Works under IMWD programme in progress: J&K govt
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Last Updated: Friday, November 05, 2010, 18:33
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said work on 30 projects under the Integrated Management of Water Development programme at a cost of Rs 96.42 crore is in progress, even as five projects under the scheme have already been completed.

"Work on five projects under IMWD at a cost of Rs 22.04 crore has been completed. Work on two projects in Jammu region has been stalled due to a legal dispute," an official spokesman said.

The state government is carrying out works on 30 projects under the Centrally-sponsored scheme, the spokesman said.

"The remaining 30 projects projects involving an expenditure Rs 96.42 crore are under execution at present and work on all these projects is going on at a very fast pace," he said.

Out of 1.60 lakh hectares, 56,349 hectares have been covered under the IMWD programme.

The spokesman said as per the common guidelines issued by the Government of India in 2008, the State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) has been constituted.

However, he said, there has been some delay in State Strategic Development Programme (SSDP).

"Since last few months, the new programme has been put on fast track basis. The job of the SSDP has been assigned to Jammu University and is likely to be completed within two months. Thereafter, steps would be taken for development of programme in an accelerated manner to compensate for the delay," he said.


First Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 18:33

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