Govt mulls to create ‘Material Bank’ for JK’s infrastructural growth: LG
2: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Coordination Committee today
called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
led by Chairman, JKCCC, Ghulam Jeelani Burza, apprised the Lieutenant Governor
about their concerning issues and other impediments in the progress of
development projects across Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation comprising the
members form Jammu and Kashmir divisions put forth the issues related to
delayed payments which they construe as the main reason for slow pace of works.
The Lt Governor
assured the delegation that the Government is committed to release all their
authorized payments. He said that comprehensive budgeting has to be done in
this regard which can bring some immediate changes on the ground for all the
The Lt Governor
said that Government is already planning to create a Material Bank for smooth
infrastructural growth of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are mulling to create our own
material bank which will help us bring all the raw material under one-roof,” he
He observed that
the Government was aiming to make a comprehensive plan for Infrastructure
Development in Jammu and Kashmir. This would be done to remove bottlenecks in
the implementation of fast track infrastructure projects.
Speaking to a
delegation, The Lt Governor hailed the role of local contractors and builders
in putting Jammu and Kashmir back on the track of development and prosperity.
He said that separate internet counters would be setup district-wise, so that
they (contractors) could file their tenders and GST and Income-Tax returns.