Jammu and Kashmir, India: Export frontiers are being developed well in Jammu and Kashmir since the Article 370 which gave the special status to the then state has removed.
These developments were discussed in a webinar that saw the presence of prominent Saudi based Indians and was organised by an eminent Kashmiri academician Pradeep Kumar while marking two years of developments
The J-K government and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) have also joined hands to boost the agriculture sector increasing high-density plantations of apple, walnut, cherry, pear, flowers, etc.
NAFED will invest a sum of Rs 1700 crore from 2021 to 2025 that is expected to boost the incomes of J-K farmers. NAFED will also establish a 20-Farmer-Producer Organization in addition to three cold storage clusters.
Meanwhile, the highest budget of Rs 1.086 trillion has been allocated for J-K, the webinar also highlighted a number of socio-economic measures undertaken in the UT.
The webinar also highlighted the fact that the number of terror incidents in JK has reduced, and the government is using every opportunity to turn the youth away from terror activities, Saudi Gazette said.
In an earlier article, Saudi Gazatte said that It’s been two years since article 370 was abrogated from Jammu and Kashmir, and the Union Territory has been marching on the path of development as a result of the newly laid government schemes.
While, the tech-savvy young women entrepreneurs from J-K are also swiftly making their way out of challenges including, political, social, economic, gender-related, lack of awareness, to seize the business opportunities.
All these women possess skills to target prospective customers which is helping them grow their businesses faster than ever before.
Earlier, article 370 and 35A deprived people of the benefits from the Indian government and several progressive schemes, for example, the reservation laws important for uplifting the weaker section of the society were not applicable in J-K.
While remaining in power for nearly 70 years, Kashmir-based politicians misled the common people with slogans like self-rule, autonomy, etc, but forgot to address people-centric issues despite the magnanimous central government’s monetary grants meant for the development of J&K.