Development in J&K not possible without peace: LG Sinha

Srinagar, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that an environment of peace and order is very important for development for which people will also have to take responsibility.

While Inaugurating a two-day multi-stakeholder convention on holistic agriculture in Srinagar, he said that development can only take place when there is peace.

“This has to be kept in mind. There is no place in the world which has progressed when there was no peace,” Sinha said.

He said that there highest tourist rush has been recorded in Kashmir this year and in last two years things have changed a lot here and people are fully aware about it.

“In 2020 only 32 flights were operated at Srinagar airport in contrast, there are 120 flights operating at Srinagar airport today,” he said.

He added that tail connectivity from Kashmir to Kanyakumari will be operational next year, while some people don’t like these things especially the neighboring country.

“Another challenge before us is to increase income of farmers through growth in Dairy, Fisheries and Livestock. We need a sustained effort for investment in dairy sector to enhance processing of milk from 1.5 lakh litre to 5 lakh litre in the next three years,” LG said.

He added that they are also focusing on higher investment in agro-based industries. “High-value crops, greater value addition will provide a boost to this industry. Our prime objective is to double the Agri & allied sector’s contribution to GSDP,” he said.

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