LG Manoj Sinha calls on Dr Jitendra, discusses J&K issues

JAMMU: Newly appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, who arrived in the union capital first time after taking the oath of office at Srinagar, today called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and had a one-to-one meeting lasting nearly two hours, to discuss various Jammu & Kashmir issues.

Later, Dr Jitendra Singh tweeted, "Sh Manoj Sinha, currently on his maiden visit to New Delhi after taking over as Lieutenant Governor of #JammuAndKashmir, called on for an enriching exchange of views on various issues. Having worked closely together in the Modi Govt 1.0, there is much in common to share".

During the meeting, Dr Jitendra Singh gave Manoj Sinha an update about some of the newly launched development projects of national importance in the Union Territory. He said, while most of the mega projects related to power and irrigation have been cleared during the last one year, the Ratle project, held up for six years, will also be cleared and resumed shortly.

Appreciating Manoj Sinha's decision to visit the COVID wards in Srinagar hospitals, soon after taking over as Lieutenant Governor, Dr Jitendra Singh said, on the advice of the Union Territory government, a provision of Oxygen Tanks has been made in all the major hospitals in Srinagar and Jammu. However, there is sufficient Oxygen supply availability both in J&K as well as Ladakh, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh conveyed to Sinha the Centre's will and intention to resume the outreach programme by Union Ministers which had got interrupted because of the COVID pandemic. He said, 36 Union Ministers had visited Jammu & Kashmir in the first phase and the next phase will also be started as soon as the COVID pandemic situation eases out. This experiment of regular visits by Union Ministers had proved to be highly useful in North East and it was on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a similar initiative has been undertaken for Jammu & Kashmir as well.

Dr Jitendra Singh also appreciated the Investors' outreach begun in the recent months. He said, the Union Territory government, under the new Lieutenant Governor, will be provided all assistance and support to encourage investments in Jammu & Kashmir.

Manoj Sinha also discussed some of the future plans and public outreach programmes which he is scheduling for the coming weeks and months. He said, he will be closely coordinating with the Central Government for the benefit and development of Jammu & Kashmir.


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