JAMMU SURPASSES SRINAGAR IN OUTLAY

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 17: Srinagar has been getting less allocation under the district plan in comparison to Jammu, a cursory look at the figures reveal. Even Leh and Kargil districts of mountainous Ladakh have been getting major fund share under the district plan in comparison to Srinagar.
On Monday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved Rs 109.47 crore district plan for Jammu for the ongoing financial year while Srinagar today got Rs 63 crore district plan in District Development Board meeting. Official statistics revealed while Jammu district got Rs 527.36 crores during six years, starting 2008-09, the allocation for Srinagar have been only Rs 301.9 crores during the same period.
The Kargil district with allocation of Rs 330.62 crores and Leh with Rs 369.16 crore have got more fund share than Srinagar under the district plans during these years.
Figures revealed that during 2008-09 while Srinagar was allocated Rs 33.34 crore district plan, Jammu got Rs 46.78 crore, Rs 44.7 crore plan was allocated to Kargil and Rs 72.58 crore plan to Leh during the same financial year.
During the same year, the total expenditure under the district plan was recorded at Rs 44.25 crore for Srinagar and Rs 52.78 crore for Jammu.
An official while explaining large expenditure than allocations during 2008-09 said it was a normal practice that Government allocates more fund in form of additionalities and allocation under different heads during a year as per the need.
“It happens every year and in every district almost,” he said. In 2009-10 the allocation for Srinagar under the district plan was Rs 42.17 crore while as Jammu was allocated Rs 72.92 crore and Kargil and Leh bagged Rs 71.38 crore and Rs 71.30 crore under district plans.
Again in 2010-11 Srinagar got less allocation under district Plan, Rs 45.47 crore. This time Jammu got Rs 92.65 crore district plan, more than double the allocation to Srinagar. Both Leh and Kargil were allocated over Rs 70 crore district plans. In 2011-12 the district plan for Srinagar was Rs 55.65 crore but Jammu was allocated Rs 99.94 crore district plan, again almost double than that of Srinagar.
This time Kargil and Leh were allocated Rs 71 crore and Rs 75 crore district plans respectively. Last year Srinagar was allocated district plan of Rs 61 crore while Jammu bagged the plan of Rs 105 crore. The district plan for Kargil and Leh during 2012-13 was Rs 71 crore and Rs 76 crore.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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