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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh said the development of Jammu and Kashmir is the top priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre. Dr Singh was speaking after inaugurating a Multimedia Exhibition of the Central Bureau of Communication, Jammu, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The theme of the weeklong exhibition being organised at Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Katra is “9 Years of Seva, Sushasan and Garib Kalyan. The exhibition coincides with the Navratri Festival in Katra.
Dr. Singh said revolutionary development has taken place in J&K Union Territory in the last nine years. Talking about infrastructure projects, he said the world’s highest railway bridge has come up in Reasi. The Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway is being developed, he added.
The Union Minister expressed concern over the growing drug addiction among the youth in the Reasi district. The Minister said he was disturbed to learn about rising cases of substance abuse by the youth.  He appealed to parents and the local administration to wean away children from drugs, saying their potential must be harnessed to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India a developed nation by 2047. He said the sanctity of the holy city of Katra must be preserved, and it must become a source of inspiration for social values.

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