J&K: PM Modi Inaugurates Multiple Projects Worth ₹ 20,000 Crores

Srinagar: In three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir for the first time and inaugurated multiple projects worth over ₹ 20,000 crores. On the list the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel and two hydroelectric projects are included too. In his address he said that this region is not new for him and nor he is new for the people.

While addressing all gram sabhas in Jammu he said, “Neither this region is new for me, nor am I new for you.”

PM Modi was addressing all gram sabhas in the country to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day.

Thousands of people attended the event. The event was organised as the new Union Territory moves towards its first assembly elections. The delimitation process is currently in progress in Jammu and Kashmir, and a call will be taken next on assembly elections.

“In the last two or three years, Jammu and Kashmir has touched several milestones. Earlier governments wouldn’t implement central schemes here, we made it possible,” PM Modi said.

Targeting the National Conference and People’s Democratic Party PM Modi said, “In six decades, only ₹ 17,000 crores were spent on the region. In two years, we have spent 38,000 crore.”

National Conference and People’s Democratic Party, ruled the erstwhile state in turns in alliance with the Congress or the BJP.

Since 2018, Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s Rule. This was implemented after BJP ended its ruling coalition with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party.

After scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted in the Constitution and divided it into two Union Territories, PM visits the region. There was a tight security.

PM Modi laid foundation for two hydroelectric projects. Projects are about an 850 megawatt facility on the Chenab river in Kishtwar to be built at a cost of around ₹ 5,300 crore.

The other is the 540 megawatt Kwar hydroelectric project, to be built on the same river at a cost of over ₹ 4,500 crore.

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