Mehbooba meets Modi, appraises about the latest situation

CM Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today called on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi here today and apprised him about the latest situation in the State.

The Chief Minister highlighted the need for reaching out to the people of the State and taking various steps in this regard. She said people of Jammu & Kashmir have suffered immensely during the immediate past, particularly during the last few months, and requested for taking measures for extending relief to them.

Mehbooba Mufti also underlined the need for taking Jammu & Kashmir specific Confidence Building Measures, more because of the losses suffered by every segment of society in the State during the turmoil of past few months.

The Prime Minister was supportive of the ideas of the Chief Minister and assured her all support from the Central Government.

The Chief Minister also brought into the notice of the Prime Minister the demand for additional funding for Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme in view of the huge number of beneficiaries living in far flung and border areas who have not yet been able to take benefit of the scheme properly.

Mehbooba Mufti also requested for a central package of incentives for industries in Jammu & Kashmir given the fact that business activity in the State remained extremely low during this summer. She also sought 50% quota in All India Services for the officers of J&K cadre.