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Rs 63 crores spent under Border Area Development Programme in J

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Srinagar, May 12 (UNI) A total sum of Rs 63.03 crores has been spent under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) in 7 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said here today.

He said for the current financial year, Rs 54.81 crore have been allocated under the programme for various developmental schemes in border areas of the state.

The programme is presently under implementation in 37 border blocks of the state spread over 1171 villages of Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Jammu, Baramulla, Kupwara and Budgam districts of the state.

The spokesman said this was stated at a high level meeting convened here today under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Vijay Bakaya to deliberate on the achievements registered under BADP during the last financial year and also have to take a review of the targets fixed for the current year.

The meeting held detailed discussions on the plan allocations, expenditure booked, targets fixed and the works taken up and completed under BADP in the border areas of the state.

The meeting was also informed that more than 1200 works have also been taken up for the current financial year and are expected to be completed by the end of current financial year.

The meeting was informed that the police department has also spent Rs 2.25 crore on 42 works in border areas during the last financial year and has also formulated an action plan for the current financial year.

The meeting was also told that Army and BSF is also implementing various welfare schemes in border areas especially under road connectivity, health and education sector.

UNI BAS VD HT1432

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