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In Last Leg Of J&K Tour, Shah Hands Over Aid To 200 Women Start-Ups, Tribals

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By: Aarti Tikoo | Rohan Dua | Pramod Kumar Singh
Updated: October 25, 2021 11:19
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J&K: Amit Shah offered prayers at Kheer Bhawani Durga temple in Ganderbal on Monday.
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SRINAGAR: Union home minister Amit Shah, in the last leg of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, paid homage to martyrs of Pulwama attack and launched schemes for women entrepreneurs and tribals, culminating his three-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir where he launched a host of schemes and met representatives of civil society along with LG Manoj Sinha and cabinet colleagues.

He began his day with visit to Kheer Bhawani temple with Sinha and BJP national media in-charge Dr Sanjay Mayukh.

Shah rolled out a host of schemes on Monday that includes 500 commercial vehicles under Mumkin Scheme of Mission Youth and 200 sanction letters of Rs 10 crore each to startups led by women under Mission Youth scheme Tejaswini.

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The home minister also laid foundation stone of three tribal transit accommodations in Pulwama and Shopian, said J&K administration officials.

“He will be handing over certificates for conferment of rights under The Forest Rights Act to 500 tribals belonging to Gujjar Bakkerwals community,” said an official.

On Sunday, Shah, along with ministers Jitendra Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan distributed job letters to class 4 employees at a public event. He had earlier visited the IIT Jammu campus with Pradhan.

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On Saturday, Shah reached out to the youth of Kashmir at the J&K Youth Club, attacking Pakistan over keeping neighbouring Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) undeveloped.

He said PoK was kept in darkness, poverty and the region lacked basic facilities unlike Jammu and Kashmir which is progressing rapidly, especially after the abrogation of Article 370.

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