Budget and the region

  • Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2014 22:46 IST

Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2014-15 has 14 announcements for Punjab, HP, Haryana and J&K

• IIMs (Indian institutes of management) to be set up in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

• IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) to be set up in Jammu

• Rs 200 crore earmarked for conserving and preserving heritage character of Amritsar and five other cities under Hriday (National heritage city development augmentation Yojana)

• Agri-biotech centre in Mohali to be scaled up to give thrust to secondary agriculture through collaboration

• Renuka dam construction to be taken up on priority; initial sum of Rs 50 crore earmarked

• Horticulture University announced for Haryana

• Biotechnology research centre at Faridabad

• Amritsar-Kolkata industrial corridor master planning to be completed expeditiously

• Rs 500 crore for rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri migrants in Jammu and Kashmir

• Rs 200 crore provided for upgrading sports infrastructure in J&K

• Rs 50 crore for Pashmina Promotion Programme and another programme for the development of other crafts of J&K

• Ladakh among four places identified for setting up ultra mega solar power projects for which Rs 500 crore have been set aside

• Annual sports event for HP and other Himalayan region states

• New debt recovery tribunal to be set up at Chandigarh for NPAs (non-performing assets) of public sector banks

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