The Modi government is trying to recover the assets of able and Kashmiri migrants and so far the properties of 610 petitioners have been returned, Union Home Minister Nityananda Rai told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Replying to a question in the question and answer session of the upper house, the minister said that the district magistrate has been nominated as the custodian of the property of the migrants. The state government has also launched a portal to address the grievances of the migrants.
“The Modi government and the home minister are able to return the assets of the migrant Kashmiris. Efforts are being made, ”he said. Immigrants’ assets will be refunded if the allegations are true and correct. So far, the assets of 610 applicants have been returned, he said. Emphasizing that Jammu and Kashmir is on the path of development, the Minister, while replying to a supplementary question, said that the state has received an offer of Rs 51,000 crore for industrial development which will help create employment opportunities for 4.50 lakh people.
The construction of about 13 roads has provided better access in the state. Prior to 2019, the construction speed was 6.54 km per day, which has now increased to 20.68 km per day. The housing of 1,000 people in a village is connected by road. A village with 500 people will also get road connection, he added. The minister further said that 24 hours power supply is being provided due to excess power generation. Even IITs and IIMs have been set up.
Responding to another complement to rising unemployment, the minister said employment and people’s confidence in the state has increased. About 26,303 posts have been identified in the state since 2019. The recruitment process is underway, he said, and an employment portal has been set up, counseling departments and career centers have been set up in the state. Regarding the promised work for migrant Kashmiris, the minister said the state government has provided employment to 841 people in 2020-21 and 1,264 people in 2021-22.
The government is ready to give jobs to migrant Kashmiris who want to return to their home states, he added. Regarding the status of a development package announced for the state in 2015, the minister said Rs 58,466 crore was approved as part of the package.
“The projects are being implemented fast. Many projects have been implemented. Those that have been completed have been inspected and gaps, if any, have been resolved, “he said, adding that” all projects will be implemented soon. “
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