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Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir meets Union Home Minister Development Projects in J&K to be accelerated


Chief Minister meets Union Home Minister

Development Projects in J&K to be accelerated

The Chief Minister of Ms Mehbooba Mufti met the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today. The meeting was also attended by the MoS (Home) Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba, Chief Secretary J&K and other senior officials from MHA and State Government.

It was decided to fast track the projects under Prime Ministers Development Package (PMDP) by making encumbrance free land available for the Infrastructure projects including Road, Power, and Health etc. Under the Prime Ministers Development Package for (Rs 80,068 Crores) for 63 major Development projects pertaining to 15 Central Government Ministries, an amount of Rs 62,599 Crores (approx. 78%) has been sanctioned and an amount of Rs 22,042 Crores (approx. 28%) has been released.

Special emphasis will be given for development of border areas (0-10 km) while selecting projects under the Border Area Development Program (BADP). It was also decided that to ensure safety of these people in Border areas, construction of Bunkers along the border will be expedited.

It was also decided to accelerate the development projects relating to additional jobs to Kashmiri Migrants, transit accommodations, transfer of cash relief/honorarium through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode and providing employment to youth of J&K.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 00:20 IST