Govt Approves 306 Projects Costing Rs 1241.65 Cr For Funding

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JAMMU — The High-Powered Committee (HPC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Industries & Com¬merce, Navin K Chaudhary approved for funding fresh lot of 306 projects involving an in¬vestment of Rs 1241.65 crore.

HPC, constituted by the Governor’s Administration for clearing languishing and key infrastructure projects for expeditious completion, has in its seven meetings till date approved 2512 projects with a cumulative investment of Rs 6565.13 crore for funding through Jammu and Kashmir infrastructure Development Corporation (JKIDFC).

Principal Secretary, Plan¬ning, Development & Mono¬itpring, Rohit Kansal, Com¬missioner Secretary, PWD, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Divi¬sional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Executive Director JKIDFC, Nazim Zai Khan, Director General, Youth Services & Sports, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Naseem Choudhary and other con¬cerned officers were present at the meeting.

The projects approved for funding at the 7th meeting of the HPC today include one project of Agriculture Produc¬tion Department costing Rs 2.35 crore, 44 projects of Ani¬mal & Sheep Husbandry De¬partment costing Rs 7 crore, 4 project of Estates Depart¬ment costing Rs 25.37 crores, 3 projects of Home Department costing Rs 16.24 crores, 7 proj¬ects of Horticulture Depart¬ment costing Rs 30.35 crores, 3 projects of Industries & Com¬merce Department costing Rs 110 crores, one project of La¬dakh Affairs Department cost¬ing Rs 200 crores, 16 projects of Public Works (R&B) Depart¬ment costing Rs 72.85 crores, 224 projects of PHE Depart¬ment costing Rs 704.17 crores, one project of Tourism Depart¬ment costing Rs 0.97 crores and 2 projects Youth Services & Sports Department worth Rs 72.31 crores.

Speaking at the meeting Navin said that all the projects funded through JKIDFC will be geo-tagged and photographs of each project will be upload¬ed by the concerned Depart¬ments on their official website for the purpose of public scru¬tiny. “An online transparent payment mechanism is also being developed by JKIDFC to ensure smooth execution of the projects,” he said.

He said the projects which could not be considered in today’s meeting due to proce¬dural lacunas, would be taken up in the next meeting pro¬vided all the formalities are completed by the concerned Administrative Departments.

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