Kashmir Valley has been a point of discussion in the country and internationally. Since the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A, Kashmir valley has gone so many changes. The debate over terrorism never dies down. The political prisoners are another discussion. However, among all these what are we missing? We are missing the development work that is going on in Kashmir valley.
The UT government has taken all the necessary steps to ensure that all the development projects in Kashmir are prioritized. The incomplete bridges are being completed now. The roads are being built in the remotest of areas in Kashmir.
The government has pumped a huge amount of money in health and education infrastructure. There are two proposed AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences ) that are being constructed in Kashmir Valley. Apart from these, seven other Medical colleges are also being built. The government has built many Jan Asudhi Kendras or Public Medical Stores in Kashmir for cheaper life saving drugs. There are at least 12 such stores in Srinagar alone.
Numerous numbers of schools are also being constructed. In the far-flung area, at least 100 schools are to be built. Among those, 50 schools have already been rolled out in the current academic session. The government is also focusing on girls’ education. The attention has been provided on the SAMAGRA Siksha Abhiyan policy. Kashmir Valley will soon witness operational Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), the work is under progress.
As per as the electrification is concerned, the remotest area of the Kashmir Valley is now getting connected to electricity. The villages remained under dark for 70 years, but the modernization is now reaching them.
The roads are being constructed at a rapid speed to resolved the connectivity issue. The bridges are also being built.
The government has already GI tagged the Kashmir Keshar or Saffron. This has been the demands of the saffron farmers since ages but now it has been GI tagged to facilitate the business. The government is also looking into the prospect of facilitating the Kashmir saffron in the domestic market for better business opportunities. A similar effort is also being undertaken for the Kashmiri Apples. In fact, there is a plan of building cooperative for the Apple farmers, just like Milk Cooperative in Gujarat.
The government is also facilitating in building oil plants for the flower farmers. The export of flowers from the valley has impacted this year due to the COVID19 pandemic. In order to compensate and provide alternative opportunities, oil plants are being constructed in the Kashmir valley.
It is more than a year now since the Article 370 was revoked in Kashmir. We only expect peace, prosperity, and development for Kashmiris now.