Govt of newly-formed UT J&K creating land bank to invite investors: Doda district collector

Doda District Collector Sagar Doiphode at a press meet during his visit to Pune, on Monday. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

THE GOVERNMENT of the newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was creating a land bank to invite investors into the state, said Dr Sagar Doiphode, the serving district collector in Doda (Jammu and Kashmir), during a visit to Pune.

He added that a number of investors from education, agriculture and service sectors were interested and willing to invest in the UT and the local administration was working towards creating requisite infrastructure to enable them to come into the UT and invest.

The press interaction was organised by the Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ) at Patrakar Sangh on Monday.

Talking about Doda, he said several prospective investors had sent their inquiries and the administration was working on them. “To avoid the loss of life and to maintain law and order, some restrictions were put in Doda. However, we had ensured that it does not affect normal life. The situation is peaceful and we are making all efforts to ensure that youngsters get employment,” Doiphode said.

The interaction was presided over by Prasad Kulkarni, president, PUWJ.