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J&K to get Rs 60K Crore investment in next 2/3 years: Union MoS

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BUDGAM: In next 2 to 3 years of J&K will see new circle of development prosperity as Govt. of India has formulated a plan to spend Rs 60,000 Crores in the Union Territory, Union Minister of State for Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar said today.

“The amount will be utilized to create employment generating avenues, inspire youth to establish micro income generating units and boost local economy,” an official communiqué quoted the Minister saying while addressing a gathering of ITI and polytechnic students in a convention cum seminar organized in his honor at ITI Complex Wadipora Budgam.

As per the communiqué, the Minister said about 8 lakh new jobs were created since 1st April 2020 to 30th April 2021 in IT and manufacturing sectors and that it is union government’s mission, goal and solemn promise to strengthen the entrepreneurship diversification as it has a great economic prospects to absorb youth in various fields.

Principal Secretary Skill Development Department Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, DC Budgam S.A. Mirza, Director Skill Development Department, SSP Budgam, Principal ITI Budgam and other District Officers were present on the occasion.

Commenting on the visits of union ministrs to J&K, the Minister said they have an objective to check the situation relating to developmental and other aspects on ground.

“We came here with professional objective and ambition to deliver, our visits shall emerge result oriented,” the communiqué quoted him saying.

The Minister inspected automobile training centre of ITI Budgam. He also inspected the stalls installed by the skilled youth demonstrating and displaying manufacturing skills, talent and professionalism in respective art and trades.

Later, the Minister presided a meeting of officers convened at Conference Hall Budgam where a detailed review of each sector was under taken scheme wise. The DC Budgam through a detailed power point presentation presented developmental and welfare scenario of the District.

During the meeting various deputations from across the district apprised the Minister about their issues and grievances verbally as well as by submitting memorandums.

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