2nd batch of 40 Union ministers to visit J&K in April
New Delhi: A second batch of about 40 Union ministers is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir in April to get first-hand information about various development schemes initiated there by both the Central government and the Union Territory administration, officials said on Thursday.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will decide the composition of the ministerial delegation that will undertake the follow up of the first visit of 37 Union ministers, who had toured Jammu and Kashmir last month.
"A second batch of about 40 Union ministers may undertake a visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Dates and composition of the team have not been fixed yet but it will be done soon after the Budget session of Parliament," a government official said.
After the recess, the second part of the Budget session will begin on March 2 and it will end on April 3.
The PMO will finalise the list of the ministers and each minister will be assigned a particular district and focus will be on the Kashmir Valley, the official said.
Some of the ministers of the first batch may also be part of the second batch, he said.
The ministers will assess the development initiatives undertaken by the Central government as well as the UT administration on the ground and they will not talk about political issues, the official said.
By interacting with the locals, they will try to get first-hand information about the roads, healthcare facilities, power situation, functioning of academic institutions etc. in the UT, he added.
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