Prime Minister announces special package; Lt Governor expresses gratitude

‘Corruption free, transparent governance my priority’

KD Desk

Srinagar, October 15: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for Special Package for Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

As per Kashmir Despatch, expressing gratitude for the package, the Lt Governor remarked: “I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special package of Rs. 520 crore for J&K and Ladakh. This will improve the quality of life of rural households and lead to women’s empowerment to achieve the goals of Antyodaya in Jammu and Kashmir.”

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved a Special Package worth Rs. 520 crore in the UTs of J&K and Ladakh for a period of five years till FY 2023-24 and ensure funding of DeendayalAntyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh on a demand driven basis without linking allocation with poverty ratio during this extended period.

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission has been implemented in the erstwhile state of J&K by the Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM) as “Umeed” programme.

Addressing a press conference in Raj Bhawan Srinagar LG Sinha said that corruption-free and transparent governance is the priority of the present dispensation. He assured that he would ensure more use of technology for quick, hassle-free services like online building permissions, clearance of contractors’ bills, and other payments.

He further said that ‘In the last two months, several major steps have been taken up by J&K administration to empower villages and urban areas of the Union Territory, and to make government more responsive and accessible to the people. My first and only motto is development across 20 districts without any discrimination’, he added.

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