Central government has been maintaining that they are releasing the funds on time for the development of Jammu and Kashmir but even the
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha recently in an interview said that there is a need for the huge push to the development here as there is not proper infrastructure in place for Jammu and Kashmir to grow on modern lines.
He has been visiting the districts of Jammu and Kashmir himself to identify the delay and fix the problems. He has been very active to monitor such projects especially those which are sanctioned under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) projects.
Recently Lt. Governor reviewed the progress of these projects in a high level meeting which was attended by all the high level bureaucrats of Jammu and Kashmir administration.
During the meeting, the Lt Governor sought a comprehensive report of the sector-wise implementation of 54 projects sanctioned under PMDP with an outlay of Rs 58,627 crores and reviewed the Financial and Physical progress achieved so far. Secretary Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction (DMRRR) gave a PowerPoint presentation and informed the Chair about the present status of PMDP projects of various departments and iconic projects including Health, Education, Tourism, Horticulture, Sports, Jal Shakti, PWD, and Housing & Urban Development. He was apprised about various major projects including upgrading of Uri-Poonch road, Srinagar-Leh road via Kargil, special repair of roads and bridges, projects proposed under Bharat Mala for the length of 105 KM for tourist connectivity, Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road, construction of semi-ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar, AIIMS at Jammu/Kashmir, construction of IIM Jammu and IIT Jammu, etc.