J&K economy on track post Article 370: Kishan Reddy

Union MoS for Home Affairs, Kishan Reddy also said “the sericulture sector recorded a production of 813 MTs of silk cocoon in the year 2019.

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy informed Parliament that agri operations have been proceeding smoothly in the Kashmir Valley ever since the revocation of Article 370 and formation of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a written reply to a question regarding the economic impact of the abrogation, Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha that 18.34 lakh MTs of apples were dispatched, up to January, in financial year 2019-20.

Citing information provided by the government of J&K, Kishan Reddy also said “the sericulture sector recorded a production of 813 MTs of silk cocoon in the year 2019. “During the 1st three quarters of FY 2019-20, handicrafts worth Rs 688.26 crore were exported. Various tourism promotional campaigns have also been launched.”

Rajya Sabha lawmaker P Wilson raised the “alarming emergency prevailing in appointment of judges, saying, “Most HCs are functioning with only 50 %of their sanctioned strength. Shockingly, it has recently come to light that there are about 213 names recommended for appointment by the collegium of the SC, but the Government is simply sitting over these recommendations without getting the approval of the President for months together for reasons best known to it.”