Fast-track development: Over 60,000 projects completed in J&K in last 3 years

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has completed over 66,000 developmental projects in the last three years.

From 2019 to January 2022, 66,724 developmental projects have been completed in the union territory.

As per an official document, during 2018-19 and 2019-20, 9229 and 12637 projects/ were completed respectively. “Similarly, during 2020-21, 21943 /projects were completed which shows a significant increase as compared to the previous years. During the financial year 2021-22, 22975 works have already been completed up to January 2022,” it said.

The document said that the “financial reforms and interventions” initiated by the Centre have facilitated the completion of such a long list of development projects in the union territory.

“Authorization of works/projects and resources allocation is made through BEAMS (Budget Estimation, Allocation & Monitoring System), which is real-time and paperless. Through these interventions, the Union Territory has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the completion of developmental works, and projects in the three years,” it said.

Apart from prioritizing newly sanctioned works, the administration has also focused on languishing projects.

As per the official figures, under the languishing projects programme, 1193 projects worth Rs 1984 crore were completed, including five projects which were incomplete for more than 20 years, 15 projects for more than 15 years, and 165 projects for more than 10 years.

Pertinently the  Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) earlier this month asked Jammu and Kashmir administration to complete ongoing developmental projects well in time to avoid cost overruns and develop a mechanism to regularly monitor the progress of the works.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also said that significant steps were taken by the government in the last three years to eliminate the impediments and expedite decisions on approvals for the timely implementation of projects.

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