Jammu and Kashmir government has sought a central fund of Rs 100-crore to carry out dredging of river Jehlum to avert flood damages in state.
A fund of Rs 100 crore is being sought for a project which has been formulated for dredging the channel from Ningli nallah to Khadinyar to save the adjoining areas from flood damages, Minister for Public health engineering, irrigation Taj Mohiuddin said on Thursday.
Addressing a meeting of officers of his ministry in Srinagar, he said a detailed report in this regard would be submitted to the Centre soon.
Besides another fund of Rs 37 crore would be sought for building flood protection dams in border areas of Uri and Baramulla, 55 kms from, he said.
Under Flood Control schemes, seven streams are being treated in Kupwara district against dredging, de-silting at a cost of Rs 4.90 crore, officials said.