No land being provided to any non-local under PMAY scheme: LG

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday asserted that no land was being provided to any non-local under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme.

Sinha said that some people were misleading the people by claiming that land is being given to outsiders.

Addressing a function in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, the LG said some people unfortunately were misleading people by claiming that land is being given to outsiders.

“No outsider is being given land in J&K,” he said.

The Jammu Kashmir government recently approved a proposal for allotment of 5 marla land each to landless families for construction of houses under the PMAY. Atleast two former chief minister of erstwhile state raised their concerns over the policy and categorisation of the landless people.

Hitting out at those who have been criticizing the J&K government decision to provide land to landless, the LG asked them to stop misleading people.

“ They are the people who grabbed state land and constructed huge houses not with their own money. I don’t want to go into where they got money to construct huge palaces,” the LG said.

“Cronyism, unethical nexus which had thrived in J&K for 70 years are being dismantled systematically. It has triggered panic among certain influential people and many having vested interests are trying to disrupt J&K growth but stringent action against corrupts will continue,” the Lt Governor said.

Society should stand united with the government against those who have misguided our youth for decades, he said.

Reiterating the commitment of the J&K administration to work for socio-economic empowerment of all, the Lt Governor said, the marginalized section of society have first right on government’s resources.

“Vision of Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas has brought transformation in the lives of underprivileged. We are working on holistic and scalable strategy to harness tremendous creative power of a large population”, the Lt Governor said.

Earlier Lieutenant Governor Sinha today inaugurated the 100-seater Multipurpose Cinema Halls in Baramulla and Handwara, which the government claim is yet another historic first after abrogation of Article 370.

The Cinema has returned to Baramulla after more than three decades. Last year, the Lt Governor had revived the Cinema Culture by inaugurating Cinema Halls in Shopian and Pulwama. Another Private Multiplex had also come up in Srinagar in 2022.

The Lt Governor has pledged to set up a Cinema Hall in every district to provide the big-screen experience to the people.

The Lt Governor congratulated the people of Baramulla and Handwara on the momentous occasion. He said the movie theatres are a reflection of the growing aspiration of J&K.

The new Multipurpose Cinema Halls under Public-Private Partnership are aimed at providing recreational facilities to the people, reviving vibrant cinema culture, space for the young generation to rejuvenate, discuss, deliberate through seminars. The facilities at both the locations will also house a cafe, VR, conference and seminar facilities for youth.

At Baramulla, the Lt Governor inaugurated various development projects for the district.

He commended the efforts of the District Administration, members of PRIs and civil society for taking Baramulla ahead on the path of peace and development.

“Baramulla is now moving towards becoming Inspirational District from Aspirational District. The district has made impressive strides to socio-economic development in the last few years”, the Lt Governor said.

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