Cabinet approves setting up of IIM Jammu

The announcement comes as part of PM Modi's development package for Jammu and Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 12:51 pm
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The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of an Indian Institute of Management school in Jammu on Thursday among other approvals that were cleared. News agency ANI reports that the announcement of the establishment of an IIM in Jammu comes as part of PM Narendra Modi’s development package for Jammu and Kashmir.

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Following the unrest in Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces, PM Modi promised commitment towards a peaceful solution in the state by ensuring welfare among the people through his Jammu and Kashmir development package. In an all-party meeting in August to discuss the violence in Kashmir, PM Modi had announced a development package of more than Rs 80 thousand

In an all-party meeting in August to discuss the violence in Kashmir, PM Modi had announced a development package of more than Rs 80 thousand crore in consultation with the Jammu and Kashmir Government for all round development in the state. It included

The development package included better facility for education of children, employment to youths, modern facility for treatment, facilities for promotion of tourism in the state and special arrangements for production of fruits in the State.

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Among other approvals that the Cabinet cleared were the redevelopment of residential colonies at West Ansari Nagar and Ayur Vigyan Nagar Campuses of AIIMS, New Delhi. Cabinet also approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India & Hungary on cooperation in water management and an MoU between India and Russia on expansion of bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

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