Assuring the famers and growers of Kashmir that Central Government is with them in every respect, Union Minister for Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said coming days will see a new and dynamic J&K.
J&K important region in country’s progress and development, Mr Tomar said.
An official spokesman said this evening that as part of the Government of India’s (GoI) public outreach programme for Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Tomar and two Minister of State (MoS) Kailash Choudhary and Smt Sushri Shobha Karandlaje held interactions with farmers, horticulturists, agriculture scientists and other stakeholders to get first hand appraisals of numerous welfare schemes and polices being taken in the region.
Mr Tomar termed the region as an important part of the country in its progress while calling J & K as the crown of India. He said this region is shoulder-to-shoulder in the country’s progress and development towards self-reliance.
He made these remarks while interacting with farmers, apple growers and horticulturists at the Center of Excellence at Zawoora Srinagar.
The Minister was responding to farmers and growers who raised several issues during their interaction with the visiting Union Ministers team. The issues the horticulturists flagged included absence of lending from other banks, start-up policy, Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for C-grade apple produce, Fasal Bima Yojan for apples etc.
Counting the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi since coming to power, Mr Tomar said that numerous schemes have been implemented for farmers and growers welfare throughout the country and there is visible change on the ground also.
While complimenting the J&K administration and Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha, the Minister said that due to certain problems the region had suffered on development front but with the untiring efforts of PM Modi, J&K is progressing and playing its part in the country’s progress.
“J&K team is doing well especially under LG Sinha’s leadership. Mr Sinha is a visionary leader and J&K people are fortunate to have such a leader for guidance,” he remarked.
Minister assured the farmers and growers from Kashmir that the Central Government is with them in every respect and the coming days will see a new and dynamic J&K.
On the occasion, the Minister also assured that the credit lending would be extended from other banks also.
While highlighting the government’s commitment towards marginal farmers, the Minister said the government has taken many revolutionary steps for these farmers also where they can use all facilities, avail benefits of schemes and other farm mechanizations in doubling their income.
He said that the government will ensure that the farmers would be connected with hi-density infrastructure through Agri-Infrastructure funds.
Mohammad Imran from Kashmir wins 1 crore 20 lakhs from Dream 11
As the Indian Premier League progresses, a resident of Kashmir recently won a vast one crore 20 lakh rupees from the Dream 11 online application.
The person has been identified as Mohammad Imran from Kulgam. According to reports, the winning amount is in his Dream 11 account; however, it hasn’t been transferred to his Bank account.
Dream 11 is a mobile application where people make their cricket teams by selecting their desired players and investing money. In case they play well, points increase and the earning amount increases.
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Local Goon Mehran Under Lens for Selective Attacks in Srinagar
The Intelligence Agencies investigating the target killings have paced up the hunt for a local goon named Mehran Ali. Intelligence Agencies believed that Mehran was behind all these target killings in the valley.
According to the sources, for the past many months, Mehran has been active in terrorist activities. Mehran is a resident of Jamalatta, Srinagar, and he was also associated with the Gujjar gang in the valley.
There is no track record of Mehran, but after a thorough investigation by the Intelligence Agencies, the agencies have issued his name. TRF’s Sheikh Abbas, who was killed in August, is believed to be the person who brought Mehran into militancy.
Meanwhile, security forces have raided several places in the UT and have detained several people.
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In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 16 places in the Valley in connection with terror-related activities. The raid was carried out against terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and their allies Al Badr, The Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF). , Mujahideen Gajwatul Hind (MGH) etc., to unearth the conspiracy to carry out various terrorist activities. According to sources, a new case was registered on October 10, following which raids were conducted by the NIA.
Earlier on Sunday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also raided 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir. NIA operations went on in Kulgam, Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag. According to the information, this action has been taken in cases related to Voice of Hind magazine. Officers also raided the house of TRF (The Resistance Front) Commander Sajjad Gul. The action was taken at 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir connected with the publication of ‘Voice of Hind’ magazine (which aims to incite and radicalize youth) and recovery of IEDs. Ejaz Ahmed Tak son Ghulam Mohammad Tak, Mudasir Ahmed Ahangar son Ghulam Mohiuddin Ahangar, Nasir Manzoor Mir son Manzoor Ahmed Mir and Junaid Hussain Khan son Mohammad Hussain Khan were taken to Achabal police station, and they were interrogated.
Security has been tightened because of the target killings in the Kashmir Valley this month. Meanwhile, more than 500 youths have been detained across Kashmir to arrest the terrorists involved in the attack. They are being interrogated. Among the detained youth are stone pelters, youths in the suspect list of OGW and cadres associated with Jamaat-e-Islami and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. Senior IB officials sent from the centre are keeping a close watch on the whole situation.
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