Rs 29 cr project approved for disposal of sewage in Dal lake

Cabinet Sub-Committee on NFSA implementation formed

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave nod to the constitution of a Sub-Committee of the Cabinet to examine the implementation of the National Food Security Act 2013 in the State.

The Sub Committee comprising Deputy Chief Minister as Convenor and Minister for CA&PD and Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment and Culture as members shall submit its recommendations by 25th of November 2015.

In another decision, the Cabinet constituted a Sub Committee to examine the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan for the Project Affected Families (PAF) of the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project in District Bandipora.

The Sub-committee comprising Deputy Chief Minister as Convenor, Minister for Revenue, Minister for Forest and Social Welfare, Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment and Culture as members shall submit the recommendations by 25th November 2015.

The Cabinet also decided that the Relief and Rehabilitation department shall frame and finalize a general draft Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy within a month and place it before the Cabinet for approval.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved the proposal regarding reallocation and re-alignment of Houseboats in Dal Lake. The project worth Rs 29.50 crore has been prepared to ensure scientific disposal of the sewage generated by the houseboats and decongest significant water expanse covered by the houseboats.

The components of the project include sewerage system, water supply, arrangement/walkways/aligning of house boats along the periphery of land mass, landscaping electric/lighting system etc. 

The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the establishment of Sub Treasury at Panchari in district Udhampur.   

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