Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday announced Rs. 35 crore under Special Area Development Programme (SADP) for Srinagar.
Besides, the chief minister gave his nod to Rs. 63.47 crore Annual Plan 2013-14, making the total funds of Rs. 98.47 crore available to the district for the current financial year.
Chairing the Srinagar District Development Board meeting, the chief minister asked the planning department to revisit the system of allocating funds under district plans and take corrective measures to remove the distort if observed in the allocation of funds to Srinagar district.
The chief minister admitted that Srinagar was not receiving funds under the NABARD, MGNREGA and other Centrally sponsored schemes in various sectors for being highly urban in its characteristic.
“However, the distort in allocation of funds has to be examined and removed once for all so that the district does not rely on additionalities and special grants, which sometimes are not available at the end of the year and mar development process in the District,” he said.
The Chief Minister directed the district administration to utilize Rs. 35 crores made available to the District under Special Area Development Programme on completion of ongoing schemes.
Abdullah said two major water supply schemes of Tangnar involving Rs. 148 crores and Sukhnag costing Rs. 121 crore are expected to be completed this year.
He said the government was expecting some Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200 crores under JNNURM this year. “It would help to give fillip to providing better civic facilities to the people in the twin cities of Srinagar and Jammu,” he said.