Rs 3.67 crore for homeless in central Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 15 (UNI) Financial aid of Rs 3.67 crore was provided to homeless people for constructing houses in Badgam district of central Kashmir where eight model villages are coming up at a cost of Rs 1.20 crore each.

The government has decided to set up 337 more Aaganwari centers in the district.

An official spokesman said, under the Indr Awas Yogna (IAY) Rs 3.67 crore have been provided as financial aid to houseless people and as many as 2632 low cost houses were constructed.

He said work on 8 model villages, one in each block of the district, is under execution each costing Rs 1.20 crore.

Against an allocation of Rs 9.60 crore for the development of these villages, Rs 7.20 crore have been incurred on execution and completion of 738 projects upto March last.

Similarly, 1050 rural projects were completed in the district under Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna (SGSY) at a cumulative cost of Rs 3.73 crore whereby 2 lakh mandays were generated.

He said 337 more Aaganwari centers would be set up in the district. There are already 1182 centers functioning in the district.

Spokesman said 83 school buildings under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) would be constructed during current financial year at a cost of Rs 3.50 crore. Besides 8 new primary schools would be set up during the period in the district, he added.

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