KCCI says New Delhi passing off usual expenditure as rehabilitation package

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Monday met here expressed strong objections at attempt by New Delhi to pass off its regular expenditures and other project spendings in the state as a Rehabilitation Package.
In a statement issued  here, it said that, the inclusion of Zozila Tunnel project that is expected to cost more than nine thousand crores besides building of tunnels on Manali-Leh  sector a have been clubbed with  announced rehab package for Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chamber dismissed the package as a weak exercise in which regular plan schemes and pending projects of the government are being projected as Special Rehabilitation.
It added that the the package holds no hope for the flood hit population and appears to be a mere financial jugglery of figures.
It said that the amount of Rs 800 crore as interest subvention that would not benefit anybody. The downgrading of AIIMS for Kashmir to an AIIMS like institution only further confirms that the AIIMS like institution was granted at the cost of Kashmir’s proposed AIIMS.

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