Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday ordered constitution of an official panel, to be headed by Chief Secretary, to sort-out issues regarding Shahpur Kandi Barrage project with the Punjab Government.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chaudhary and Minister of State for PHE and I&FC, Syed Farooq Andrabi were present in the meeting.
The Chief Minister called for time-bound settlement of all pending issues with the Punjab Government to realize J&K’s due share in power supply as well as irrigation.
While reviewing the status of the project, the Chief Minister was informed that the present issue of construction of Shahpur Kandi Barrage has it’s provenance in the agreement signed on 29 January 1979, regarding Thein Dam and Power Plant Scheme between Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. However, since the inception of the Agreement various issues pertaining to irrigation, power, compensation and employment have cropped up, which are required to be resolved for reaping the benefits as per the agreed entitlements.
The meeting was also attended by Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development and Monitoring, Mr B B Vyas, Commissioner Secretary, PDD, Mr Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, Revenue, Mr Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Secretary PHE and I&FC, Mr Sanjeev Verma, Director Information, Mr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Abdul Majeed Bhat.
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