New Delhi: Keeping in mind the need of the hour, the centre on Thursday released Rs 19,000 crore from the ‘development package’ of Rs 80,000 crore, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Jammu and Kashmir, the state witnessing unrest lately.
“To make this announcement, Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level inter-ministerial meeting in the national capital,” said the ministry officials. “During the meeting, the Home Minister reviewed the progress in implementation of the mega package announced for J&K,” they added.
It may be mentioned that 25 per cent, i.e. around 19,000 crore, of the total package has been released so far by the Modi-led Central Government. Apart from the Home Ministry officials, the meeting was attended by the representatives of various central ministries as well as the state (J&K) government.
Successful implementation of the package announced by the Premier is primarily aimed at assuaging the feeling of isolation in the state, which has been facing overmuch violence after the killing of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Wani by the security forces in July last year.