‘Jammu & Kashmir will become a model of socio-economic development for the country’ | Jammu News

JAMMU: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is poised to become the latest success story among other states/union territories and socio-economic development model for the country, an official spokesman said here on Sunday.
Sharing more details, he said: “To achieve this goal, the government has provided a significant allocation in the 2022-23 budget for the rural sector to develop these areas and improve their status.”
“For the rural sector, an allocation of around Rs 4,627.85 crore in capital expenditure has been made for the year 2022-23, which is Rs 327.40 crore more than the previous year’s budget allocation,” he added. .
Sharing more, he said: “Of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 70% live in rural areas.”
“The development of rural areas is key to the overall development of the Union Territory. The rural sector needs infrastructure to support and guarantee significant investment and development aid.”
He added: “In the recently announced budget for J&K, under MGNREGA, it is expected to generate 426 lakh person-days during 2022-23.”
“Furthermore, it is proposed to issue 60,000 job cards based on demand and 1 lakh development works of different nature will be started and expected to be completed.”
Under Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), 1,500 elected representatives will be given an exposure visit outside the J&K Union Territory. Training and refresher training will be given to 1,12,000 participants (PRI/Line Department Officers/Officers) in a staggered manner.
Furthermore, Internet connectivity will be provided to all gram panchayats throughout the J&K Union Territory. 400 new and 300 existing panchayat ghars will be taken for construction and renovation respectively.
Under the new budget, 54,000 houses will be built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY – G) during 2022-23. Under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), 87,250 individual household latrines (IHHL) and 2,500 community sanitation complexes (CSC) are planned to be built during 2022-23.
Under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), it is proposed to form 21,194 self-help groups (SHGs) during 2022-23, it is planned to cover 20,000 from revolving funds and 18,000 from links with the Bank.
Under Himayat (Deen Dyal Upadhyaya-Gramin Kaushalya Yojana), skills training is proposed for 14,067 youth and 9,847 job placements during 2022-23.
Housing/office construction has begun. A provision of Rs 176.32 crore for the same has been maintained in the 2022-23 budget.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has implemented a third party inspection mechanism in the public works department (roads and bridges). All ongoing work will be under the control of the third-party inspection mechanism beginning in fiscal year 2022-23. The maintenance of the existing road infrastructure will receive focused attention during 2022-23 in terms of the Road Maintenance Policy 2021 approved by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
A total of 6,000 km of road paving is expected to be achieved during 2022-23 under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)/Cities and Towns/Central Roads and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF)/National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ( nabard )/ pothole-free roads.
Good infrastructure and extensive connectivity are the key factors for the growth and development of UT.


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