Kashmir Indepth

Govt starts projects worth crores of rupees for development of health, agriculture & youth empowerment

Raouf Dar

Srinagar Sep 07 (KINS): Jammu and Kashmir is set to witness massive development in next few years as the government has sanctioned projects worth crores of rupees in various sectors.

On top is to improve the health care sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Official details accessed by Morning Kashmir reveal that over 500 projects worth Rs 7000 crores have been taken up to strengthen the health sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The upgradation of the health sector is a top most priority of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha-led administration,” a top official told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).

The official said J&K is the only UT of the country to provide free universal health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family, since its implementation from December 2020.

108 Jan Aushadhi Centres have also been dedicated towards the welfare of the public since April this year. 80 percent families have been registered under the insurance scheme and 72.57 lakh Golden Cards have been issued.

Similarly, the official details reveal that Rs 1999.12 crores have been transferred to bank accounts of farmers of J&K under PM KISAN and Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to 91 percent of them so far.

J&K stands 3rd in monthly farmer household income and 5th in overall performance in the farming sector.

Polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes are being set up to make youth employable.

“MoU has been signed on establishment of two centres of excellence under academic-industrial accord with Tata Technologies. Two centres of automotive engineering are also being set up at ITI Kathua in collaboration with Ashok Leyland,” another official said.

Mission Youth has been launched for the empowerment of young population of J&K. They are also being provided free coaching under Parvaaz scheme of the mission. The scheme also involves collaborations with top institutions of the country and establishment of over 5 thousand clubs with membership of over 1 lakh youngsters.

“Youth are being provided Small Electric Vehicles on subsidised rates under  MUMKIN scheme. In the year 2021-22, 4482 youth was provided loans worth Rs 4482 crore and government subsidy of Rs 16 crore. Similarly, more than 2 thousand women entrepreneurs were provided financial support worth Rs 102 crore for setting up their enterprises. ‘Brilliant students are being provided scholarships worth Rs 1 lakh each under the LG-75 and Super B-75 Scholarship schemes. Free coaching is being provided to aspirants of competitive exams whose annual family income is less than Rs 8 lakh,” the official added. (KINS)

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