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Youths focus in JK shifted from AK 47 to start ups: Lt Guv

Youths focus in JK shifted from AK 47 to start ups: Lt Guv
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Says stone pelting, strike calls thing of the past

Mohammad Adnan

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the focus of youth in Jammu and Kashmir has shifted from AK-47 to start ups while stone pelting and strike calls have become a thing of the past.

In an interview with News18 India, the Lt Guv attributed the ‘positive changes’ to the abrogation of Article 370 and said the decision changed the future of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Stone pelting and hartal has become a thing of the past. Whether anyone gets punishment or dies, there is no hartal call in J&K these days. People have shifted their focus from AK-47 to start ups because they want to flourish,” the Lt Guv said.

Referring to the figures, Manoj Sinha said in the last three years infant mortality rate in J&K, as per the national family health survey, has reached to 9.8 while the national average was at 24.9. He said the under-five mortality rate in J&K was 18.5 while the national average was 41.9.

He said the sex ratio at birth in J&K is 976 against 929 of national average. He said the institutional birth rate at national level is 88.6 and in J&K it stands at 93.

He said that around 96.5 percent of children in J&K are fully immunized while the national average was only 83.8 percent.

Manoj Sinha said the life expectancy rate at national level was 69.4 percent while in J&K it is 74 percent.

The J&K LG while referring to Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) in schools said the PTR at national level was 1:32 while in J&K it was 1:14.

“The forest tree cover in J&K is more than 54 percent and the national average is only 24.6 percent. The national average of Per capita energy is 1208 units while in J&K it is 1384 units,” he said.

Briefing further about positive changes and development in J&K, J&K LG said in the 2018-19 financial year around 9229 projects were completed by utilising an amount of Rs 67000 crore.

“And in the next financial year we utilised Rs 4000 crore less but completed more than 21300 projects. And I am happy that we were able to complete 50700 projects this year,” he added.

About the improvement in macadamisation of roads, he said earlier only six kilometers of road was macadamised. “But now 20 kilometers of road get macadamised per day,” he said.

He said J&K would figure at 30th rank during previous years in implementation of works under PMGSY. “But in the last three years, J&K has been at 3rd or 4th rank. This is the change J&K witnessed after abrogation of Article 370,” he said.

He said J&K stands at serial number one in implementation of e-governance.

“And two years ago, the situation was very different as I saw 212 trucks carrying files going from Srinagar to Jammu,” he said.

He said 290 services have been shifted to online for which six lakh people provided their feedback as well. “Around 75 percent of people have appreciated the e-services and are satisfied with it,” he said.

He said it was only possible by the efforts of the Government of India and PM Narindra Modi that JK has two AIIMS, IIT and Central Universities.

“In the last three years, J&K has seen a positive transformation and people here want to flourish,” he said.

About the frequent blockade of Jammu Srinagar National highway, J&K LG said the distance was covered in 11 hours two years ago which has now been shortened to only 5 hours.

“And from next year it will be shortened to 4 to 4.30 hours only. Only a portion of road gets damaged as a tunnel is being constructed there. Next year the tunnel will be completed and the distance between Jammu and Srinagar will shorten further,” he said.

About the recent attacks on vendors and non local employees, he said some unfortunate killings were carried out on the behest of neighbours which they do out of frustration.

“But our security forces have an upper hand in maintaining security scenario and have succeeded in maintaining peace and vanishing footprints of the terrorists.

About the campaign of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ J&K LG said the flag was hoisted in all the schools and panchayat Ghars last year and this year people will do it with more enthusiasm.

“Those who oppose such celebrations are not taken seriously by people of J&K,” he said.



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