New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi accords highest priority to Jammu and Kashmir and it is the added responsibility of All India Service officers to transform it into one of the best governed states/UTs of the country, said Union Minister of state for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh on Friday.

Interacting with the IAS, IPS and some Indian Forest Service officers belonging to J&K cadre during a luncheon, the minister said that Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a new dawn of development and peace. “From January, 2022 till date, 1.62 crore tourists have visited J&K which is the highest in 75 years of independence.”