Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved greatly since August 2019 leading to a significant decline in terrorist incidents. The Union Minister also informed that the union territory has reported a total of 206 terrorist incidents this year till December 5 as compared to 417 incidents in 2018.
Elaborating on the development activities initiated by the government, Rai Said, "A total of 53 projects pertaining to 15 ministries are being implemented at a cost of Rs 58,477 crores in various sectors such as Roads, Power, Health, Education, Tourism, Agriculture, Skill Development etc., out of which 21 projects have been completed or substantially completed and the remaining 32 projects are at an advanced stage of progress.”
“During the year 2020-21, as many as 1,289 road construction works were completed at a cost of Rs 1,638 crore. The construction work of 14,500 km of road has been completed so far under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, which has connected about 2,000 places," he added. He also stated, "Work is under progress on one All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) each in Jammu and Kashmir Divisions at the cost of Rs 2,000 crores each besides 7 other medical colleges in the union territory."