J&K Guv NN Vohra meets Rajnath Singh, discusses on implementation of Rs 80,000 crore package

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him on implementation of Rs 80,000 crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Updated: Mar 12, 2016, 22:26 PM IST
J&K Guv NN Vohra meets Rajnath Singh, discusses on implementation of Rs 80,000 crore package

New Delhi: In a bid to break the logjam in governmnet formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor NN Vohra on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him on implementation of Rs 80,000 crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The official Twitter handle of - Office of the Home Minister of India - posted a picture confirming the news.   

The J&K Governor briefed the Home Minister about the steps taken for the implementation of the package that has five components including humanitarian relief, disaster management, social infrastructure, economic infrastructure and developmental spending, official sources said.

Since Jammu and Kashmir is under Governor's rule, Vohra is the administrative head and responsible for the affairs of the state.

As per the package, to be implemented in five years, Rs 60,000 crore have been earmarked for new infrastructure projects in the state sector, around Rs 7,000 crore have been earmarked for the ongoing projects.

Besides, Rs 8,000 crore have been earmarked for humanitarian relief including rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.

Addressing a public meeting in Srinagar on November 7, 2015, the Prime Minister had said funds would not be a constraint in building a modern, progressive and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir. 

Notably, Jammu and Kashmir's state administrative council (SAC) headed by Vohra yesterday gave its nod to a bill amending the state municipal corporation act to ensure free and fair elections to local urban bodies by use of electronic voting machines.