Only 33pc of available funds under DAP utilised in Kupwara  

Srinagar:  Only 33 per cent of the total money made available under District Action Plan (DAP) was utilised in the current fiscal year in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara due to unrest in the valley for about five months since July 9.

An official spokesperson here today said that an amount of Rs 66.90 crore have been expended under district plan up to January 2017 out of available amount of Rs 198 crore.

Meanwhile, he said that Rs 7.32 crore has been approved under SSA and Rs 17.76 crore has been approved under RMSA in the district.

He said that out of 1795 km of roads in the district, 97 per cent roads have been cleared of snow.

However, dozens of villages near LoC besides Keran, Karnah, Machil, Tangdhar, Dawar, Neeru and Baduaab remained cut off due to heavy snowfall last week.

Meanwhile, Minster for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justices Abdul Haq impressed upon the district administration to complete the on-going developmental woks in time-bound manner so that people are benefited from these schemes.

The Minister said that Hapathnar and Rangwar water storage tanks are being connected with the PHE schemes for safe drinking water purposes up to June 2017.

He impressed upon the concerned agencies to submit their DPRS before the end of this current fiscal.

Haq said that work for widening of Kupwara Lolab Bye pass road is being undertaken by the R&B and the bridge would be made double-laned in near future and sought DPR from the concerned agency.

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