PM arriving Friday
To Review Internal Security, KP’s Rehabilitation
Jammu, Mar 2: Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, is arriving in Jammu on a day long visit on Friday. This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to Jammu during his second term in office.
Official sources told Greater Kashmir that internal security and rehabilitation of displaced families would be on top of agenda during the Prime Minister’s stay in the winter capital.
The Prime Minister was earlier scheduled to arrive in the winter capital of the state on Thursday evening. However, sources said that the state government was intimated that the PM will now arrive in Jammu at 9:30 AM on Friday.
He is expected to announce a special employment package for the youth and also Central assistance to help Basmati rice growers.
“The state government has formulated a detailed report on the internal security situation in Jammu and Kashmir which is to be presented before the Prime Minister during his visit,” sources maintained.
The report has been compiled after the Governor, N N Vohra and the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had a detailed discussion on the internal security situation in the state last evening, sources added.
“The senior police officers are busy giving final touch to the draft report in view of the threats of possible unrest during the coming summer in Kashmir,” they said.
During his visit, the PM would meet various delegations and also address convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Jammu at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at Jammu University on Friday.
Later, he will also visit Jagti Satellite Township constructed for rehabilitation of more than 4,000 Kashmiri Pandit families presently living in various camps. Sources said the PM will inaugurate 800 residential flats constructed under first phase.
On Tuesday, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah undertook a visit of the township for the second time in less than a fortnight to review the progress of work.
The Satellite Township project envisages construction of 4218 two-room flats for Migrants with all other facilities like hospitals, schools, community halls, parks, etc.
In all, the project comprises construction of 176 blocks in six zones to house 4218 flats and is part of the housing project under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan for the Kashmiri migrants.
Under the first phase, 1024 flats have been constructed at Purkhoo, Muthi and Nagrota which have been allotted to the beneficiaries.
The prime minister will also get feedback from various sections of people about the situation in the state. He will return to New Delhi Friday evening, sources added.
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