JK govt approves Rs 106.51 crore for Baramulla this year

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Srinagar, Jul 28: Jammu and Kashmir government has approved a plan outlay of Rs 106.51 crore for the current fiscal for the north Kashmir Baramulla district, an official spokesman said today (Jul 28).

The plan was approved by the Baramulla District Development Board (DDB) which met under the chairmanship of Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed yesterday, the spokesman said.

Addressing the meeting, Sayeed said the Centre is providing liberal funding to the state for its development and stressed the need to utilise it in a transparent manner.

"The coalition government is committed to provide basic amenities to the people of all the three regions of the state," he said and asked the officers to complete all ongoing projects in the district on time.

Earlier, District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad Bhat briefed the meeting about the achievements and expenditure incurred during last fiscal.

Bhat said against the availability of Rs 45.57 crore under SSA, the expenditure was of the order of Rs 45.47 crore.

As many as 63 primary schools have been opened, 60 primary schools upgraded to the level of middle school, 70 seasonal centres established, 84 Education volunteers engaged for these seasonal centres and 224 Rahber-e-Taileem (Education guides) engaged in newly opened and upgraded primary schools, he said.

Bhat said scholarships were provided to 21855 Pahari- speaking students and 9976 Gujjar and Bakerwal students while 118605 students were covered under free text books and 170519 students covered under Mid Day Meal Scheme.

Similarly, 120 primary schools buildings and 147 additional class rooms are under construction, he said.

In power sector, Bhat said four Receiving Stations including Chakloo, Rampur, Duroo Sopore and Hard Ichloo were completed and commissioned in the district.

He said under Roads and Buildings sector two major bridges were completed and thrown open for traffic.

Under Agriculture sector, a Mega Kissan Mela was organised in Baramulla in October 2010 in which 15,000 people especially from the farmers community participated, Bhat said.

PTI

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