Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Jammu, Nov 16 (Only Kashmir): The task Force for Jammu constituted by the Prime Minister under the Eight Point Package for Jammu and Kashmir, today called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here.
The Task Force is headed by the Member Planning Commission, Dr. Abhijit Sen and comprising of Union Joint Secretary Plan Finance, Joint Secretary Kashmir Ministry of Home Affairs, S. Sikandan, Vice Chancellor Jamia Milia University, Delhi, Dr. Najeeb Jung, Professor of Economics, Center for the Regional Development School of Social Sciences JNU, Dr. Amresh Dubey and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr. Pawan Kotwal.

The Task Force discussed their assignment and plan of action to proceed on the task speedily with the Chief Minister. It also discussed issues pertaining to the short term and long term nature of development issues of Jammu division.
The Task Force said that after having preliminary discussions with the State Administration at various levels, it is scheduled to interact with the people on wider spectrum.
The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the Task Force would ascertain the long term and short term requirements for infrastructure development and all round progress in Jammu division. He also hoped that the recommendations made by the Task Force in this regard would help in a big way to give necessary impetus to the development in the division.
Omar Abdullah said that there were various sectors requiring focused attention and generation of employment for youth was one of the most important ones. He said measures to address unemployment crisis requires two pronged attention – one as short term measure and the other as long term strategy.
The Chief Minister also identified road communication, LT and HT distribution system, health, education, agriculture, drainage, water supply, kandi area development, construction of flyovers, etc other important sectors requiring attention in the division.


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