Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs.80,000 crore economics package for the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
As soon as he made the announcement, the large gathering of people who had come to hear him broke into a joyous rapture at the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium, venue of the rally. Announcing the much awaited economic package that will cover relief for 2014 flood victims, farmers, businessmen, tourism, youth employment and infrastructure in the State.
“Not only Delhi’s treasures, but Delhi’s ‘Dil’ [heart] is always for the people of Kashmir,” Modi said. They also said that he wanted to make Kashmir a dream destination for tourists. In the past, when people had some money, they wanted to visit Kashmir. I want to bring back those glorious days. Love for Kashmir draws me here. Kashmir has suffered a lot over the years. I felt the pain of flood victims,” he said.
Stressing on the development of Jammu and Kashmir, he said: “We will spend Rs.34,000 crore on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. It will cut the journey time from 12 hours to three-and-a-half hours.”
“Without Kashmiriyat, India is incomplete. This is the land that gave birth to Sufism, which taught us to bring everyone together,” Modi said, adding that solution of all problems lay in the employment of the youth. “We must also provide employment opportunity for the youths in the valley and Ladakh region.”