The Centre has sanctioned projects worth Rs 66,300 crore in the Rs 80,068 crore special package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said Friday.
They said there are 63 projects in the package covering various sectors namely Road, Power, Renewal Energy, Health, Education, Water Resources and Tourism among others.
"Till date, an amount of Rs 66,300 crore has been sanctioned. Thirteen projects have already been completed, 44 are under implementation and six very complex projects are under various stages of processing," an official said.
Back in November, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Rs 8,000 crore has been earmarked for completion of all developmental projects which have been hanging fire for decades for want of adequate resources.
He directed the administration to gear up for completing the projects within the set time frame.
"Rs 8,000 crore has been earmarked for completion of all such projects which are hanging fire for decades for want of adequate resources. Inordinate delay in the execution of developmental projects not only leads to cost and time overrun but also fuels public dissatisfaction as they are not able to benefit from the same," Malik said.
The Governor also said 423 projects costing Rs 682.58 crore in the public health engineering sector, 312 road and bridge projects costing Rs 586.40 crore in public works department, 76 projects costing Rs 188.73 crore in irrigation sector, 35 projects costing Rs 230.54 crore in industries and commerce, 39 projects costing Rs 23.75 crore in school education, 48 projects costing Rs 90.52 crore in health and medical education, 81 projects costing Rs 258.60 crore in Ladakh Affairs and six projects costing Rs 65.38 crore in tourism sector, were the other pending projects.
(with inputs PTI)