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