Second batch of ministers to visit J-K in April
The Centre plans to send 40 ministers to Jammu & Kashmir in April for another outreach following the nullification of the Constitution's Article 370 that stripped the erstwhile state of its special status in August, officials aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity.
The second such outreach since January after Parliament's Budget session ends in April is being planned as the Centre and the Jammu & Kashmir administration are finalising a new domicile policy for the region to protect employment for locals and restrict the sale of land to outsiders.
There have been concerns over land rights and jobs in Jammu & Kashmir following the end to the special status that ensured non-residents could not buy land or get government jobs in the erstwhile state
States like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh protect employment for locals and restrict the sale of land to outsiders.