Funds under 14th FC transferred to Panchayat accounts: Abdul Haq

SRINAGAR, JUNE 04: Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq today said that funds under 14th Finance Commission released by the Centre, have been transferred to Panchayat accounts and guidelines were issued to the concerned to formulate action plans in consultation with Gram Sabhas and local MLAs.
Replying to supplementaries to the main question of Haji Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, the Minister said that under 14th FC, the Government has created assets of 800 foot bridges and 9 thousand kilometers of road length across the State.
Abdul Haq informed the House that two roads and 488 paths have been taken up and executed in Gulab Garah constituency during 2015-16 under various Rural Development Schemes. He also said the construction work of road from Ranglai-Dewal is in progress and against the total road length of 6.25 kms earthwork of 4.57kms has been completed at a cost of Rs 36 lakh.
Chaudhary Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Engineer Abdul Rasheed, Raja Manzoor, Ishfaq Jabbar, Nawang Rigzin Jora, MY Tarigami, Muhammad Amin Bhat and Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen raised supplementaries to the main question.
Rs 4 cr paid to 813 flood-hit families of Uri: Bukhari
Rs 10 cr utilized for restoration of public infrastructure
          Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that an amount of Rs 4.04 crore has been paid to 813 September-2014 flood affected families of Uri.
          Replying to a question by Mian Altaf Ahmad on behalf of Muhammad Shafi, the Minister said that Rs 10.6 crore have been expended on temporary and permanent restoration of flood damaged 21.6 kms of road length, two bridges, 30 khuls and 81 water supply schemes under different sectors in Uri constituency.
Qazigund gateway to Kashmir, committed to its dev: Bali Bhagat
Calling Qazigund town as gateway to Kashmir, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat said the Government is taking due care for its overall development.
Replying to a question of Muhammad Amin Bhat on behalf of Deputy Chief Minister, Bhagat said that 35 LED lights at a cost of Rs 2.06 lakh are being installed in Qazigund town and 40 street lights at a cost of 2.35 lakh in the Devsar town.
He further said that 13 works at a cost of Rs 46.87 lakh have been taken up for execution of lanes, drains, foot paths, protection bunds and tile path in Devsar town and similarly 15 different urban works worth Rs 24.22 lakh have also been taken up in Qazigund town under CAPEX Budget 2015-16.
He said authorization for execution of two works to the extent of Rs 15.07 lakh in Qazigund town for construction of protection bund has also been conveyed over and above the normal budget.
Govt directs DCs to verify complaints over BPL, AAY: Abdul Haq
Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq, today said the Government has directed all the Deputy Commissioners to verify the complaints pertaining to BPL and AAY to ensure that genuine rationees are considered for getting ration under PHH category of NFSA.
Replying to the supplementaries of some members to the main question of Kamal Verma, the Minister said that any official found involved in enlisting ingenuine entries would be dealt with strictly under law.
Abdul Haq said that the State has implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) with effect from February 2016, wherein only PHH, NPHH and Exclusion categories have been identified. He said the erstwhile BPL and AAY have been merged in PHH. He said under PHH category ration holders are being provided food grains at highly subsidized rate of Rs 3 and Rs 2 for rice and wheat respectively.
The Minister said that criteria for the inclusion of households under PHH category are AAY and BPL lists, households having meager monthly income, houseless and landless, widows, orphans, destitute, militancy and violence affected families of low income, leprosy patients and domestic housemaids, besides weaker sections, nomadic families, old age pension holders, specially-abled/physically handicapped, inhabitants having Kacha houses, displaced families, labourers and workers, slum dwellers and any other deserving families identified by competent authority.
Hakeem Muhammad Yasin, GM Saroori, Yawar Ahmad Mir and Vikar Rasool raised supplementaries to the main question.
Rs 1060 crore sanctioned under IPDS, DDUGJY:  Ajay Nanda
Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, today said that Centre has sanctioned Rs 444.50 crore and Rs 616.11 crore under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and DDUGJY respectively for upgradation of power infrastructure in the State.
Replying to a question of Gagan Bhagat, the Minister said that under IPDS Rs 202.27 crore would be utilized for upgradion of power infrastructure in Jammu region, while as Rs 222.22 crore in Kashmir region and Rs 20.01 crore in  the Ladakh region. He said in this regard, the process of tendering is under progress.
The Minister said that under IPDS Rs 5.64 crore would be expended for upgradion of power infrastructure in RS Pora Constituency.
He further informed the House that under DDUGJY, Rs 231.45 crore would be expended in Jammu region, Rs 293.30 crore in Kashmir and Rs 91.86 crore in the Ladakh region. The Minister said that under DDUGJY Rs 32.41 crore have been approved to be incurred in RS Pora for upgradion of power infrastructure. He said the Miran Sahib Sub Division of EM&RE is catering to the requirements of RS Pora.
Nanda said that the up-gradation of transformer, repair workshop has been taken up in RS Pora constituency also. He said Rs 90.10 lakh have been expended on up-gradation of workshop ending March 2016, while as Rs 12.50 lakh are being spent during the current fiscal.
The Minister said that 1417 distribution transformers were repaired at central workshop Jammu and 2050 transformers repaired at divisional workshop Miran Sahib during last financial year. He said that Rs 30.63 lakh have been utilized under CDF in RS Pora constituency for up-gradation of various power infrastructures.
He said that the staff in the Power and Development Department is being recruited through recruitment agencies strictly in accordance with the recruitment rules. He said contractual employees are being regularized under the provisions of J&K Civil Services Act 2010. He said the need based employees are being regularized as per policy in vogue.

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