Governor requests Delhi to ‘urgently’ release funds to JK

March 29:Jammu and Kashmir governor N.N. Vohra has requested New Delhi to urgently release funds for the state.

He has addressed Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance, and requested him for urgent release of funds due to the State, a government handout said today.

The Governor has elicited the intervention of  Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance to get the following funds released: Rs.800 crore for providing interest subvention to the traders and business enterprises who were adversely affected by the floods; the last installment of State’s share in the Central Taxes (2015-16); Rs.649 crore due as the last installment under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rs. 305 crore under MGNREGA.

The Governor has once again thanked Union Finance Minister for releasing Rs.1194 crore for disbursement of relief to the flood affected house owners. He informed the latter that as of now almost Rs. 1000 crore has been disbursed to the entitled persons.

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