Govt to provide job opportunities to 70,000 youths

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Srinagar, Jan 28: Jammu and Kashmir coalition government will provide employment opportunities to 70,000 youths of the state during the next six months.

Assuring to tackle completely the unemployment problems in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig said central government would also be approached for assistance in this regard. He said unemployment problem was a big challenge before the government. However, he said, several decisions have been taken to tackle the problem.

Referring to Indo-Pak relations, Mr Baig said better relations between the neighbouring countries would give a fillip to socio-economic development on all fronts in both the countries.

He said most of the population of our country still lack basic amenities like drinking water, shelter and power adding that if the defence budget in India and Pakistan is utilised for the welfare of the people, a new dawn of prosperity will emerge here as well as across the border.

Mr Baig was speaking after he laid the foundation stone of a new office complex at Duderhama Ganderbal coming up at a cost of Rs 21 crore.

The complex would have 280 rooms for 50 district level offices.

An area of 91 kannals has been acquired and an amount of Rs 5 crore has been released for the purpose.

Mr Baig said that tourism will get tremendous boost with the improvement in relations and would help in overall development including trade and commerce between the two countries.

Deputy Chief Minister said that his party (PDP) has always accorded priority to peace, dignity and prosperity and will work henceforth for ensuring honour and dignity of the people.


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