While terming his first regime as an era of fulfilment of needs and the period beyond 2019 as fulfilment of aspirations and dreams of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, rolled out a road map of NDA government for the betterment of farmers and common man. Mr. Modi said, by 75th year of independence, farmers’ income should double, every poor should get a pucca house, every family should get electricity connection and every village should have optical fibre network and broadband connectivity.
He said, there is a need to lay stress on blue economy and farmers should become exporters and every district of the country should be an export hub. He said, value added goods from every district should reach global markets. Talking about spoiling health of soil by use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers.
Mr. Modi said, 1.5 lakh wellness centers will be created at villages in the coming days. He added that one medical college in the midst of three Lok Sabha constituencies, housing for two crore poor people, drinking water supply in 15 crore rural households and 1.25 lakh kilometer roads in rural areas are some of the targets to be achieved by the government.
While asserting that ease of living is the necessity of independent India, the Prime Minister said, there is a need to build an eco-system in which there should be less government interference in daily life.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has said that 12 out of 22 districts are functioning normally with some limited restrictions in five districts of the state. He said, the restrictions put in place has ensured that there is no loss of life since the August 5, when the special status to J&K was abrogated and the state was bifurcated into two Union Territories.
Briefing media in Srinagar today, Mr. Subrahmanyam said, schools and other educational institutions will be opened in Kashmir Valley area by area from Monday next and public transport will be made operational gradually. He said the government offices are functional from today and telecom connectivity will be gradually restored in a phased manner.
The Chief Secretary said there are credible inputs that terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizbul Mujahideen are planning attacks in the state. He said that cross-border terrorism required government to put in place certain preventing steps. He said the government’s focus is on the earliest return to normalcy while ensuring that terrorist forces are given no opportunity to wreak havoc as in the past.
The Chief secretary said that it is the priority of the Government to ensure that no civilian casualty takes place. He said that a few preventive detentions of individuals were also made in accordance with provisions of law to maintain law & order. Chief Secretary said preventive detentions are being reviewed & appropriate decisions will be made based on law and order situation.