Govt initiatives showing great signs of improvement in J&K

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 25: Government in Jammu and Kashmir has initiated several measures to uplift the economic conditions of the people here which in turn has apparently shown great signs of improvement on daily basis.
Self Employment has become a Government’s priority area and the Mission Youth is working at it. Various reports of different national surveying agencies including NITI Aayog showed Jammu and Kashmir well ahead of national average and can be rightly described as changing Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, UT Budget for the financial year 2022-23 is going to bring a change in J&K at a polemic pace.
Remarkably, Jammu and Kashmir is first to launch District Good Governance Index. Tourism has gone all time high in last 6-7 months. During last year, 11,578 recruitments were made taking total to 30,000 in three years. There has been highest ever air traffic at Jammu and Srinagar airports. Among all 4290 Panchayats, barring 8-10 where land is not available, every Panchayat has playfield.
The UT also stood best in transparency and COVID management. Filling up the gap between demand and supply of skilled workforce and creating a strong environment for professionals and technical skill development in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has roped in prominent organisations like ICICI Foundation, Tata Technologies Ltd, Primal Foundation, Wipro, among others for working on upgrading skills of youth in the sectors having high employability potential like banking and financial services, digital marketing, media management etc.
Another initiative of stopping Durbar Move has saved Rs 400 crore expenditure every year by ending the bi-annual practice. Rs 1000 crore worth works on National Highways and tunnels are going on in Jammu and Kashmir while as Distance from Jammu to Srinagar has been reduced from 10 hours to five and half hours and after completion of some works, it will further come down to four and half hours to four hours.
There has also been a significant increase in revenue generation in Jammu and Kashmir. The GST, Excise, ST and other taxes have recorded 25 percent growth due to proper tax planning, effective monitoring and efficient implementation of the tax statutes aimed at bringing transparency and accountability in the system which contributed towards scaling up the momentum of revenue collection in J&K.

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