Kargil, Aug. 12 ANI | 3 months ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the gathering in Kargil, called for concerted efforts to ensure connectivity of the region to other parts of the country. He also assured the people that steps would be taken to solve the problem of unemployment.

In his address Narendra Modi said, "Be it any state, be it Leh, Ladakh, Kargil or any other border state, the only way to help the people is through development. I have decided to walk on the path of development. Air connectivity, rail connectivity, road or telecom, every sector is important. No corner of India should be left untouched. Every effort should be made for its development."

Talking of issues related to unemployment, he said, "Priority remains to solve unemployment. Pashmina was our identity, but now we are losing it. As we said in the budget, for the upliftment of Pashmina we are going to start P3 project, so that people living here in mountains get new opportunities."

"Around twenty per cent people are displaced here. They are to be placed or given a chance to earn their bread. They will in turn become a part of the movement to change the scenario of Jammu and Kashmir. We are committed to do everything for the same", Modi added.

Elaborating on people who are displaced in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi further said, "More than two lakh are refugees from Pakistan, more than four lakh are Kashmiri Pandits and around eight to ten lakh are those who were disturbed by losing their family members in terrorist attacks. All these are our own brothers; we have to take care of them".

"These twenty per cent were neglected but those days are gone. They are my family members and their development is now our mission", he added.

Modi earlier today inaugurated the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar power transmission line and a NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) project in Leh.

He also inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project in Kargil today.

(Posted on 12-08-2014)

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