Out of 36 Union ministers, who are currently on Jammu and Kashmir visit, only five will travel to three districts of Kashmir from Tuesday as part of Centre’s outreach programme after the nullification of Article 370, according to officials.
For four days, five Union ministers, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minister of state for defence Shripad Naik and minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy will attend eight government and public programs, according to officials.
Most of these programs, according to the BJP office bearers, are government programs to make people aware about Centre’s developmental schemes, initiated in J&K after revocation of Article 370, after which the state was converted into a Union Territory.
On Tuesday Union Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will visit Faqir Gujri village in Dara panchayat on the outskirts of Srinagar. He will lay the foundation stone for a high school in the Dara area. He will also lay the foundation stone for the water conservation project at Sarband in the Harwan area.
MoS Home, G Kishan Reddy will be in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on a two-day visit from Wednesday. On Friday, he will chair a function at Police Training College Ganderbal,
On a two-day visit starting Thursday, Prasad will attend a function at Dak Banglow in Baramulla and also inaugrate a Sports Complex.
Union Minister Naik will be attending a function at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar on Thursday.
Union minister for rural development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will travel to Harwan and also attend a public meeting at the city centre on Friday while Prasad will attend a public and official meeting at Dak Sopore town of Baramulla district.