Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is committed to bring all round development to the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh and abrogation of Article 370 was the right step in this direction, reports PTI.The Home Minister said new hydro electric and solar power projects planned for Ladakh at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore will produce 7,500 MW power and will be completed in the next four years.
Shah made the comments as he launched, through video conference, a special winter-grade diesel for the high altitude region which faces sub-zero temperatures during the winter months.
The Home Minister said that when the abrogation of Article 370 was announced, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said it was a right step to accelerate development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Article 370 gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 5, the Home Minister had announced the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, which came into existence on October 31.