Rs 1557 cr needed for newly-created admin units

Jammu: Having recently approved 659 new administrative units in the state, Jammu and Kashmir government now requires nearly Rs 1557 crore annually for creation of requisite infrastructure for the newly-created administrative units.
Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Ajaz Ahmed Khan informed the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that nearly Rs 1557 crore would be required annually for creation of requisite infrastructure for new administrative units in the state, adding that government would strive ensure to arrange adequate funds for the purpose.
He said the government has already ordered to constitute an expert committee to look into the demands for creation of more administrative units in left out areas of the state.
Replying to a clubbed question by G M Saroori, Jagdish Raj Spolia and Yashpual Kundal in the House, the Minister said while recommending creation of new administrative units, both the Mushtaq Ganai Committee as well as Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) have taken in consideration the topography, terrain, accessibility, distance and population density while doing so.
He said the recommendations made by the said committees have already been sent to the respective Deputy Commissioners for determining the Geographical boundaries of the newly proposed units.