JK gets Rs 616.11 cr under DDUGJY: Dy CM

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) was sanctioned by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir in 2009 for Rs 1817.26 crore.
Replying to a question by Pawan Kumar Gupta, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the aim of implementation of R-APDRP in the state is to reduce the AT&C losses to 15 per cent after completion of the project.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that R-APDRP scheme is to be completed in a time bound manner failing which the grant in aid will be converted as loan. He said on the request of the State government, the last date has been extended to November 2016 by the Centre. He said that it is expected that the scheme would be completed in a time bound manner in the State.
Dr Singh said that Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) has been sanctioned for Rs 616.11 crore for 21 districts of the State by the Centre. He said that Rs 14.96 crore has been sanctioned for Udampur constituency under the scheme.
The Deputy CM said that Rs 1.04 crore have been utilized for electrification of un-electrified hamlets/households and creation of new sub-station in Udhampur constituency since 2010.
Responding to the supplementaris of Mr Ranbir Singh Pathania, Mr Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Raja Manzoor and Mr Dina Nath Bhagat, the Deputy Chief Minster said that Government would ensure up-gradation of power scenario equally in all areas of the State under centrally sponsored schemes. He said efforts are on to replace worn-out poles and old wiring besides up-gradation of Receiving Stations across the State. He said that all the left-out un-electrified areas are being covered under DDUGJY and R-APDRP schemes.
Inadequate funds halt work on Hyanpalpora bridge: Abdul Haq Responding to the supplementary of the member, the Minister clarified that in the first instance, the DPR for repair work of the bridge was formulated for Rs 21.68 lakh by the concerned engineers but the Engineers while surveying the bridge suggested for construction of new bridge at the site and thus formulated a new DPRs of Rs 53 lakh which was a big amount for the department to execute. He said that the Department is however considering arranging funds for construction of the bridge.
Srinagar Master Plan to be in public domain soon: Dy CM
Intervening during the Question Hour, the Deputy Chief Minister informed the House that 85 per cent work of the Srinagar Master Plan has been completed, adding that in this regard the elected representatives would be taken on board before putting the SMP draft in the public domain. He said that during formation of the Master Plans of twin cities, the Government has taken on board the concerned experts of various Departments in the State as well.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that some of the national and international experts were also invited to deliberate on the Master Plans during seminars and workshops held across the State. He said that their valuable suggestions and technical comments have been incorporated in the draft.
The Deputy Chief Minister, while responding to some of the members in the House said that Srinagar is the lifeline and developing it would be highest priority of the Government.

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