No Funds For Valley, 3 Month Working Season Expires

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‘1/4th of funds released, rest diverted to Jammu’

SRINAGAR:   Working season of almost three months in the Kashmir Valley are over and the state government has not yet released the 1/4th of the funds that it is supposed to allocate to different departments for developmental purposes.

“For Kashmir Valley the working season starts from April that last till September. Every year in April, government release 1/4th of the funds for different departments for developmental purposes. Three months have expired and yet the funds have not been released by the government. If these funds will get released in next or two months, we will not get time for their utilization as a result these funds will lapse. When funds meant for the development of Kashmir will lapse, they will be diverted to Jammu as working season is round the year. Same happened in past and this time again the episode is going to repeat by the government,” General Secretary JK Central Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCCC) Farooq Ahmed Dar said adding that works in Jammu are always done at the cost of Kashmir.

“Neither the liabilities of contractors amounting to Rs 750 crore have been cleared, nor the 14th funds for developmental purposes have been released. The withholding of massive funds owing to paucity of funds in Treasury department is telling upon everyone heavily.

Government’s prolonged insensitivity towards the people of Kashmir will only spell doom for state’s infrastructural development,” he added. 

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