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Jammu And Kashmir Metro Rail Projects In Final Stage Of Approval: Puri

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Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said the proposals for metro rail projects in Jammu and Srinagar cities are in the final stage of approval from the Public Investment Board.

Addressing Jammu & Kashmir Real Estate Summit here, Puri urged the UT government to organise an annual summit like World Economic Forum at Davos in J&K and assured full support from the Centre.

The minister highlighted that metro projects would soon be a reality in J&K.

“Metro projects are in the final stage of PIB approval,” Puri said.

He further said the Centre would consider extending the metro projects to the proposed AIIMS hospital outside Jammu.

He complimented the J&K government for implementing the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) law and Model Tenancy Act, circulated by the Centre to all states and UTs.

He also praised the UT government for implementing Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY), under which nearly 13,000 houses have been completed out of around 80,000 units.

Puri noted that real estate is the second-largest employment generator in the country, and it has a multiplier effect on the overall economy.

He said the states which have done well in real estate are on top of the economic index.

Puri also sought to allay apprehensions that investments in J&K will lead to unemployment. The minister was surprised over this “nonsensical argument” and wondered how someone could get away with such false logic.

He said there is a massive demand for real estate in the UT; there is a demand of up to 3 lakh units in housing and hotel segments. The UT has the land and also demand for real estate development, he pointed out.

For ease of doing business, he stressed the need for a single-window clearance for approving real estate projects.

Puri said there would be impediments like the updation of land records, and it would take some time to realise the potential.

In his address to investors at the summit, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said investors had come here not to earn profits but teach a business culture.

He said the mindset of business culture has to change.

Allaying apprehensions that outside investments in Jammu and Kashmir will increase unemployment, he said it would provide employment and ensure development.

Batting strongly for taking a cue from a northern-eastern development model, he said if the north-east can be built as a development role model of India, J&K can also move forward on this pattern of the development journey.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said metro projects would soon commence in J&K.

He said the UT government has agreed to create a separate cell to facilitate investments in J&K.

The development of real estate projects will usher change in J&K and open up lots of economic opportunities.

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India reports over 2.86 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 19.59%; 573 deaths

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India recorded 2,86,384 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 573 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (January 27), the country saw 3,06,357 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.23 per cent total recoveries data reached 3,76,77,328.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 22,02,472 (5.46 per cent), the ministry data showed today.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,91,700. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 19.59 per cent today.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,21,66,248 samples have been tested up to January 25 for COVID-19. Of these, 14,62,261 samples were tested on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sounded positive about the reopening of schools in the capital. He said that ‘excessive caution can harm children, which is why reopening schools is necessary to prevent further damage to the socio-emotional well being of students.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has called a meeting on Thursday to deliberate on easing the curbs in the national capital because of the improved situation of COVID-19. The issue of reopening schools is also on the agenda.

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Lt Governor unveils ‘Charkha’ at Srinagar International Airport

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today virtually unveiled a Charkha (Spinning Wheel) at the Srinagar International Airport.
The Charkha measuring 8.6 ft by 4.3 ft and weighing 71 kg has been installed by the Jammu & Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB).
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor said that Charkha symbolizes Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of Self-Reliance and its installation at Srinagar Airport on Republic Day is a befitting tribute to Bapu and to all the great freedom fighters of India.
“Charkha was made a symbol of economic self-reliance by Bapu in 1918 and became an important part of Swadeshi and Indian Independence movement like Non-violence, Satyagraha and Civil Disobedience”, he added.
Terming the occasion as historic, the Lt Governor said that the Charkha at Srinagar airport will inspire us to encourage greater public participation in the development framework of the UT and to meet the needs of the people by optimally utilizing our social capital and other resources.
“Today, when our country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav and moving steadily towards the fourth industrial revolution, I believe Charkha will serve as a symbol of Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and will inspire the citizens of the UT and all countrymen to work towards building a self-reliant J&K, and a self-reliant India”, the Lt Governor remarked.
The Lt Governor observed that J&K is making great strides in fulfilling the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat and keeping with this spirit, continuous efforts are being made for the revival and conservation of Khadi, Rural Arts & Crafts, besides expanding their reach to the international market.
Hon’ble Prime Minister’s slogan – ‘Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion’- has gained greater popularity and now international designers are using Khadi in New York and London fashion shows, he further added.
The Lt Governor also called for collaborative efforts to preserve the identity of the world-famous handicrafts, art and culture of Jammu and Kashmir, on the occasion.
Highlighting the initiatives taken by J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) to create livelihood generation opportunities for the people of the UT, the Lt Governor said that in the last three years, 11,978 units have been established under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program and 1,803 units have been established under the Rural Employment Generation Program, besides 4,904 units have also been established for the deprived sections and women.
“Under all these schemes, about 1,50,000 people have been provided with viable employment opportunities”, he noted.
The Lt Governor congratulated Dr Hina Bhatt, Vice-Chairperson, Jammu & Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board, and the members and officials of KVIB on this historic occasion.
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Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey

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General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Covid-19 Stats

27 Jan 2022, 5:57 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,371,500 Total Cases
491,729 Death Cases
37,677,328 Recovered Cases

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