The Central government will spend rupees 60,000 crore in Jammu & Kashmir in the next two-three years.
The Union Minister, Rajeev Chandrashekhar for the skill development, entrepreneurship and information technology was addressing ITI and polytechnic students in a convention and seminar organised at the ITI Complex Wadipora in Budgam district of central Kashmir.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, "The government of India has formulated a plan to spend Rs 60,000 crore in the UT of J-K alone."
Chandrashekhar said that the Union Territory will see a new phase of development and prosperity with the investment.
He was in the district as part of the central government's special outreach programme for Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
The minister said the investment will be utilised to create employment that will generate avenues, will encourage youth to establish micro income generating units and will stimulates the local economy.
Chandrashekhar said 8 lakh new jobs were created from April 1, 2020, till April 30, 2021 in the IT and manufacturing sectors.
The Union minister appealed to the youngsters to be committed, positive and remain passionqte to realise and fulfil every dream.
He said that the political leaders visiting the J&K have an aim to check the situation related to developmental and other aspects on ground.
The minister said that it is the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative, and first revolution of its kind mission particularly for J&K.
Chandrashekhar appreciated the work done in skill development and said however, it is enormous but still needs more encouragment and push.
The union minister added that Budgam has potential and talent and this has been showcased via magnificent skills.
Later, Rajeev Chandrashekhar presided over a meeting of officers convened at the Conference Hall in Budgam.
Budgam's deputy commissioner of Police had informed the union minister about developmental and welfare scenario of the district.
Chandrashekhar had appreciated the district administration for achieving its goals, despite facing inconveniences due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Several representatives from across the district including political leaders, PRI's, school students, common citizens informed the minister about their issues, difficulties and grievances.