Three model villages coming up in north Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 9 (UNI) Three model villages are coming up at a cost of Rs 3.60 crore in Bandipor district of north Kashmir, where 5000 households have been identified for job cards under the Rural Employment Generation Scheme.

This information was given by Advisor to Governor C Phonsog at a meeting, first since the imposition of Governor's rule in the state at Bandipora today.

The meeting was told that three model villages would be developed in the district during the current financial year.

As many as 5000 householders were identified for job cards under theRural Employment Generation Scheme during the year.

He was informed that 22.75 km road was upgraded and blacktopped in the district this year and completion of work in Mini Secretariat and residential block at a cost of Rs 2.12 crore was expected this year.

The District Development Commissioner informed that till October 15, 2008 the stock of all essential commodities would be dumped in Gurez tehsil, which remained cut off during winter months due to heavy snowfall.

He said so far 9456 quintals of rice, 6325 quintals of atta, 1241 quintals of sugar and 25,000 litres of kerosene oil have been stocked in various sale centres of the area.


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