PM’s Kashmir package may be enhanced if resources permit: Jaitley

PM’s Kashmir package may be enhanced if resources permit: Jaitley

New Delhi: Pledging full support to the new PDP-BJP government to be formed in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Prime Minister’s Rs 80,000 cr package announced in November last year might be enhanced if resources permit.
“There are two guiding factors. One is the agenda for governance and one is the Prime Minister’s package. There is so much in the Prime Minister’s package that even if our resources permit us year to year, we will add to it,” he told PTI in an interaction.
“Therefore, I think this is a great opportunity to have the popular government there which implements each one of these suggestions,” he added.
Asked if the government of India will encourage them to implement the package, the Finance Minister said, “We are fully committed on that.”
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 80,000-crore package for “building a modern, progressive and prosperous state.”
The package includes money for providing relief and rehabilitation of 2014 flood victims, rehabilitation of West Pakistan refugees and Kashmiri Pandits, roads and highways, health and tourism.
On Saturday, PDP chief and Chief Ministerial candidate Mehbooba Mufti, met Governor N N Vohra and staked claim for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir with BJP backing the first Muslim woman CM of the state.