Rs 105 crore for BADP, Rs one crore cluter approach in J

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Srinagar, Jul 15 (UNI) An amount of Rs 105 crore have been alloted for completion of various projects under Border Area Development Project (BADP) while Rs one crore was released under Cluster Approach in Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources said today this information was given during a meeting of State Level Screening Committee held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary S S Kapur, first such meeting after imposition of Governor's rule in the state.

They said the meeting was informed that for the year 2007-08 Rs 105 crore have been allocated for completion of various projects.

Against this, Rs 104.83 crores have so far been released.

Besides, Rs one crore as special central assistance has been released for specific area schemes under ''Cluster Approach'' for development of border areas.

They said Rs 698.54 crores have been spent since 1993-94 to 2006-07 on various schemes under BADP.

The meeting reviewed the progress achieved under the BADP for creating and upgrading civic amenities in 44 border blocks of the State and approved the Action Plan for the current financial year.

The Chief Secretary directed officers to take one village each from Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu under new proposed scheme Development of Border Hamlets.


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