ADB to fund Sgr, Jmu flyovers
IPO holds interactive session
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Jammu, Feb 2: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the government has roped in Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance construction of Srinagar and Jammu flyovers, for which tenders would be floated by the middle of this year. “We have so many other proj¬ects in pipeline to decongest the roads and manage smooth ply of traffic,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that the inclusive development constitutes basic ingredient in the State’s development policy and all major decisions are out¬lined in the Budget which indicates the roadmap of development in all sectors across the State.
He said the scope of pre-Budget discussions has been widened and sug¬gestions from more and more groups in the trade and commerce, agriculture and horticulture and other fields are being given patient consideration and wherever possible incorporated in the formulation of plans.
On industrialisation, the Chief Min¬ister said that Government is providing various perks and concessions to the investors and working on industrial-friendly policy to encourage MSME and large industrial growth.
“The Government expects the industrial houses to absorb more and more locals and expand their activities in all feasible areas”, he added.
The CM urged the people to show their active involvement in ensuring good governance in J&K by using their rights guaranteed under various legisla¬tions introduced by his government.
He said: “Unless the common man utilizes the rights and powers granted to him under various legislations like Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) and Right to Information Act, the concept of good governance would not flourish.
Answering questions of the mem¬bers of the civil society at an interaction session organized by Institute of Public Opinion here, the Chief Minister said that about 50 services of six departments of Power, Transport, CAPD, Revenue, Housing and PHE have been brought under the ambit of PSGA so far. “It is being further widened to bring more services of public utility under it”, he added.
Omar said Cooperative sector in the State has not thrived despite so many measures. “We have to develop a cooperative culture and help to organize activi¬ties in handicrafts, agriculture, horticulture, transport and other sectors in cooperative mode”, he said adding that Government is ready to provide all help in this regard.
Omar talked about the loss, the State has to bear on account of supply of electricity and said that one can easily imagine that how difficult is the devel¬opment process in a State where there will be Rs 2000 crore loss on supply of electricity and had to pay more than Rs. 13000 crore as salary to its employees annually having only Rs 600 crore income yearly by all means.
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