"The government on its own is working on improving the situation there (Kashmir). The discussions are held with the people. After the all-party delegation meeting, there has been a perceptional change," Singh told reporters here after commissioning off-shore patrol vessel ICG Sarathi.

The Minister said that the government was working on the recommendations made by the all-party delegation that travelled to the state recently.

"The all-party delegation went there (J and K) to review ...our efforts will be to take all parties in confidence while taking a step. We are working on it," he said.

"People in Kashmir have realised that it is difficult to bear such a long span of unrest. People are feeling that peace and normalcy should be restored," he said.

"In future also, we will be trying that all parties are taken into confidence (on Kashmir)," he said.

The minister said that ‘there is improvement in the situation in Kashmir’ and the Centre was assisting efforts to provide employment and bring development in the state.

Normal life remained paralysed for 63rd consecutive day in the unrest-hit Valley where 73 persons have been killed and several thousand others injured in the violence which erupted after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was gunned down by security forces.

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