Jammu, Dec 27: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha accorded approval to different developmental activities here including construction of road in district Reasi, establishment of Industrial Estate at Akhnoor besides transferring land for different public purposes.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
The AC in its meeting approved construction of road from Sujandhar to Ratnote via Gabbar Sarote in district Reasi (Length 13.10 Kms) at an estimated cost of Rs 27.588 Cr under RIDF XXIX funded through NABARD loan assistance and UT Government as per 90:10 ratio.
This road shall benefit about 10,000 people of villages Sujandhar, Samak, Chardel, Doda, Tolan Laid, Lower Gabbar, Bagdhar, Jhatakote, Batalade, Ratnote and adjoining habitations in Reasi District who are suffering in absence of any terrestrial connectivity.
The AC also approved transfer of land for public purposes to the departments for carrying out different developmental activities. In favour of School Education Department it transferred 10 Kanals of land situated at village Padergund, Tehsil Villagam, District Kupwara for construction of Government Boys High School Dahama, 2 Kanals of land situated at village Nowhatoo, Tehsil & District Anantnag for construction of Government Middle School Nowhatoo, Zone Anantnag.
It also transferred 8 Kanals of land situated at estate Pallar, Tehsil & District Budgam in favour of Social Welfare Department for construction of Vatsalya Sadan. Moreover 200 Kanals of land in estate Larmoo Tehsil Awantipora District Pulwama in favour of Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Awantipora for creating necessary infrastructure.
The AC provided 300 Kanals of land situated in estate Kenihama, Tehsil B.K. Pora, District Budgam in favour of Higher Education Department for construction of various establishments of Cluster University, Srinagar
In another decision the AC accorded approval to the project development of Industrial Estate at Sole Sungal, Akhnoor for development of 100 Kanals of land which includes road widening, retaining/boundary wall, power supply, water supply, administrative block, street lighting and centralized effluent treatment plant.
The project shall be funded out of the capex budget of the department from the year 2023-24. The project would entail an expenditure of Rs 23.78 Cr. As on date out of 100 kanals of land, 72 kanals has been allotted to the entrepreneurs and 28 Kanals of land is under utilities.
The project will boost industrial development in Jammu Division along with providing employment to the youth as it envisages setting up of developmental estate which would attract investment of Rs 33.27 Cr thereby creating job avenues to around 500 youth.