No land to CRPF: Governor

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Srinagar, Oct 19 (UNI) Reiterating his administration's resolve to safeguard the interests of the State in every possible manner, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra said the reports about handing over of power projects and transfer of land to CRPF were unfounded.

The controversies sought to be raised by the totally unfounded reports regarding the alleged handing over of power projects and the alleged transfer of land at Pampore to CRPF, he said.

He regretted that the mischievous twisting of facts by some vested interests was being done to mislead the public and promote mistrust of the administration.

He explained that there was no proposal to allow use of agricultural land for any non-productive purpose.

As regards the future establishment of power projects the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed with the National Hydel Projects Corporations was in furtherance of a State Cabinet decision taken in April this year.

The Governor appealed to the members of the Advisory Council to discourage rumours and unfounded reports, which caused avoidable unrest.

Mr Vohra reiterated that the Government would take all necessary measures to mitigate the problems faced by the people.

However, he sought support of the civil society in enhancing the level of regional cooperation for heralding harmony and tranquility in the State.

Chairing the second State Advisory Council meeting, which met for five hours here this afternoon, the Governor referred to the developmental scenario and implementation of various welfare schemes in the State and said the staff deficiency in various key sectors was cause for serious concern.

He stressed the need for equipping hospitals with necessary wherewithal and educational institutions with adequate staff support, as the efficient functioning of health and education institutions was of paramount importance.

Referring to the winter stocking in remote areas which remain landlocked for better part of the year, Mr Vohra said complete stocking would be achieved before the month end.

The State Advisory Council unanimously agreed and urged the people of the three regions of the State to enhance the level of people-to-people contacts to restore faith and trust.

The Council stressed that the need for conciliation and collaboration had never been more pronounced; considering that the people of the State had had a glorious history of harmony, assimilation and mutual understanding.

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