Rs 73.24 Cr for Mubarak Mandi Restoration: Nasir


Srinagar - Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani in reply to a question by Mr. Ajatshatru Singh informed the House that Union Ministries of Tourism and Culture have so far sanctioned 3 projects for restoration of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex at Jammu with sanctioned cost of Rs 73.24 crore and have released Rs 16.26 crore till date.

The Minister said that out of these sanctioned projects, one project “Restoration of High Court Complex under Destination Development Scheme” sanctioned at a cost of Rs 4.37 crore has been completed through Archeological Survey of India (ASI) while the other two projects have been sanctioned during the current financial year itself.

He said the conservation works of such a heritage being highly technical and sophisticated has to be carried out by expert hands in field and so it has been decided to get these projects implemented through ASI. The ASI authorities have already been requested for initiating the execution. The Centre has allowed five years period for execution of the projects, he said.

The Minster said that there has been no delay in the implementation of the projects related to restoration of work of the Mubarak Mandi complex as one project stands already completed and the other two projects were sanctioned by Centre during this year itself.

Rs. 5.46 lakh earnings from Cheshmashahi huts from Nov, 11 to Jan, 12: Nasir

Replying to a question raised by Dr. Bashir Ahemd Veeri, the Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani informed the House that JKTDC has earned revenue of Rs. 5.46 lakh from 40 huts at Cheshmashahi from November 2011 to ending January 2012.

He said with the improvement in the security situation, leading to increased number of tourist arrivals, it is expected that if these huts are kept available for tourists, considerable revenue would accrue to the Corporation.

Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Mr. Murtaza Khan and Syed Rafiq Shah raised supplementaries on the question.

Replying to another question raised by Syed Asgar Ali, the Minister informed the House that based on the threat perception some retired police/civil officers continue to be provided security as the threat to their personal safety continues. This he said is a temporary measure and is subject to revision, depending upon the obtaining security situation and the degree of threat perception, faced by each individual.

Syed Rafiq Ahmed Shah, Naresh Gupta, Mr. Khalid Najeeb Suharwardhy and Mr. Murtaza Ahmed Khan raised supplementaries to the question.

Replying to another question by Khalid Najeeb Suharwardhy, the Minister said that due to installation of traffic signals in the cities of Srinagar and Jammu, traffic system has been regulated to a large extent.

The Minister said the Building Permission Controlling Authority takes care of Car parking lots while granting permission for the construction of shopping malls, banquette hall, multiplexes etc by imposing a special condition to reserve the basement or other spaces for car parking. Mr. Jugal Kishore raised supplementary to the question.

6 police Recruitment Drives in Poonch, Rajouri: Nasir

Replying to another question raised by Mr. Murtaza Ahmed Khan, the Minister said 6 special recruitment drives were conducted by J&K Police in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch. He said special recruitment drives are conducted for recruitment at the level of constables in such areas which are relatively underrepresented in the department.

The Minister said 812 Special Police Officers, having read upto middle standard, have been absorbed as constables/followers in the police department, pursuant to the Rehabilitation cum regularization policy for the SPO’s announced in September, 2009.

Rs. 196.78 crore worth 718 R&B schemes taken up in Rajouri: Javed

Minister of State for R&B Mr. Javed Ahmed Dar while replying to a question by Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sharma informed the House that 718 schemes of roads, bridges and buildings have been taken up by the R&B department under different sectors/programs in district Rajouri during past four years. Rs. 196.78 crore have been spent on these schemes during the period under report, he said.

He said 46 schemes for a length of 266.98 kms have been taken up in District Rajouri under PMGSY during last four years, out of which 22 schemes have been completed with a length of 200.56 kms Rs. 91.79 crore have been spent against allotted cost of Rs. 127.08 crore during these years.

Replying to another question raised by Mr. Nurboo Gialchan, the Minister informed the House that in district Leh the upgradation/improvement of roads is covered under NABARD and construction of new connectivity under PMGSY programmes.

He said the roads in district Leh are under Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Creation of new CD Block under examination: Ajaz

Minister of State for Rural Development, Mr. Ajaz Ahmed Khan while replying to a question raised by Mr. B.R. Kundal informed the House that the creation of New CD Blocks in Jammu Division including a New CD Block at Chakroie-Hansa proposed to be carved out from the existing R. S. Pura Block was referred to the Committee for Examination of Demands of New Administrative units. He said the Committee has submitted its report in July, 2011, which is being examined by the Revenue Department.

14 Kargil dispensaries renamed as new type PHCs: Sham

Replying to a question of Aga Syed Ahmed Rizvi, Minister for Health Mr. Sham Lal Sharma informed the House that 14 existing allopathic dispensaries have been renamed as new type PHC’s in District Kargil.

The Minister said the step has been taken for bringing these institutions under the umbrella of NRHM for deriving interventional benefits like strengthening of infrastructure etc entitled as per norms.

During the Zero Hour as many as 13 members raised issues of public importance in the Legislative Council today.

Mr. Vijay Bakaya asked the Government to enhance the relief package for Kashmiri migrants and demanded that the issue of revised relief package be pursued vigorously with the Union government in view of the price hike in day-to-day commodities.

Dr. B. A. Veeri sought intervention of the government regarding upgradation of the approach road to the maternity and child hospital Anantnag and demanded that approach road be provided at an earliest.

Mr. Naresh Kumar demanded early construction and completion of the building for under trials at Bhaderwah.

Mr. Jahangir Mir raised the issue regarding National Youth Corps and asked the government to raise the issue with the Union government for their continuation.

Mr. Rafiq Shah demanded upgradation and macadamization of Batapora-Dandipora-Banjpathri road in block Kralpora of district Kupwara.

Mr. Najeeb Suharawardhy demanded introduction of new subjects including Commerce and Economic courses in Doda University campus.

Jugal Kishore demanded that Latti Nayabat in district Udhampur be made part of Chenani tehsil instead of tehsil Ramnagar. This will provide relief to the general public, he said.

Mr. Subash Chander Gupta asked the government to provide new ration cards and connections of LPG to the families who have bifurcated, as per 2011 census.

Mr. Narboo Gialchan asked the government to upgrade and provide essential and adequate staff to the J&K Cooperative Bank, Leh for its smooth functioning.

Syed Aga Rizvi demanded upgradation of infrastructure at Common Health Center CHC, Chiktan of district Kargil.

Master Noor Hussain demanded provision of suitable habitations for nomads including Doodi Gujjars and mobile schools for Bakerwals.

Mr. Nizam-ud-Din Khatana raised the issue regarding the incident at Gadole Kokernag in which a woman was killed. He demanded that the culprits be booked and brought to justice immediately.

S. Dharam Bir Singh Oberio raised the issue of damage of crops by monkeys in certain areas of Anantnag and demanded intervention to get rid from this menace.


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