Centre sanctions Rs 693 cr for Jammu, Srinagar

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 693.91 crore for improvement of civil facilities and infrastructure in Jammu and Srinagar cities of the state, of which Rs 130.40 crore has already been spent, a minister said.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 18:42 PM IST

Jammu: The Centre has sanctioned Rs
693.91 crore for improvement of civil facilities and
infrastructure in Jammu and Srinagar cities of the state, of
which Rs 130.40 crore has already been spent, a minister said
on Saturday.

Replying to a question in the Assembly, Deputy Chief
Minister Tara Chand said money has been sanctioned by the
Centre under Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) and Urban
Infrastructure and Government (UIG) programs.
An amount of Rs 150.98 crore has been received from
the Centre for improvement of infrastructure in the twin
cities, the Deputy CM said, adding, of the amount, Rs 130.40
crore has been spent so far.
Rs 120.40 crore and Rs 10 crore have been spent in UIG
and BSUP programs respectively during the current financial
year, he added.

PTI