Jammmu and Kashmir has been awarded the best improved infrastructure award by a private media house, India Today.
Roads and buildings commissioner secretary Tanveer Jahan and Economic Reconstruction Agency chief executive officer Tahseen Mustafa received the award presented by union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh.
The award comes in recognition of a slew of infrastructure projects that were launched by chief minister Omar Abdullah in various sectors ranging from roads, irrigation, agriculture, water-supply, rural and urban development, bridges, hydroelectric power, horticulture, health and education.
The state has launched power-projects with a potential of adding 1,750MWto the state's power pool.
Abdullah, while welcoming the award, said that this award recognises the performance of the NC-Congress coalition government in ushering Jammu and Kashmir into a corrective era of growth, economic self-reliance and prosperity, and the efforts of the government to bring the state at par with the most developed states in India.