Rs. 80,000 cr PM’s Package meant for overall development of state: Drabu

Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu today informed the House that Prime Minister’s Special Package of Rs. 80,000 crore was announced for the State for overall development and it cannot be confined to any area, district, region or divisions in particular.


Replying to a question by Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, the Minister said that under the package, Rs. 900 crore would be spent for stepping up of support under creation of infrastructure in district hospitals, sub-district hospitals and PHCs over 5 years. He said that Rs. 200 crore is meant for sports development in the state, Rs. 1200 crore for September 2014 flood assistance for completely damaged/severely damaged/ partially damaged houses-approx 73, 000 kucha houses and 1, 58,000 for pucca houses.

The Minister said that Rs. 2000 crore would be spent on permanent restoration of damaged infrastructure, Rs. 800 crore on interest subvention on assistance for restoration of livelihood for traders / self employed / business establishments, etc, Rs. 500 crore would be spent on restoration of damaged horticulture areas and development of horticulture in J&K, Rs. 3790 crore for distribution of special assistance for augmentation of infrastructure for distribution systems including capital cities, tourist destinations, Rs. 195 crore would be spent for price escalation under PMRP, Rs. 105 crore for distribution of advance technology interventions, smart grids and smart meters, Rs. 250 crore for two Solar pilot projects of 20 MW each in Leh and Kargil, Rs. 100 crore for solar off-grid Home System / Street lights, Rs. 2000 small hydro-preparation of DPRs and implementations / installations of SHP projects, Rs. 2000  crore Development of Tourism in the State, Rs. 100 crore for construction of Government tourist assets in lieu of damaged / destroyed assets, Rs. 141 crore for 12 development authorities, 3 tourist circuits, setting up of 50 tourist villages proposed under PMRP 2004 and conservation of Wular lake.

The Minister said that Rs. 744 crore would be spend under AMRUT, Rs. 500 crore for Smart Cities Mission, Rs. 193 crore under Swachh Bharat Mission, Rs. 163 crore would be spent for Balance Central share liability of ongoing JNNURM projects for the State of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Rs. 1080 crore would be spent on providing State Government jobs to additional 3000 Kashmiri Migrants (salary to be reimbursed by the centre for 10 years @ Rs. 30, 000 per month), Rs. 920 crore would be spent for construction of 6000 transit accommodations in the Kashmir valley, Rs. 500 crore for High end security and law order system in J&K, Rs. 2000 for rehabilitation package for one time settlement of 36384 families from POK and Chhamb DPs, Rs. 13 crore for rehabilitation package for Jammu migrants, Rs. 300 crore for establishment of 5 IR Battalion, Rs. 50 crore for undertaking the Pashmina Promotion Programme, Rs. 1350 crore for 90% grant portion of World Bank Assistance for Jhelum-Tawi Flood reconstruction project, Rs. 566 crore for counterpart funding-ADB-II, Rs. 273 crore for rehabilitation of Dal-Nageen Lake, Rs. 9 crore for construction of cold storage facilities at Leh and Kargil, Rs. 20 crore for 50% subsidy support for setting up solar driers, Rs. 450 crore for enhanced rate of remuneration to SPOs from Rs. 3,000 p.m to Rs. 6,000 p.m.

The Minister said that Rs. 50 crore would be spent for additional girls hostel in Higher Education Institutions, Rs. 712 crore for EAP project of J&K urban sector development investment programme, Rs. 280 crore for Plan for comprehensive Flood Management of River Jhelum & its tributaries, Rs.  1178 crore for Plan for comprehensive flood management of River Jhelum and its tributaries,

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