Jammu, June 07: National Conference (NC) Tuesday said that the development deficit and administrative inertia of past five years has compounded the predicaments of people in the Chenab region.
According to a party statement this was said by NC zone president, Chenab region, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, while chairing a meeting of Chenab valley zone functionaries at Patnitop, Ramban. Provincial President Rattan Lal Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.
The party functionaries highlighted the dilapidated conditions of roads in the region.
“The region lacks in education, health, road infrastructure. Nothing substantial is been done to give impetus to the development prospects of the region,"he said.
Most of our educated and skilled youth used to eye for jobs in the local government projects but the post abrogation scenario which marked the flight of local jobs to outsiders chocked what little employment opportunities our youth had, he added.
"Today the number of job scavenging youth in Chenab region have increased exponentially. Doors of employment opportunities for youth are being closed systematically byoutsourcing engineers, and labourers in local hydro, and road projects. The chapter most abrogation has seen a marked decline in household incomes of our people in Kishtwar, and Doda districts,"he said.
Demanding the restoration of statehood and restoration of abridged constitutional and democratic rights of the people of J&K, Gupta said, "It was said that the decisions of August 5, 2019 will unfurl a new dawn of development in J&K; contrarily the region has been pushed into a deep chasm of uncertainty, development deficit and administrative inertia."
"BJP has long been showcasing itself as a benefactor of the people of Jammu but when it comes to raising voice for protecting the exclusive rights of Jammuites on their jobs, mineral resources, local trade and business, the so called benefactors Protection of Jobs and lands in J&K on the pattern of Ladakh UT, the so called benefactors remain tongue-tied," Gupta added.
Connectivity has long remained a pressing issues in the region but the successive government's since 2015,Gupta said have failed to upgrade and augment local road infrastructure. "Connectivity of railways from Udhampur to Kishtwar and Jammu to Bhaderwah has also been put into cold storage. Providing civic facilities to people seems,is not in the to-do-list of the government.