J-K Govt: Rs 11,500 Crore Released For Development Projects15 March 2011
The Indian Express
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government said it has allocated Rs 11,500 crore for undertaking various infrastructure development projects in the state over the past two years. Under the state and district plan an allocation of Rs 11,500 crore has been released for development of infrastructure projects like Rural Development, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Health, Education and Tourism sectors during past two years, Minister for Rural Development, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar informed the Assembly. The minister was replying to a question of PDP member Muzaffar Hussain Baig in the House during Question Hour. Of this amount, Rs 6000 crore has been released during the current financial year, Sagar said. He said that additional funds were not released on constituency basis as the constituency was not the unit of planning. Minister for Industries and Commerce S S Slathia said the state government would set up an Industrial Estate at Bajwani Tral to provide employment avenues, adding for the purpose, 25 acres of land have been identified and construction work would be start soon. The minister said thrust was being laid to boost industries in the area and under the industrial programme, the department has granted permanent registration to 38 units for setting up of different industrial activities which have provided employment opportunities to 132 persons in the area.