All open positions in government agencies must be filled within six months: LG Manoj Sinha
All open positions in government agencies must be filled within six months: LG Manoj Sinha

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said Thursday in Ganderbal that the G20 summit in Srinagar has given the people of Jammu & Kashmir renewed hope and optimism.

After welcoming 57 delegates from 27 countries to Srinagar for three days, the LG inaugurated key infrastructure projects in Ganderbal while congratulating the people on the success of the G20 event, according to a statement issued here by an official spokesman.


His words, “The way every section of society enthusiastically participated in the G20 event is a sign of the rise of new and emerging J&K,” encapsulate the spirit of the event.

According to Sinha, the world saw the astounding socioeconomic improvement of J&K during the G20 Tourism Working Group conference.

“Faster and inclusive growth and our sustained effort to boost the tourism sector are attracting the attention of the entire world,” he added.

According to the LG, the G20 meeting was a reason for celebration in J&K, and the state’s residents had a hand in the event’s success by responding enthusiastically and actively.

According to him, the G20 summit marked the start of a whole new era and provided hope for many future developments towards global harmony.

Sinha added that the event’s celebratory atmosphere was evidence of how much Jammu and Kashmir had changed.

He noted that the tourism and film industries in J&K were booming, with a record 1.88 crore visitors visiting the state in 2017.

“Last year, over 9 lakh visitors visited Ganderbal, which is double the figure from 2021. The LG further said that filmmakers from all over the globe have made Sonamarg one of their go-to locations for filming.

He spoke about the government’s dedication to the people of Ganderbal, saying that the projects committed to them were evidence of the government’s resolve to speed up the development of the district and the widespread implementation of government assistance initiatives.

Adding that “upgrading of rural roads, construction of link roads, and bridges will bring economic prosperity and social empowerment in the lives of over 4 lakh residents,” Sinha emphasised the positive social and economic effects of these projects.

He recalled the late Sheikh Abdul Jabbar, a renowned political figure, and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to inclusive development in J&K.

The LG thanked the residents of Ganderbal for their participation in the Mata Kheer Bhawani Mela and the Amarnath Yatra.

He also provided the recipients of financial aid and letters of approval under different programmes.

The LG has opened the 110-meter-long Wayil Bridge, as well as other bridges and roads in Tangchatr, Kangan, Gutlibagh, Tulmulla, Waheedpora, Peerpora Shallabugh, lower Wayil, Lar town, Ghaniabad, Watlar Guzhama, Waskura, and the area connecting the Srinagar-Leh National Highway to the Bonizal road.

The Water Supply Schemes (WSS) Baba Haniefudin and Gutlibagh were also opened to the public.

Ganderbal Nuzhat Ishfaq, chairwoman of the DDC, expressed gratitude to the LG-led J&K government for their efforts on behalf of the people.

Several major infrastructure projects in Ganderbal were recently opened, and Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta sent his congratulations to the city’s residents.

Former lawmaker Ishfaq Jabbar and Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri and Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal Shyambir were also in attendance, as was Principal Secretary of Public Works (R&B) Shailendra Kumar.



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