 youths.

    Taking a dig at the opposition, he said many development works and schemes are being implemented across the country but what is understood by the common man, they (opposition) do not.

    "Some people do not even know what is a work and how is it done?," he said.

    He urged the youth, entrepreneurs and businessmen of the state to avail bank loan and other finance schemes announced by the central government in the last over an year.

    The PM urged them to avail benefits of the MUDRA and the 'Jan Dhan yojana' schemes.

    He said the government was making 18 kilometres road per day as compared to the 2-kilometres being made during the UPA rule.

    "In the coming days we want to expand the rail and road networks in the country as these facilities and basic amenities of water and electricity are required to strengthen the society," he said.

    He also said that his government has pledged to send electricity in thousand days time to 18,000 villages which do not even have an electric pole.
     

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