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Assembly round up Rs. 89 lakh spent on restorationof damaged roads, says Wani

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jammu, February 18, 2014
First Published: 18:51 IST(18/2/2014) | Last Updated: 18:53 IST(18/2/2014)

Roads and buildings minister Abdul Majid Wani on Tuesday said Rs. 89 lakh were spent on temporary restoration of the damaged roads due to natural calamity in the Nagrota constituency.


Replying to a question raised by MLA Jugal Kishore, the minister informed the House that no road project under the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and the Central Road Fund (CRF) had been proposed for funding in the Nagrota constituency during the current financial year.

Raising a supplementary question, Panthers Party MLA said many projects taken up in the first phase of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) had not been completed, while in the second phase these call for black topping, which was not started despite tenders being called.

Meanwhile, Gharu Ram Bhagat, AR Veeri and Ashwani Kumar also raised supplementary questions.
Replying to another question by Peer Afaq, the minister said eight structures had been removed so far and demolition of one structure was in progress from Nallabal Bridge at Nowshera to Police Station at Soura during the widening of the Khanyar-Zadibal road.

Meanwhile, Shamima Firdos demanded compensation for those whose structures came under bulldozer during the road widening in her constituency.

Govt approaches MHRD for opening of schools: DY CM

Deputy chief minister Tara Chand on Tuesday said the government had requested the union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) for grants for new educational institutions and up-gradation of existing ones in the state under various central schemes.

He said after receiving the Centre's nod, these schools would be established and upgraded as per the norms prescribed for the purpose.

Sartaj Madni, Zahoor Ahmed Mir and Javed Ahmed Dar raised supplementary questions.

Maternity hospital at Noorbagh ready for inauguration: Sharma

Public Health Engineering minister Sham Lal Sharma on Tuesday said the construction work of `11.54-crore maternity hospital at Noorbagh in the Eidgah constituency was nearing completion.
Replying to a question by Mohammad Yasin Shah in the House, the minister said it was ready for inauguration. He said eight posts at the hospital had already been sanctioned. He said for the up-gradation of the hospital as mother and childcare hospital along with creation of additional 38 posts of various categories was taken up with the planning and development department.

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