To ensure effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has spent Rs 132.15 crore till February this year, the Assembly was informed today.
Winding up a discussion on the demand for grants of Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Rural Development departments, Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said to provide dwelling units to the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL), construction of 50,872 houses have been undertaken under Indira Awas Yojana.
Under the Prime Minister's Reconstruction Package, 119 model villages have been taken up for overall development, Sagar said, adding that 85 of these have been completed.
He said Total Sanitation Campaign is being implemented in the entire state.
Sagar said under the Integrated Water Development Project (Haryali), 37 projects have been taken up to cover 209 lakh hectares at a cost of Rs 125.52 crore.
Under the Swaranjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, 5,361 individuals and 6,387 self-help groups have been assisted to set up their own income generating units.
Sagar said in order to upgrade judicial infrastructure, Rs 191.2 crore have been made available for construction of district court complexes.
During 2009-10, 287 Lok Adalats were held in which 16,524 cases have been settled.
The House later passed the demand for grant of Rs 49,105 lakh unanimously.