PM Modi to visit Srinagar in May
Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi will visit J& K in May to attend a function at an agricultural university in Srinagar and lay foundation stones of a series of development projects across the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu Kashmir in May to attend a function of an agricultural sciences university in summer capital Srinagar and lay foundation stones of a series of development projects across the State, the official sources here said on Friday.
This will be for the first time that the Prime Minister will attend a function in any Kashmir University.
The announcement comes a day after a report emanating from New Delhi had said that only 22 per cent of the Prime Minister’s ` 80,000- crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by him during a visit of Srinagar has been released to the state government, so far. The report said that parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, in a report tabled in the Rajya Sabha recently, said the progress on implementing the Prime Minister’s development package had been slow and a “poor outcome” had been achieved in the past 12 months.
The sources said that apart from attending the function of Sher- iKashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, the Prime Minister will during his visit also lay foundation of series of developmental projects including a tunnel to be built through treacherous Zoji( la) pass which will not only shorten the distance but also make the travel between Srinagar and Kargil possible throughout the year.