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LG assures safety of ‘every inch of land’
Says land laws introduced for agricultural, industrial development in J&K



Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar Jan 26 (KINS): Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday assured people “safety of every inch of land” in Jammu and Kashmir and said new land laws have been introduced for agricultural and industrial development in Union Territory.
According to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS), Sinha in his Republic Day address said new land laws have been introduced for agricultural and industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The old laws were a hindrance to the development and hence, have been abolished. In order to promote industries, a land bank is being created at a massive level and we are proud that two big and five small industrial estates will be completed by March 2021. Dismissing all rumours and apprehensions, I fully assure you the safety of every inch of your land,” he said.
He said security agencies have effectively controlled violence and those who are trying to fulfil their political motives with the help of this proxy war, are being given a befitting reply.
“We want to assure all citizens that the political conspiracies and nefarious designs of a neighbouring country will never be allowed to succeed in this land of great persons and warriors. The security agencies have effectively controlled violence and those who are trying to fulfil their political motives with the help of this proxy war, are being given a befitting reply,” he said.
He said the year 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change in Jammu and Kashmir.
Through a continuous process of change, the roots of progress have been planted in the new Jammu and Kashmir, he said. “With the Constitution of India in one hand and the Tricolour in the other, all the people of villages and towns, with dreams of progress in their eyes, have started building a new Jammu and Kashmir to fulfil their ambitions and those of the nation.”
Sinha claimed that for a long time, the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir were denied grassroots democracy.
“We have been successful in conducting a violence free, free and fair elections to District Development Councils. The high turnout of voters broke the records of many previous elections. I specially congratulate the enlightened citizens, all voters, Central Security Forces, Army, Police and Administrative officials for this. We assure all the elected representatives that with your support, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration will bring the fruits of development to the last person standing in the queue,” he said.
“In the beginning of this year, we have announced a New Industrial Development Scheme 2021 amounting to Rs. 28,400 crores to attract the country’s major industries and investment in Jammu and Kashmir and expand existing industries. This scheme, which will continue till 2037, will take industrial investment to the block level so that the goal of equal, balanced and sustainable economic development can be achieved,” Sinha said. (KINS)

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