Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday appealed to elected representatives to join hands with the government in addressing the needs of the people in the state.
A government spokesman said the Governor's administration in consultation with elected representatives was committed to ensuring equitable development of all regions of the state.
Elected representatives being the custodians of the 'public interest' have enormous responsibility to project the concerns, problems and priorities of their constituents before the government for redressal in a time bound manner, the statement said. In this direction, the government approved a major initiative by setting up the J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).
Through JKIFDC, the government will spend up to Rs 8000 crore to complete unfinished/languishing infrastructure projects in the state.
"Many of them have been started many years ago and their incomplete status is a great inconvenience to the people," the statement said.
"Therefore, elected representative are fervently requested to identify and prioritise all such incomplete/languishing works critical for their respective constituencies from the public stand point," it added.
The elected representatives, the statement said, are "requested to project ongoing or incomplete developmental projects in their constituencies and require funding for their timely completion".
These could be roads, bridges, drinking water schemes, school building, medical facilities and other projects.
Elected representatives may forward their requests through the concerned deputy commissioner or directly to the planning development and monitoring department.