In a major boost to upgrade rural roads, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced Rs 710 crores grant to the state to meet the expenditure on account of land acquisition under PMGSY.
“Good news is this that a note has already been prepared for grant of Rs 710 crores to the state under PMGSY for land acquisition. The proposal would be receiving Union Cabinet nod soon," said the Prime Minister on Tuesday evening.
The PM assured full support of the Union government to the state for its holistic and inclusive development. Despite financial constraints at the Union Government level prevailing at present, the officials said the Prime Minister promised to use his influence to provide substantial plan to the state for the current fiscal.
“When it comes to financing Jammu and Kashmir, we do not count the financial constraints," he said.
J&K Pradesh Congress Committee chief Saifuddin Soz thanked the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi for a special package of Rs 710 crores for construction of roads under PMGSY.