Gates of development have opened for J&K after the abrogation of Article 370: Shri Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Shri Ramdas Athawale today said that the Government of India wants a peaceful and developed J&K and is committed to developing Jammu and Kashmir on all fronts. The Minister said this while interacting with the media during a press briefing held at Convention Centre, Jammu.
Shri Ramdas Athawale said that after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, the gates of development have been opened for Jammu and Kashmir which is evident from the fact that all the centrally sponsored schemes and programmes are now implemented in J&K be that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA, PM Ujjwala Yojana, Scholarship Schemes for Students, Welfare Schemes for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
Ramdas Athawale further said that a hundred per cent implementation of many central schemes in J&K is witness to the fact that Govt. of India is steadfast to provide social stability on all fronts be that housing, livelihood etc to the people of J&K.
The Minister informed that under PM Narendra Modi implementation of the social welfare schemes has picked up pace which is evident from the fact that under PM Jan Dhan Yojana, between 2014-2022 (June), 45 crores 55 lakh accounts have been opened, under PM Ujjwala Yojana between 2016-22 (June), 9 crores 29 lakh gas connections have been allotted to the beneficiaries, under PM Awas Yojana (Urban) between 2015-22 (June), nearly 60 lakh 17 thousand houses have been constructed, under PM Awas Yojana (Rural), 02 crores 25 lakh houses have been constructed, under PM Jan Arogya Yojana, 03 crores 35 lakh people have been benefitted, under Ujala Yojana, 36 crores 79 lakh LED bulbs have been issued.
The Minister informed that between 2019-22 (June), 1720 De-addiction centres have been either funded or established under Financial Assistance for the establishment of De-addiction centres.
Shri Ramdas Athawale while addressing the media said that under PMAY (Urban) in Jammu Division, 18590 are the approved beneficiaries out of which 4568 houses have been constructed, and under PMAY (Rural), 131945 have been approved, out of which 80008 have been constructed in Jammu Division. Under PM Jan Dhan Yojana, 2641995 accounts have been created in J&K in which 1192312 have alone been created in the Jammu division and under PM Ujjwala Yojana, 1316924 gas connections have been provided in J&K, the Minister informed the media.
Shri Ramdas Athawale also took a review meeting related to the implementation of social welfare schemes in Jammu and Kashmir with the senior officials of the J&K Social Welfare Department that was attended by the Director-General, Social Welfare Department, J&K, Ms Vivek Sharma besides other senior officials of the department.
Shri Ramdas Athawale will also take part in the Nelson Mandela Noble Peace Awards Ceremony at Hari Niwas Palace, Jammu.
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.