Land, jobs and domicile rights of J&K people will be protected: LG Murmu

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Seeking to allay apprehensions around the domicile rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor G C Murmu on Thursday assured protection of land and jobs subject to certain exceptions in the Union Territory.

He also said around 1,000 development projects have been completed in the UT in the last 18 months and an equal number would be completed soon.

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“There have been certain apprehensions around the domicile rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir (after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions in August last year). Keeping in view the interest of the UT, protection of land and jobs for the locals would be ensured subject to certain exceptions,” Murmu said.

Participating in a public outreach programme of the Centre along with Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala at Miran Sahib here, the Lt Governor reiterated the government”s commitment for implementation of the 74th Constitutional Amendment to strengthen the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in J&K.

He also informed that the government is relooking at the reservation policy so that no section of society is left behind.

“In the last 18 months, around 1000 developmental projects have been completed and an equal number would be completed soon. Earlier, only 20 percent amount was spent out of the Prime Ministers” Development Package (PMDP) but in the last one year, the expenditure saw a further increase of 26 percent,” he said.