Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a review meet in Sri Nagar on the status of implementation of the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir where he said it will create jobs for the people of J&K.
I have asked the authorities to expedite the implementation of the PMDP in a time bound manner. It will create jobs for the people of J&K.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 9, 2017
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba were also present at the venue.
The PMDP, a Rs.80,068 crore package announced by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on November 7, 2015, covers 63 projects pertaining to 15 Ministries of the Government of India. The Union Government has already sanctioned Rs.63,000 crores for the various projects, which amounts to 78 percent of the total cost of the PMDP package. An amount of nearly Rs.22,000 crore has been released.
Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning. He was received at the airport by the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, senior minister Shri Abdul Rehman Veeri and Senior Officials of the State Government.
“I am going there with an open mind and I am willing to meet anyone who will help us in finding solutions to problems facing J&K,” said Shri Rajnath Singh in a tweet before leaving for Srinagar.