Crescent Kashmir

Sapphire mines

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Lt Governor recently visited Kishtwar district and reviewed the progress of many schemes and developmental projects.

He expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Government of India for extending the support for survey, gemological studies of Sapphire mines.

In the next one year, we will be in a position to auction the Sapphire mines in a scientific way that will give a boost to the local economy and it will also become one of the major contributors of growth of Jammu Kashmir.

Addressing the issues put forth by PRIs and the locals, he assured time-bound and appropriate action on all public demands projected during the interaction. He also directed the Principal Secretaries Higher Education and Public Works (R&B) to take concrete measures, in consultation with all stakeholders, to address the concerning issue of their respective departments at the earliest.

He sought active participation of PRIs and the people in implementation of all the initiatives of the UT Administration to push forward the development of Kishtwar.

He called upon the youth of the district to avail the benefits and incentives under homestay schemes of the government.

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