Jammu and Kashmir allocates Rs 88,911 crore for infrastructure


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In Jammu and Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, has approved Rs 88,911 crore as the State budget for fiscal 2019-20 to provide a massive push to public infrastructure across the State.

The Council has approved the development of metropolitan authorities for Srinagar and Jammu with an initial outlay of Rs 100 crore. About Rs 5,000 crore have been earmarked for power purchase. Rs 55 crore have been allocated for the promotion of solar power in the State. The annual allocation of Rs 400 crore for macadamisation of roads for 2019-20 was also sanctioned. Funds worth Rs 100 crore have been approved for the land acquisition of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) roads. Extra Rs 20 crore were announced for the beautification of bridges and flyovers in Srinagar and Jammu.

For fiscal 2019-20, Rs 500 crore have been fixed for the construction of drainage and sewerage network. An amount of Rs 7 crore have been approved for the rural development department for solid waste management. An additional Rs one crore have been allocated to the department for construction of quality pathways in mountainous villages. Around Rs 250 crore have been proposed for upgradation of existing infrastructure in the State. Moreover, Rs 350 crore have been granted for the completion of under-construction buildings including medical colleges, hospitals, and public health centres.

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