Jammu: Minister for Haj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri Sunday informed the House that Government will soon start digitization of wakf records to ensure safety of its assets and transparency in the functioning of the department, adding that an exclusive website will also be launched for the purpose.
Replying to Demands for Grants of Haj & Auqaf Department in LA , the Minister maintained that to generate income and to optimally use wakf land, the Wakf authorities would construct residential flats at Eidgah Jammu and it is also considering to upgrade Block B of Haj House, Jammu to provide more facilities to the people.
He said that the new initiatives which have been undertaken by the Wakf authorities include construction of Rs. 23 crore Shopping Complex at Residency Road, construction of new Jamia Masjid at Talab Khatikan at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 crore, extension of Jamia Masjid at Shahadra Sharief at a cost of Rs. 92 lakh and construction of 2 Shopping Complex’s at Rajouri at a cost of Rs. 1.81 crore.
The Auqaf Jammu also intends to impart para-medical training to the children of poor and down trodden families and in this regard an Institute of Para-Medics will be set up at Jammu, he said and added that a Sarai would also be constructed at Jammu to cater to the demands of the poor beneficiaries who come from hilly and backward areas of the State for various assignments.