Omar to ensure NHPC spends 2% of cost for local development



Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said he will ensure that National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) spends two per cent of cost of Kishanganga power project in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on local area development.

Interacting with a delegation from Gurez led by local MLA Nazir Amad Gurezi, the Chief Minister assured them he will also ensure that power projects automatically spend two per cent of the total cost of the project for development of the area.

Omar also said appropriate steps will be taken for special recruitment drive in the area.

The Chief Minister was informed that large number of families, who were recently displaced because of snow-storm, have not yet been settled.

Omar said he will advise the concerned to provide land and dwelling places on the same pattern as has been done in such cases in other parts of the valley.

PTI