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J&K second to none in talent pool: Omar Abdullah

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed Jammu and Kashmir as "second to none in talent bank" and said the government was focusing on education sector for development of youth in state.



Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed Jammu and Kashmir as "second to none in talent bank" and said the government was focusing on education sector for development of youth in state.

"Various young persons from Kashmir have proved their mettle by topping and figuring in the selection lists of IAS and other examinations", he said.

He also announced a slew of measures to improve quality of education in the state.

Besides 18 modern polytechnic colleges, about 140 are being established in the state of which around 60 to 70 will come up in Poonch, Rajouri and adjacent districts, he said at Thanamandi in Rajouri district yesterday after inaugurating a Degree College complex, constructed at a cost of over Rs 5.75 crore.

Quality education and human resources development should
be the benchmark of educational institutions in the state, he
said.

"Unless educational institutions are provided with
qualified and needed teaching staff, the development will be
lopsided", he said.

He also asked authorities to help people in far-flung
areas in accessing development programmes.

In order to ensure education to Gujjar and Bakerwal
migratory population, Abdullah said government has initiated
measures for revival of mobile schools.

Abdullah said the commissioning of Mughal road will boost
economic progress of Poonch and Rajouri districts, especially
the backward areas.

Besides income generation, the road would open up the
areas for tourist development and trade and economic
activities, he said.

PTI

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