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Industrial package for Jammu and Kashmir

Sarah Lacy//

Describing Jammu and Kashmir as a “gem” of the nation, Union minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the Centre would come out with a industrial bundle for the Union Territory shortly and expressed hope that it would bring in considerable amounts of investment into the valley.

The Minister for Railways and Commerce also declared that Kashmir will be connected with the rest of the country by railway by December next year.

He claimed that development function has gathered speed in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly after June 18, 2018 if the erstwhile country arrived under Governor’s rule.

“I’m quite pleased in the progress (of evolution ) I have observed on the floor and I am certain that in the months and weeks to come this procedure will continue . We’ll shortly come out with a industrial bundle and we expect to see considerable quantities of investment coming into Kashmir,” he told reporters in the Jammu airport before returning to Delhi.

Goyal was in Jammu as a part of week-long public outreach programme pioneered by the Centre to apprise individuals of the prospective advantages of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status following nullification of Article 370 of this Constitution.

He had been a part of this next batch of seven Union ministers who attained Jammu and dealt with a series of public meetings and inaugurated various jobs in various districts.

“That which we’ve heard since our youth it is heaven on earth. It was heaven on earth and it’ll remain so too. It’s a gem of the nation and truly a heaven in the world and I’m proud of Jammu and Kashmir,” Goyal said.

Article 370 was nullified in August 5, 2019 along with the nation had been bifurcated to Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

About the author: Sarah Lacy is a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber’s finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

Source: This News Story was first published by Market Research Correspondent.

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