New Delhi , Oct. 26 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and discussed steps to accelerate development projects in the Valley.
"It was decided to fast track the projects under Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) by making encumbrance free land available for the Infrastructure projects including Road, Power, and Health etc," read the missive issued by the Centre.

Under the Prime Ministers' Development Package for Jammu and Kashmir, worth Rs 80,068 crores for 63 major development projects, pertaining to 15 Central Government Ministries, an amount of Rs 62.599 Crores has been sanctioned and an amount of Rs 22,042 Crores has been released, the statement read.

It has been decided to provide special emphasis for the development of border areas while selecting projects under the Border Area Development Program (BADP) and to ensure safety of the people residing there.

Construction of bunkers along the border will also be expedited.

"It was also decided to accelerate the development projects relating to additional jobs to Kashmiri migrants transit accommodations, transfer of cash relief/honorarium through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode and providing employment to youth of J and K," the statement added.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and other senior officials from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and State Government.

(Posted on 26 October 2017, 1695754534 3O239O59O31)