J&K Budget: Of 30757 cr, only Rs 3600 Cr for dev projects
Mar 10: Of Rs 30757 crore allotted to the Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory
in the Union Budget of 2020-21, only Rs 3678 crore will be spent on development
documents reveal that funds earmarked in the union budget for J&K UT would
mostly be spent on salaries, pension, gratuity, 7th central pay commission
allowances and leave travel allowances of the employees.
to the break-up provided by J&K government, Rs 22000 crore would be spent
on salary, pension and other revenue component deficit in J&K UT.
Rs 4800 crore would be spent on meeting 7th CPC Allowance and LTC as per
commitments made by the Prime Minister and Home Minister after bifurcation of
Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories and abrogation of its special
status on August 5.
279 crore has been kept as disaster response fund to meet unforeseen
eventualities in J&K as per the guidelines of the Disaster Response Fund.
to documents, only Rs 3678 crore would be spent on development projects in UT.
Of these Rs 3678 crore, Rs 1248 crore have been earmarked for funding of
projects in rural and urban local bodies for one year and Rs 2430 crore for
financing UT projects/schemes.
per the documents, these funds are in addition to the resources being raised by
requirements, if any, will be reviewed at RE stage and projected accordingly,”
the documents further states.
disclosure has put a question mark on claims made by several leaders that these
funds would give a major boost to infrastructure development in J&K.
the Union Budget unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1,
the Centre proposed Rs 30,757 crore for Jammu and Kashmir and Rs 5958 crore for
Ladakh. (With inputs from KNO)