The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that it would be spending around Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works with special emphasis on education and road connectivity over the next five years.
The information was shared by the Public Works Minister, Naeem Akhtar on 7 August 2017 while addressing a public meeting in Ramban, one of the 22 districts of the state.
Akhtar said that the state is set to enter an era of unprecedented development as the government is spending Rs 1 lakh Cr on roads, buildings and creation of other public assets in the next five years.
He also cleared that there is no scarcity of funds on part of the government. In fact, he said that new projects are being taken up regularly whereas old ones are being completed with expedited urgency.
Further, the minister said that equal emphasis would be paid on all the constituencies for the development works. “The major advantage of this huge spending will be its commitment to ensuring equitable development of all regions,” he said.
He also appealed to people to be aware of what is going on and keep an eye on the development works to ensure there is no wrongdoing. He said that as the projects are being funded from the public money and implemented for the benefit of the local population, the concerned people need to keep an eye on the quality execution of the projects.
Akhtar assured the people saying, “If you find any problem approach me without any delay and we will address the issue.”
- With inputs from PTI
When: Over the next five years
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