By Accommodation Times News Services
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, announced a development package of Rs. 80, 000 crore for the State of Jammu and Kashmir, in order to reconstruct the state, after the massive destruction happened due to floods occurred last year. Modi aims to modernise, develop and prosper Jammu Kashmir. In his address at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar, Narendra Modi recalled former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s message of Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat.
“India is not complete without Kashmiriyat,” the Prime Minister said, mentioning the Sufi tradition of India.
Following are the highlights of the Rs. 80,000 crore development package announced by PM for Jammu and Kashmir.
Flood relief, reconstruction and flood management – Rs. 7854 crore
This includes monetary help to people for reconstruction of damaged houses and for infrastructure; restoration of livelihood for traders and small businessmen; a plan for comprehensive flood management of the River Jhelum and its tributaries; and Jhelum-Tawi flood reconstruction project.
Road and highway projects – Rs. 42611 crore
This includes construction of Zojila tunnel; semi ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar; projects under Bharat Mala for better connectivity; and upgradation of important highway and other projects in the State.
Power, New and Renewable Energy – Rs. 11708 crore
This includes augmentation of power infrastructure and distribution systems; solar power; small hydro projects.
Health – Rs 4900 crore
This includes creation of two AIIMS-like institutions in capital cities of the State, and support for creation of infrastructure in hospitals and Primary Health Centres.
Human Resource Development, Skill Development and sports – Rs. 2600 crore
This includes establishment of IIT and IIM in Jammu; stepping up efforts under the HIMAYAT scheme to train one lakh youth over five years, and augmenting sports infrastructure.
Agriculture and Food Processing – Rs 529 crore
This includes support for horticulture, and creation of cold storage facilities
Tourism –Rs. 2241 crore
This includes new projects and tourist circuits, and setting up of 50 tourist villages.
Urban Development – Rs. 2312 crore
This includes amounts under Smart Cities and Swachh Bharat missions; and for infrastructure in towns of Jammu and Kashmir.
Security and Welfare of displaced people – Rs. 5263 crore
This includes amounts towards jobs for Kashmiri migrants, rehabilitation of families from Chhamb and PoK, construction of houses, and setting up of five India Reserve Battalions. The India Reserve Battalions will create 4000 jobs for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pashmina Promotion Project – Rs. 50 crore
Total package amount – Rs. 80,068 crore