Panel to review implementation of Rs 80,000-crore package

Panel to review implementation of Rs 80,000-crore package

SRINAGAR: The governor administration has formed a high-level monitoring committee to undertake a monthly review of the implementation of the projects funded under the Rs 80,000-crore Prime Minister’s Package in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Governor N N Vohra has approved the formation of the Committee to undertake review of the projects funded under The Aggregative Multi-sector Economic & Infrastructure Rebuilding (TAMIER)- Plan 2015-2020,” an official spokesperson said.
The Chief Secretary would head the committee and the Administrative Secretary of Planning and Development will be its member secretary, he said.
The committee will oversee the implementation of projects, monitor funds flow to ensure optimal utilisation, address any other issues, and keep the Governor informed on regular basis.
The TAMEIR Plan was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7 last year during his visit to Srinagar.
With the Centre s support, the Plan will implement humanitarian and multi-sectoral growth initiatives in the state.
The plan includes provision of relief to the families, affected in the September 2014 floods, in the form of enhanced ex-gratia relief, rehabilitation package for one time settlement of refugees from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Chhamb; rehabilitation package for return of Kashmiri Pandits.
Disaster management includes a comprehensive flood control project for river Jhelum and its tributaries.
Social Infrastructure includes creation of two AIIMS like institutions for healthcare in the state, establishment of IIM and IIT in Jammu, training to a lakh youth for self employment, enhanced rate of remuneration for SPOs, establishment of 5 IR Battalions and undertaking the Pashmina Promotion programme are in the plan.
The other members of the committee would be the administrative secretaries of the departments of forests, relief and rehabilitation, home, housing and urban development, power development, finance, public works (R&B), science and technology, higher education, agriculture production, health and medical education, tourism, and revenue.
Earlier in the day, Vohra met the home minister of India, Rajnath Singh, and discussed with him implementation of the package.
He briefed Singh about the steps taken for the implementation of the package that has five components including humanitarian relief, disaster management, social infrastructure, economic infrastructure and developmental spending, official sources said.
As per the package, to be implemented in five years, Rs 60,000 crore have been earmarked for new infrastructure projects in the state sector, around Rs 7,000 crore have been earmarked for the ongoing projects. Besides, Rs 8,000 crore has been earmarked for humanitarian relief including rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.

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