Political vacuum won't last forever: LG Murmu

Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday said political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir won’t last forever.

Addressing a function here LG Murmu said, “We are empowering people at grass root level. J&K is a Union Territory with legislature and one day there will be elections.”

The Lieutenant Governor said that Jammu and Kashmir will rise from here (present situation) and it has immense strength.

The LG said, “The present dispensation is trying to develop road connectivity and is also planning to hold tourism and film industry summits in the Union Territory.”

The LG asked the local youth to come forward and become a part of the development programmes.

“J&K youth are quite enthusiastic about different start-up initiatives of the government in partnership with the industry organisations,” he said, adding that “Militancy is under control in J&K.”

“We need to have constructive participation from all industries to get travel advisories revoked. All of us will have to work collectively. Your cooperation is required. Misinformation needs to stop. Advisories will go,” he said.

LG Murmu said that in Jammu and Kashmir GST filing is normal and automobile sector is either growing or is stable. “We are thinking to create some clusters. We are also mulling biotechnology industries which would not pollute environment,” he added.

The Lt Governor said that the present dispensation is making several head ways towards attracting investments to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He observed that through the upcoming Global Investors’ Summit, best sectors of J&K will be showcased to the world to open up the flow of investments to J&K. “The government is speeding up the development of various sectors and is also seeking private investments to make the Industry sector more vibrant,” he added.

 “These global conferences will be organized in close partnership with the business community of J&K,” he said.

While answering a query on employment creation, the Lt Governor said that a robust employment policy, which also includes self employment, is in the offing to boost the employment generation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On startups, the Lt Governor said that the Government is developing optimum IT infrastructure across J&K to render requisite support to the startup businesses.

The Lt Governor said that a comprehensive plan is underway to develop J&K into a medical tourism destination.

Inaugurates ASSOCHAM’s J&K office

Earlier the Lieutenant Governor inaugurated the Jammu and Kashmir Office of ASSOCHAM- Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India here.

During the inaugural function the Lt Governor also held an interactive session with various industrialists and media fraternity.

President ASSOCHAM B.K Goenka also committed that an IT Summit shall be held by the ASSOCHAM in near future.