Rs 60 cr earmarked under NREGA for JK
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 11: Minister for Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar Saturday said Rs 60 crore has been earmarked for current fiscal year under NREGA in J&K.
While equating the scheme to a potential tool for providing employment to the people living in far-flung areas, the minister said the scheme has been instrumental in changing the socio-economic set up across the country.
Sagar said Rs. 25 crore has been earmarked for the Kargil district under MGNREGA and hoped that that same would be utilized to the maximum and the benefit would percolate to the targeted populace.
The Minister, according to an official statement, stressed the officers to provide the necessary information about the various flagship schemes of the department to the people so that more and more can get benefitted from the same which would result in the socio-economic transformation of the people living in the hilly districts.
Meanwhile, Sagar said that the road connecting Kargil and Drass would be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 116 crore by the Border Road organization (BRO) which would effectively connect the two areas and also contribute in the economic development of the areas.
The Minister was addressing a series of public gatherings in Drass and Halqa Sabah.
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