“People’s health top priority of Govt, this project a testimony to our commitment to bring better health facilities to small towns, strengthening public health service delivery, minimizing inconvenience & referrals to Tertiary health care centres in Srinagar”
“J&K Govt determined to create a fear-free, militancy-free, corruption-free, future-oriented Jammu Kashmir,We salute our soldiers, police personnel who laid down their lives in combating militancy. I am committed to make J&K militancy-free. This is our resolve”
“We have travelled a long distance in last 3 years in speedy execution of projects within stipulated period , eliminated the gap between the aspirations of people and the delivery by admin with dedication and commitment”
“Under PM, J&K Govt working diligently to combat discrimination, corruption”, Our policies formulated for improving living standards of common man , empowering deprived sections of the society”
“Onus on citizens to contribute in dev of J&K ,d fulfill their duties, Dev should become a powerful people’s movement in all 20 distts , elements making efforts to disturb peace must be isolated”
“ Govt putting in it’s best to extend benefits of PM Vishwakarma Scheme across J&K, Eligible beneficiaries under the scheme to be identified at panchayat level and the final list to be notified at J&K level”
“Process already initiated for establishing a Cluster University in Budgam”
Budgam: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday laid the foundation stone of much-awaited 125-bedded District Hospital Complex at a cost of Rs 49.32 crore at Reshipora, Budgam.
In his address, the Lt Governor congratulated the people of Budgam on the occasion. Today is a historic day for all of us in terms of development. The 125-bedded Hospital will fulfill the long pending demand and dream of the people of having all the health facilities under one roof, he said.
“People’s health is the top priority of administration and this project is a testimony to our commitment to bring better health facilities to small towns, strengthening public health service delivery, minimizing inconvenience and referrals to Tertiary health care centres in Srinagar,” the Lt Governor said.
Addressing a huge gathering, the Lt Governor highlighted the efforts of the administration to establish transparent and responsive governance.
“We have traveled a long distance in the last three years in terms of speedy execution of projects within the stipulated period and eliminated the gap between the aspirations of people and the delivery by administration with dedication and commitment,” the Lt Governor said.
He said the J&K Administration, under the guidance of Prime Minister, is working diligently to ensure there is no scope for discrimination and corruption.
Our policies have been formulated with the objective of ensuring living standards of common man are improved and deprived section of the society is empowered, he said.
At Budgam, the Lt Governor paid homage to the martyrs of Police and Security Forces.
“The J&K administration is determined to create a fear-free, militancy-free, corruption-free and future-oriented Jammu Kashmir. We salute our soldiers and police personnel who laid down their lives in combating militancy. I assure the people that we will make J&K terror-free. This is our resolve,” the Lt Governor said.
He called upon the citizens to discharge their duties and contribute in the development of J&K.
Development should become a powerful people’s movement in all 20 districts and the elements making efforts to disturb peace must be isolated by the society, he added.
He said the conflict profiteers who kept the people of J&K away from mainstream development, those who built their houses in foreign countries and sent their children abroad for studies think that they only have all the rights on government resources.
We have been successful in breaking the backbone of ecosystem of conflict profiteers and will strike the last nail in the coffin of these subversive forces, the Lt Governor said.
Speaking on PM Vishwakarma scheme launched by Prime Minister, the Lt Governor said the scheme provides the benefits including toolkit incentive of Rs 15,000, training of artisans, Rs 500 per day during training, collateral-free credit support up to Rs 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs 2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%, incentive for digital transactions and marketing support, he said.
J&K is the biggest beneficiary of the reformative schemes introduced by the Central Government in the last few years. We will make every effort to extend the benefits of this Scheme across the J&K and transform the lives of the artisans and craftspeople of Jammu Kashmir working with their hands and tools, the Lt Governor said.
It will be ensured that the eligible beneficiaries are being identified at panchayat level, their ID cards are prepared at District level and the final list will be notified at J&K level, he added.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor lauded the public representatives and District Administration for commendable efforts to create smart facilities for the people and inspiring other districts as well to follow in their footsteps. I am confident very soon the dream of Smart City Budgam will be realized, he said.
He said the administration has also initiated the process of establishing Cluster University in Budgam.
“Deputy Commissioner Budgam has proposed the land for Cluster University in Budgam. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir is working on the proposal and I am hopeful that very soon we will lay the foundation of Cluster University Kashmir in Budgam,” the Lt Governor said.
Sh Nazir Ahmad Khan, Chairman, District Development Council, Budgam expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led J&K Administration for granting the sanction and approval for the establishment of District Hospital Complex at Budgam in a short period of time.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Sh Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary Health and Medical Education; Sh Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh Akshay Labroo, Deputy Commissioner Budgam; PRI members, senior officers and citizens from all walks of life were present.
Anantnag encounter, Day 6: Missing Army man’s body recovered, charred body also found, toll 6
‘No clarity on militants’ killing, op to continue today, Charred body beyond recognition, will go for DNA test to confirm identity, 81 including 33 local militants active in Kashmir’
Budgam : The ongoing encounter at Gadool area of Kokernag hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district entered the 6th straight day on Monday, with security forces recovering the body of the missing Army personnel. There is no also clarity about the killing of any militant in the ongoing operation as one charred body has been recovered.
An official said that the body of Army personnel Pradeep, who had been missing alongside Major Ashish on Wednesday last week, was recovered on Monday and is being transported back. This takes the toll in the encounter, including the unidentified charred body, to six.
While the Army is using the latest gadgets and weapons, there is no concrete evidence of whether the militants are still hiding in the area or have managed to flee.
The official said that intermittent firing was witnessed throughout the day (on Monday) and the combining operation in the area is likely to continue today on Tuesday as well.
He said the para-commandos along with additional 20 companies of forces have been deployed in the area to search for militants hiding in the dense forests. The movement is being monitored closely by helicopters, he said.
During the joint security operation, we used grenade launchers and shells on suspected militant hideout locations using drones, but as of now, there is no confirmation about the killing of any militant as so far a single charred body beyond recognition has been recovered, he said, adding that they will likely go for DNA sampling to confirm the identity.
The official said that civilians living close to the area have been already evacuated to safer places and the drones including Herons have been pressed into action to find and neutralise the hiding militants.
“There is no confirmation whether any militant has been killed so far given the tough terrain and forest area,” he added.
On Saturday, Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi visited the encounter site and reviewed the operational situation of the ongoing operation.
The encounter at Gadool forests is turning out to be the biggest one given the involvement of tough terrain and erratic weather conditions.
Official sources said that there are 81 militants active in Kashmir division and among them, 33 are locals while the rest are non-locals.
Pertinently, on Wednesday, during the initial exchange of fire, Colonel Manpreet Singh, who was the Commanding Officer of 19 RR, Major Aashish Dhonchak and DySP Humayun Bhat, the son of former DIG Kashmir Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, were killed.
On Thursday, the operation continued in which two soldiers received injuries and were shifted to hospital for treatment. On Friday, the body of a soldier, who had been missing since Wednesday during the gunfight with militants, was recovered from the encounter site.
The Kokernag encounter is the biggest since August 5 this year in south Kashmir when three soldiers of Army’s 34 RR were killed in Halan Manzgam forest area of Kulgam district. On March 30, 2020, five security personnel-including a Colonel, a Major and a Sub-Inspector were killed in an 18-hour-long encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara.
This was the first encounter in the district in around the last four months as in May contact was established with militants in Sagam area of Kokernag. However, they later managed to give slip to forces.
This year so far, 51 militants have been killed in J&K and among them 41 were foreigners and 10 were locals. Officials said that around 20 security forces were killed this year in militant attacks and encounters this year