Ministers to Travel to J&K to Disseminate 'Information About the Importance of Govt Policies'

Between January 18 and January 24, ministers will spread information about the projects being implemented in the union territory, Indian Express reported.

New Delhi: Members of the Union Council of Ministers will visit several districts of Jammu and Kashmir later in the week to spread awareness about government policies “particularly in the last five months after the abrogation of Article 370″, according to a report in the Indian Express.

The ministers have been requested to spread information about the schemes and projects being implemented by their ministries in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a letter sent to the Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, minister of state for Home Affairs G. Krishan Reddy said:

“Hon’ble Minister Shri Amit Shah ji has desired that all members of the Union Council of Minister pay a visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with the objective of disseminating information about the importance of the Government policies with regard to the overall development of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and its people along with the steps taken by the government of India in this direction particularly in the last 5 months after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into Union Territories.”

According to the Indian Express report, ministers will visit different districts in both the divisions of the UT between January 18 and January 24 and will cover multiple districts over the period of a week.

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While Krishan Reddy will himself visit the Ganderbal town on January 22 and Manigam on January 23, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will visit Sopore in the district of Baramulla on January 24. Smriti Irani, the Union minister for women and child development, will to visit Kabra and Panthal areas of the Reasi district on January 19 and General V.K. Singh (retd) will visit Tikri in Udhampur on January 20.

Kiren Rijiju will visit Suchetgarh in Jammu on January 21 while minister R.K. Singh will travel to Khellani in the district of Doda and Shripad Nayak is scheduled to hold a meeting at SKICC in Srinagar.

In addition, Anurag Thakur, Giriraj Singh, Prahlad Joshi, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Renuka Singh, Jitendra Singh and Piyush Goyal will also visit different districts in Jammu and Kashmir during this period.

According to the letter sent by Krishan Reddy, the ministers have received “background material” regarding the developmental activities “through email”.