Crescent Kashmir

Important infrastructure

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Central government has given huge funds for the reconstruction and for the reformation of infrastructure projects here. It will be a game changer for an average resident of Jammu and Kashmir as the ground realities will change for him.

Under Crisis management component which costs Rs 5858 crs, includes undertaking a Comprehensive Flood Control Project for River Jhelum and its tributaries including dredging and desilting; assistance for permanent restoration of damaged public infrastructure assets; assistance under World Bank assisted Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery project; strengthening the Disaster Management Framework in the State, including setting up of EOCs and allied infrastructure etc.

In Social infrastructure component creation of two AIIMs like institutions for health care in J&K; stepping up of support for creation of infrastructure in District Hospitals; Sub District hospitals and PHCs was decide besides establishment of IIM, Jammu; IIT Jammu; 1,00,000 youth to be trained for self employment and wage employment placement linked skilled training under HIMAYAT scheme; construction of indoor and outdoor stadiums to encourage sports persons and to increase the economic activity in the region.

The fourth component involves action on projects in sectors relating to tourism, agriculture, horticulture and urban development and funding for externally aided projects etc.

The Economic Infrastructure component includes taking up major projects in sectors such as Power, Road, Transport and Highways, Urban Development such as Pakal Dul HEP, Srinagar-Leh 220 KV Transmission line; two Pilot Solar Power projects in Leh and Kargil; funds for Power sector Reforms; funds for augmentation of T&D System; preparation of DPRs and implementation/installation of Small Hydro Projects, four laning and improvement of different sections of Jammu-Srinagar Highway; five projects for improving road Connectivity in the State under Bharat Mala; Improving Urban infrastructure in the Capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar etc.

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