Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal on Sunday said that Jammu and Kashmir has reached new heights of development and peace during the last three years due to the good governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This he said is evident at the ground level with the total implementation of all the Central Government Schemes in the Union Territory.
Addressing media persons on the second consecutive day of his two day tour to south Kashmir Anantnag district, Meghwal said that the development and peace in J&K is touching new heights that is evident from this year’s record number of the arrival of tourists.
He said the tourist destinations are to be explored and developed so as to attract the visitors not only from the country but around the world, the Minister added.
Meghwal said that district Anantnag has many tourist attractions including Martand Sun Temple and other sites which can be developed to become the best destinations creating job opportunities for the local residents.
Praising ‘Sufism’ as a religious practice promoting peace and harmony, the Minister said that a national or international level of conference on Sufism is to be conducted in Jammu and Kashmir promoting peace and harmony.
The Minister also said that he has talked to Cement Corporation of India for the establishment of a cement industry at Anantnag as he has been informed about the good presence of limestone reserves in Anantnag. The establishment of a cement industry in this district will create employment opportunities for the youth, he added.
He said the policies and programmes of the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have revolutionary aspects in terms of development and good governance.
The Minister said that the development model of this government can be judged from its social welfare schemes like Ayushman Bharat (Sehat Card) that provides cashless medical care to low income families which cannot afford the treatment.
Earlier during the day, the Minister also held a meeting with the Chairperson BDCs and Chairperson DDC and members, Sarpanchs, Presidents and members of various Municipal Councils of district Anantnag.