Governor reviews progress of restoration of flood damaged infrastructure

JAMMU, JANUARY 14: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting at the State Civil Secretariat here today to review the work of restoration of flood damaged infrastructure including the provisions under the P M’s Special Package 2015 for restoration and rehabilitation of the State through “The Aggregate Macro Economic and Infrastructure Rebuilding (TAMEIR)” Plan (2015-2022). The meeting was attended by Mr. B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary; Mr. P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor; Mr. Sundeep K. Nayak, Principal Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation; Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner/ Secretary Power Development Department; Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Commissioner/ Secretary, Finance Department; Mr. Rohit Kansal, Commissioner/ Secretary, Public Works (R&B); and Mr. Parvez Ahmad Malik, Secretary PHE/I&FC.
The Governor was informed that Rs. 1000 crore was sanctioned as Special Plan Assistance under Annual Plan 2014-15 for the permanent restoration of infrastructure damaged during September 2014 floods, of which of Rs. 980.08 crore had been released to various various departments; Rs. 308.56 crore had been utilized during 2014-15 and Rs. 511.51 crore has been revalidated for utilization during 2015-16. Governor was informed that out of 202 bridges, restoration of 52 bridges has been completed, utilizing Rs. 162.59 crore. For the permanent restoration of Water Supply Schemes: 598 schemes/ spots have so far been restored by utilizing Rs. 63.18 crore out of total release of Rs. 98.92 crore. Under the Irrigation and Flood Control sector, 1398 schemes/ spots have been restored so far by utilizing Rs. 100.55 crore.

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