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Declare Pir Panjal region as a backward special category region to reduce regional imbalance: Javed Rana
9/12/2023 10:37:24 PM
Early Times Report

MENDHAR, Sept 12: Javed Ahmed Rana President JKNC Pirpanjal region and former MLA Mendhar tears on present dispensation over regional imbalance and income irregularities in the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir and urged the government to take necessary step to reduce it by taking immediate necessary measures.
Addressing a press conference here today, the former Legislator urged that the government should work to improve the per capita state income figures to reduce the regional imbalance and disparity by making land reform and redistribution of surplus and unused land by giving ownership right to the landless and under privileged classes to improve their level hard.
Javed Rana said that Finance Commission of India must give due weight age to backwardness of a Pir Panjal region as an important livelihood for resource transfer from the Centre to the backward and special category region of Pirpanjal and that may be in the shape of special central assistant for this backward region, in the state plan, Non Plan and allocation of fund for centrally sponsored schemes allocation of broth short term and long term credit from financial institution etc.
Javed Rana also emphasized an special area development programme in order to develop its hilly areas tribal area, border area drought prone areas specific plan scheme must be prepared with full development be formulated for the improvement of specific group such as marginal farmers and agricultural labourers for the inhabitants of backward region.
Rana said the government must ensure social security measures for the workers to be considered as an important step towards reduction of income inequalities. Some social security provisions for the workers engaged in the organized second workmen’s compensation for providing compensation in case of any injury to industrial workers, maternity benefit for women workers and employees.
Rana said that with the growing menace of unemployment problem in the Pirpanjal region, the Government of India must introduced some special employment programmes since the Fourth Plan onwards in order to provide some relief and scope for gainful employment to unemployed.
These programmes include Crash Scheme for Rural Unemployment, the Drought Prone Areas Programme, Food for Work Programme, self-employment schemes for engineers, employment schemes for educated unemployment etc.
The former Legislator urged the government to grant Backward Region with special status to Pir Panjal area with an objective of socio economic development of the region.
He also demanded establihsmet of industrial estate as huge chunk of land available for the establihsment of same in the Pir Panjal range.
He also sought skill development course for the youth and special recruitment drive for youth of pir panjal range.
He also stressed upon improvement of irregular power supply.
He also raised serious concenr over poor road netwrok in the Pir Panjal range.
He demanded probe in the raods constructed under the PMGSY and NABARD in the entire Pir Panjal range.
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