Centre to recover Rs 2,437 crore for flood-ravaged Jammu-Kashmir

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New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday announced an additional package of Rs 2,437 crore for reformation and reconstruction of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a corner press conference, pronounced Rs 2,602 crore had already been expelled final year by a supervision to assistance a state in service and reconstruction work.

“Last year, Rs 2,602 crore had been expelled final year. Other than this, Rs 2,437 crore will be expelled this year,” Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi.

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He pronounced a group of Niti Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer and Expenditure Secretary will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir to take batch of a destiny expansion needs.

“We will make a incomparable expansion plan. The officials will plead with a state and give their views to a Centre on areas like power, highway, education, tourism and health services. The schemes that we have tentatively announced and some some-more that might be there, that will be motionless later,” a Finance Minister said.

Jaitley pronounced there has been a special concentration of a executive supervision on expansion of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh and Kargil regions. “There has been a renouned supervision after a choosing in a state and a Centre will support it so that it completes a expansion agenda,” he said.

Jaitley pronounced that expansion is a work in progress. Last year’s inundate have influenced all regions. Rs 770 crore was given during that time underneath a Prime Minister Relief Fund and Rs 1,602 crore was expelled underneath State Disaster Relief Fund and National Disaster Relief Fund. Special plan assistance of Rs 1,000 crore was also announced by a Prime Minister when he had visited a state, he said.

The Centre has also motionless to give foodgrains during Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices besides capitulation on construction of Jammu-Srinagar highway. A sum of 75,000 ‘kacha and pakka’ houses, that were damaged, will also be rebuilt underneath a grant, Jaitley said.

Jaitley pronounced there has been expansion of Jammu and Kashmir and a 3 parts.

“Tourism in a state is mainstream and during benefaction a good tourism deteriorate is going on. There has been a detriment to tourism projects and 12 tourism places,” he said.

PTI

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