Invest in your own state: Mir to businessmen
GK NEWS NETWORK
Tilgam (Pattan) June 18: Agriculture Minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir, on Saturday urged local investors to invest in J&K rather than in Delhi and Mumbai to provide ample employment opportunities to educated youth of the state.
“Peaceful atmosphere is mandatory for motivating the investors to invest in JK. It is our social obligation to work collectively for making J&K a peaceful state. With the efforts of all the stake holders from last so many years, the state is moving towards the path of peace and prosperity,” Mir said while addressing a gathering here in north Kashmir.
Mir said the investment by locals in their own state would help in boosting the morale of outside investors. “It is the social responsibility of locals to invest here in different sectors”, he added.
“If you are investing outside the state, why not in your own?” he asked.
Referring to the two decades of turmoil in JK, The Minister said, “Our youth became the first causality. I urge all shades of opinion to restrategize their policies to involve them (youth) in nation building,” he said.
He said the education was the basic tool for socio economic development of the state. He urged the youth to redouble their efforts to earn laurels and upgrade their standard so that JK youth outshine at national level examinations.
Referring to the demands of the area, the Minister announced that the upgradation work on 21-km long Tilgam Irrigation Canal, costing Rs. 6.5 crore, would start by October this year under AIBP. After the upgradation, the irrigation canal would irrigate 2176 acres of agriculture, horticulture land of 28 villages of the area. He said other canals like Wusan Kul and Khoi Kul would also be upgraded in next phase.
Regarding upgradation of roads, the Minister said that the major roads of the area have already been taken under NABARD and the work on these projects would be started soon. He directed the construction agencies to start the work on hospital building at the earliest.
Mir directed Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, to take necessary measures for providing adequate timber for the under construction High School building.
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