Rs 136 crore for massive development projects launched in Kargil

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Srinagar, Sep 27 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Government will spend Rs 136 crore in the Kargil district on water supply schemes, roads, irrigation and other developmental activities.

Minister for Health, Medical Education and Ladakh Affairs Mangat Ram Sharma informed this while reviewing the development of Kargil district at a meeting of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil (LAHDC).

To resolve the problem of scarcity of drinking water in Kargil town, a project involving Rs 8.35 crore for augmentation of water supply scheme was submitted to the Central Government for approval under the Urban Development Scheme (UDS), while a project for upgradation of 12 rural roads in the district was approved under NABARD, the meeting was informed.

While reviewing the functioning of the irrigation sector in Kargil, it was informed that a project of Rs 34.42 crore under AIBP for construction of Parkacik-Khaows irrigation scheme was submitted to the Central Water Commission (CWC) for approval and six irrigation projects in the district at the cost of Rs 27.50 crore were approved under NABARD.

The meeting was also informed that the 83 km long Suru-padum road would be upgraded at a cost of Rs 40.50 crore and the 37 km Kargil-Sanku road at a cost of Rs 26.08 crore under World Bank assistance.

In order to control disease in apricots and apples of the district, two laboratories would be set up in the area under the Horticulture Technology Mission, and fruit processing units would be set up in the area.

The meeting decided that recommendations regarding relaxation in qualification for engaging staff under the National Rural Health Mission in the district, a proposal would be submitted to the Central Government for approval.

It was also informed that 100 per cent funds under non-plan were released and 14 posts of Accountants in Accounts and Audit Wing in the district created.

UNI

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