LG Sinha to discuss J&K’s security, financial situation with union ministers in Delhi   

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha who is in the national capital is likely to meet top central ministers to brief them on security and financial aspects of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sinha is likely to stay in New Delhi till Sunday.

Sinha’s visit to the national capital comes two days after the
Rs 1, 08,621 crore budget of Jammu and Kashmir was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Sources said that Lieutenant Governor is likely to discuss the overall developments with the senior functionaries of the Central Government.

“The LG would stay in Delhi for a couple of days wherein he will also discuss the security situation with the central ministers and others.
Jammu and Kashmir’s annual budget has seen a steep hike during the past three years. In 2019-20, J&K had Rs 88,911 crore worth budget which went up to Rs one lakh crore for 2020-21.

Regarding the current financial year of 2020-21, sources said because of the financial discipline maintained by the Finance Department in Jammu and Kashmir, there was no major financial crunch.
“There has been full cooperation of the Union Home and Finance Ministries to the Jammu and Kashmir Government,” sources said.

LG Manoj Sinha had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for “yet another historic budget with emphasis on the growth and development of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He recently said that the government was committed to investing more money in new and accelerated infrastructure projects, supporting new investments and increasing business landscape through incentives in new industrial schemes.

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