Mehbooba seeks smart city status for Jammu, Srinagar from PM

New Delhi, April 13: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include Srinagar and Jammu — the two capitals of Jammu and Kashmir — in the central government’s smart city project.

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It said that the chief minister also “requested for an additional allocation of 4.30 lakh metric tonne foodgrains over and above the targeted public distribution system fixed under National Food Security Act”.

Mehbooba also sought Modi’s intervention in expediting the central government’s “nod for continuation of special dispensation of 50 percent in promotion quota in All India Services (AIS) for state service officers for another five years, beyond December 31, 2013”.

“The prime minister assured the chief minister of centre’s full support in the holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir.”

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