Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government will set up 119 model villages in the state at an estimated cost of Rs142.80 crore under Prime Minister’s reconstruction plan, the state rural development minister Ali Muhammad Sagar said Tuesday.
Every village has been allocated a budget of Rs 1.2 crore to be spent on for developing it a model village, he said.
The minister, who chaired a high level meeting of the rural development department, stressed the need for proper implementation of the scheme so that welfare measures initiated by the government percolate to ground level.
Calling for accountability and transparency in the implementation process, Sagar said that due care should be taken for completing the process within stipulated timeframe.
“We have to ensure timely execution of the schemes so that people feel a sense of connectivity with implementing agencies and government as a whole,” he said.
The Rs2,400 crore Prime Minister’s reconstruction plan for Jammu and Kashmir includes upgradation of infrastructure in critical sectors, including power, road, communication, education, civic amenities, tourism, agriculture and food processing, industry, employment and income generation and relief and rehabilitation.