x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Clogged drains put question mark on development claims, says Munish | Karnataka fails to score big as J&K trails by 118 runs on day 3 stumps | Sanjeevni Sharda Kendra organizes ‘Samoohik Shivratri Samaroh’ | Heritage School Organises Workshop on Global Citizenship Education | RMPS organises Inter-school badminton competition | Punjab faculty delivers extension lecture | Daughter of soil conferred with ‘ Zohra Sehgal National Award-2020’ | Farewell party for outgoing students organized | Valedictory programme on employability skill enhancement concludes | Intra- Zone Cricket Men tournament organized | DLSA Samba organises cricket coaching camp/tournament | JKNPP protests transportation of bovines to Manipur from Jammu Military farms | J&K Bank FC thrashes PDC by 6 goals to 1, clinches football championship | IECS Polytechnic celebrates “Matribasha Diwas” | DLSA Samba organises cricket coaching camp/tournament | JU organize national integration camp | J-K Institute, Canadian firm sign pact on cannabis research | YCET conducts online test under spoken tutorial project of IIT Bombay | Youth Congress stages protest over hike in LPG price | BMPS organizes annual day | Himalayan college organises sports week | 460 doctors , Nursing candidates selected for Certificate Programme for AB-HWC | National Tribal Youth exchange programme underway | NC in doldrums, father-son party left with no decision makers | 30 years on, a woman's struggle continues against Edu Deptt to get her job back | Amid talks of banning private practice by govt doctors, need is to regulate private clinics as well | Kashmir abuzz with sporting events as Jammu left idle by Govt! | Bukhari group, businessmen hold 'secret' meeting at Gulmarg | Ram Madhav meeting with Altaf Bukhari fuels rumours | Two LeT militants killed in encounter at Sangam-Bijbehara in Anantnag | In a bid to make JK incorruptible, LG’s Office seeks services of 150 IAS officers from Delhi | India issues travel advisory on Singapore | JKTJAC demands resolution of teaching fraternity' issues | Khidmat Centre professional welcomes announcement by PMO | China casts evil eye on the Union Territory of Ladakh | No country for women | Active militant of HM arrested in Pattan Baramulla, associate of LeT in Sopore | Languishing projects in Rajouri get breakthrough | 11 thieves arrested: 12 motor vehicles, 160 gm gold, mobile phone recovered | Cyber Police Station takes cognizance of threat to senior Police Officer received on Social Media; FIR Registered | Court sent six OGWs to 15 days judicial remand | Seven dead as passenger vehicle falls into gorge | Court rejects plea of JK Bank for releasing of documents | DC seeks short-term, long-term proposals for beautification of Jammu | Domicile law for J&K coming very soon: Dr Jitendra | SRO-202 employees’ delegation call on BJP state president | Div Com for strict implementation of anti-encroachment drive | PHE workers stage protest, strike enters 16th day | CB arrests fraudster for duping crores of rupees | Schools in Kashmir to re-open on February 24 | Placed on ground, PDD transformer poses threat | Tractor owners stage protest against Govt | DC holds extensive appraisal of land encroachments in Shalteng tehsil | Narcotic smuggler held with heroin | ADC inspects district hospital | Revenue Camp held at Kishtwar; 10 mutations attested on spot | Driver killed as truck falls into gorge in Ramban | 8 tippers seized for illegal mining | Jammu Paryatan to start bus service for Purmandal, Utter Behni Temples | DDC inspects works executed under B2V programme | Power shut down | Back Issues  
 
news details
Centre's outreach plan brings hope to Jammu & Kashmir's common man for new era
1/21/2020 12:52:12 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 20: As the Centre's public outreach programme continues in Jammu and Kashmir, the common people hope that the visit of union ministers will usher a new era of development in the erstwhile state.
A group of union ministers is on an outreach effort to J&K -- which comes over five months after the erstwhile state's special status under Article 370 was withdrawn and it was placed under a security lockdown. Thirty-six union ministers are scheduled to visit the union territory (UT) in batches.
"If the visit by the ministers is for betterment and development of J&K, we welcome it. But if it is a political gimmick, then it will meet the same fate as the previous such visits," Javeed Kakroo, a retired government officer, told .
He said people in Kashmir were facing the worst crisis in decades due to the lack of an elected government. "People have access to politicians, but for the last one and a half years, there is Central rule in J&K. People have access to the bureaucrats who are running the show now. I hope union ministers visit remote areas of Kashmir to get the feedback of commoners and then take appropriate measures to redress their problems," Kakroo added.
Bhat hoped that the visit of the union ministers will be a beginning and not the end. "If the BJP government is serious in the development of J&K, it should not play any politics. The visiting ministers should refrain from overt political messaging and focus on connecting with the people to make up for lost time," he added.
Aatif Ahmad, a college student said that lakhs of educated youth were hankering for jobs and thousands have lost their livelihood in recent months due to security clampdown. "It is high time that the Centre announces an economic package to get Kashmir out of the prevailing crisis," he said. Reportedly, the Prime Minister has asked the ministers to stay in the villages they visit at night rather than return to Jammu or Srinagar. "It is a good gesture as then only they (ministers) will come to know about the real problems faced by the poor people. They should connect with the people and try to win their hearts and minds," Ahmad added.
However, the opposition parties have questioned the union ministers' visit to J&K. Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla termed BJP ministers reach-out programme "a political gimmick to befool the masses."
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU