Pending projects for J&K, worth Rs. 5979crores sanctioned on anniversary of withdrawal of special status
The institutional architecture was in place and the government is moving ahead step by step
Over 2,000 infrastructure projects have been sanctioned in Jammu and Kashmir in the one year since Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, 2019.
According to a report by The Times of India, 2,273 projects worth Rs 5,979 crores pending for five to 10 years were sanctioned during this period. Of these, 506 projects have been completed.
The projects completed so far include phase 1 of the Jhelum flood mitigation project, opening up of 50 degree colleges, generating 10,000 employment opportunities and strengthening the panchayat structure, the report said.
According to the report, J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subhramanyam said the institutional architecture was in place and the government was moving ahead step by step. “Once we get the development process in place, once we get the jobs going, once we see the development process in place, once we get the jobs going, once we see the investment growing, you will find people in a different frame of mind,” he was quoted saying by The Times of India.
He also stated the J&K has been under tremendous misgovernance and out of proper administration due to corruption of the past administration, and a handful of powerful families controlled by them, the report said.