The union minister of state for Home affairs Jaikishan Reddy spoke about the economic impact in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of article 370. He said the full economic potential of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh regions could not be realized for the last 70 years as the people of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered from terrorist violence and separatism supported across the border for the past many decades. On account of article 35A and certain other constitutions ambiguities, the people of these regions were denied full rights and schemes in the constitution of India, and other benefits of various centralities always being enjoyed by other citizens of the country. As reported by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, these are the economic impacts in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of article 370. The agriculture operation is going smoothly in the valley during the financial year 2019 and 2020, up to January 2020, 18.34 Lakh empties of fresh fruit like Apple have been dispatched. In the horticulture sector under the market intervention scheme launched by the government of India in September 2019 for the 15769.38 empties of people valued at rupees, 70.45 crores have been proved up to 28 January 2020, directly from the growers in Kashmir valley through the national agricultural marketing federation of India. This scheme has been extended up to 31st March 2020. This agriculture sector recorded production of 813 empties of silk cocoons in the year 2019. During the first three-quarters of an inchallue 2019 and 2020 handicrafts worth up to 688.26 crores were exported. Various tourism promotional campaigns have also been launched in Jammu and Kashmir. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has informed that as per the periodic labor force survey last conducted for 2017 and 18 by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation of the government of India. The Volcker population ratio per person in the age group 15 years and above for Jammu and Kashmir is 51%. He says the government of India is fully committed to the overall development of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh. Under the prime minister’s development package of 2050 of rupees 80,068 crores. Major development projects in road, power, heath, tourism, agriculture, horticulture, skill development, sectors, etc are already in various stages of implementation. Many flagship schemes including the individual beneficiary-centric schemes are being proactively implemented by the government of India towards the development of the Jammu and Kashmir region.

The abrogation of Article 370 and 15A, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for the special status wasn’t an easy task but it happened anyhow for some good reasons. According to last year’s report, 54% of the funds of the Prime Minister’s J&K package have been used and the report also tells us that 3 of 17 Development projects have been completed. This includes the Rambagh Flyover and Jhelum Flood project completed. This is of course a massive developmental push that has taken place in Jammu and Kashmir after the Abrogation of Article 370. As the government is gearing towards that three of 17 developmental projects have already been completed in just one year. The union government has pumped in a lot of money through the union.

We have access to the blueprint for the future of Jammu and Kashmir almost two years after the abrogation of article 370. The center is all set to give Jammu and Kashmir full statehood. The union government is clear that Jammu and Kashmir will not have special status.

In the power sector: 5282 crore investment for 850 MW Ratle project. It is a huge project to boost the power capacity of Jammu and Kashmir and there are 270 projects set to be completed in Jammu and Kashmir to boost the power of union territory, which may become a state in the future. 3000 MV in 40 years, now which is significantly increased to 6298 MW in 3 years after the abrogation of article 370.

Employment: Government jobs for Kashmiri pandits and youth that is what the government has pitched itself towards the 7th pay commission benefits extended to people across Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, CRPF & Jammu and Kashmir police recruitment boost has happened.

Social Security: Because of the lack of parity between different communities in Jammu and Kashmir there is a legitimate citizenship right to all. Over 32 Lakh domicile certificates issued so far after the abrogation of article 370.

Health and Education: AIIM & New Medical Colleges have been launched in Jammu and Kashmir and at the same time 50 new Education Institutions launched and there are 17 dedicated covid hospitals that have been developed to fight the pandemic.

The politics inside Jammu, if we look at Jammu BJP is the dominating party and the agenda will remain in place that statehood should be granted at Jammu and Kashmir and if you look at other political parties, are they convinced about the Vikas drive if it comes to Jammu region.