No force can stop India from making J&K a “heaven on earth” again – Rajnath Singh

On the second day of his visit to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today stated that no force can stop the country from turning J&K into a “heaven on earth” once again.

During his visit to Jammu and Kashmir Police Lines and CRPF camp in Anantnag district, Rajnath Singh paid tributes to Constable Imtiyaz Ahmed, who was killed in a terrorist attack yesterday, and Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Rasheed who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Anantnag last month.

Acknowledging the extremely challenging circumstances the security forces are working, Mr Singh said the Government is making all out efforts for the security and welfare of the Police and Paramilitary personnel.

He informed that a trauma centre has been sanctioned and bullet proof vehicles will be provided at all police stations in the State. The Centre has also released adequate funds for procurement of bullet proof vehicles vests and latest equipments for Police Stations, he added.

Earlier yesterday, the union home minster reviewed the progress of implementation of the Prime Minister Development Package. In a tweet, Mr Singh said that he has asked the authorities to expedite the implementation of the PMDP, which will create jobs for the people of J&K in a time bound manner.

The PMDP, a Rs.80,068 crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on in November 2015, covers 63 projects pertaining to 15 Ministries of the Government of India. The Centre has already sanctioned Rs.63,000 crores for various projects, which amounts to 78% of the total cost of the PMDP package. An amount of nearly Rs.22,000 crore has been released.

Rajnath Singh is on a four-day visit to J&K and this is his fifth visit to the State within the space of a year.

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