Rs 106 cr spent for backward regions in Jammu

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday said that an amount of Rs 106.73 crore has been spent under Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) in Jammu province during the last four years.

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar informed the House that an amount of Rs 106.73 crore has been spent under BRGF in Jammu province during the last four years.

Replying to a question of NC member Shehnaz Ganai in the Legislative Council, the Minister said 3,871 projects and works have been sanctioned under the scheme during last three years.

He said during the current financial year Action Plans of all the BRGF districts stands submitted to Centre well in time for approval and release of funds, but Centre has sanctioned and approved the Action Plan of District Ramban only and 483 works and projects have been sanctioned and approved during the current financial year in the district.