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Kashmir to Witness First Ever Steel Plant as Modi Govt Pushes for Development in Violence Hit Valley

© Photo : Narendra ModiWhenever you get the opportunity, do visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the scenic Tulip festival
Whenever you get the opportunity, do visit Jammu and Kashmir and witness the scenic Tulip festival - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.10.2021
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In January, the Indian government launched a $3.8 billion incentive program to attract investment into the federally-controlled territory of Jammu and Kashmir. New Delhi emphasized that the rise in terror incidents will not deter it from bringing capital to Kashmir.
India's steel conglomerate JSW Steel has announced a $20 million investment in Kashmir, bringing the region's first steel plant in coming months.
The announcement is the second significant investment in the valley in October, a month marred with persistent attacks on non-local civilians.
The "state of the art color-coated steel" plant will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tonnes and lines to make steel sandwich panel and steel doors to cater to the Kashmir market.
"This facility shall provide immense benefits to local businesses and society in a meaningful way and provide employment opportunities to the local youth," Sajjan Jindal, chairman, JSW Group, said on Monday.
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah distributed the land allotment papers to JSW Steel in Srinagar on Monday. He said that the land had been allotted for an investment of $684 million in Kashmir since the change in land rights law last year.
A general view shows the city from Hari Parbat Fort during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Srinagar on April 4, 2020 - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.02.2021
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The Himalayan region is primarily dependent on farming, handicrafts, and tourism.
The government scrapped Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in August 2019, ending the special status for Kashmir, which was the main feature for its accession to India in 1947.
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