Massive developmental projects sanction for J

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Srinagar, Oct 10 (UNI) The Centre has sanctioned a number of developmental projects for Jammu and Kashmir, besides opening of cross-Line of Control (LOC) trade from October 21 and flagging off Rajwansher to Anantnag Railway Line tomorrow and inauguration of450 MW Baglihar Power Project commissioned today.

The Centre has also sanctioned a central university and an IIM, a press release issued at the press conference of Prime Minister Manmohan here tonight said.

The development projects also include a Rs 24,000 crore Reconstruction Plan with 67 schemes for development of the three regions of Kashmir.

For Kashmir migrants returning to the Valley, Rs 1600 crore package has been sanctioned which also covers West Pakistan and PoK refugees.

A 450 MW Baglihar Power project was commissioned today while 390 MW Dulhasti power Project was completed. Power projects under construction are 120 MW Sewa-II Power Project, 240 MW Uri-II Power Project. Around 900 micro hydel projects were commisioned and 89 MW each Nimo Bazgo and Chutak hydroelectric were project under progress.

It said 453 km of new roads and 810 kms upgradation of roads are in progress.

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road was declared a National Highway and taken up for upgradation. Alternative route from Manali to Leh was being developed via the Rohtang Pass.

Under the National Health Mission, 9764 ASHAs were engaged.

Twenty four CHCs, 85 PHCs and 14 District Hospitals were being upgraded.

The Srinagar and Jammu Medical Colleges would be upgraded to the level of AIIMS for which work was in progress.

Over 8,000 new anganwadis were made functional, 119 model villages at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore per village were being developed and NREGA covers all district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The cities of Srinagar and Jammu has been taken up under JNNURM and two sewerage projects sanctioned under JNNURM at a cost of 132.92 crore and 129.23 crore. Rs 30 crore has also been released to the Autonomous Hill Development Council for Kargil.

Frequency of flights between Kargil and Srinagar has been increased and Srinagar Airport upgraded as international airport.

Work was in progress on three tourist circuits, 12 tourism development Authorities and 14 tourist villages. Under the Horticulture Mission of rehabilitation of orchards Rs 91.47 crore has been released. Meanwhile, rehabilitation of the border migrants of Akhnoor at a cost of Rs 59 crore was nearly completed.

The Jammu-Udhampur Section of Railway line has been opened and the Transport subsidy scheme for industries in Jammu and Kashmir extended up to 2014.

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