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Budget and the region

Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 10, 2014
First Published: 22:31 IST(10/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:46 IST(10/7/2014)
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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