J&K Govt releases funds for roads and buildings projects

Last Updated: Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 21:54

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today
released Rs 670 crore to expedite work on various schemes
under execution in roads and buildings sector in the state, an
official spokesman said.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved the release of the
funds, Rs 335.50 crore for Kashmir division and Rs 334.90
crore for Jammu region, and expressed hope that concerned
departments would gear up its rank and file at all levels to
ensure judicious use of the funds to complete the works in
time, he said.

The Chief Minister also approved Rs 41 crores for tourism
sector to give fillip to the completion of various schemes
aimed at creation of tourist facilities, he said.

"Our endeavour is to reach out every area especially
far-flung and backward pockets for equitable and balanced
development," Omar said.

The Chief Minister also stressed for active public
participation in the development works to ensure better
results.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 21:54

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