Group of Union ministers to visit J&K as part of outreach programme

Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) As part of central government's special public outreach programme, a delegation of Union ministers will visit the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.

As part of their visit to different districts, the group will interact with locals and educate them about various themes including rapid development that has taken place after President's Rule was imposed in June 2018 and the re-organisation in the wake of abrogation of article 370 on August 5, an official spokesperson said.

The development included 100 per cent coverage of 55 beneficiary oriented schemes to all residents of J&K, implementation of PMDP, flagship schemes and iconic projects, good governance and rule of law with equality of opportunity for all, industrial growth with employment and economic growth in all sectors with focus on incomes, he said.

The group will aim to disseminate information about the importance of the Centre's policies for the overall development of the Union Territory and its people along with the steps taken by the government particularly in the past five months after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions and bifurcation of erstwhile state. PTI AB RHL RHL