JAMMU: Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture, Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bhalla on Sunday said that Rs. 19 crore flats for rehabilitating the urban poor of City of Temples under the centrally sponsored scheme are completed at Sunjwan, adding that allotment process by JMC is under progress.
This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the populace of Sunjwan after starting construction work of crossing culvert at Jallalabad, here on Sunday.
Bhalla said that the complex is completed with 326 dwelling units, where the State subject urban poor would be rehabilitated under proper norms.
The minister said that the government is fully aware of hardships of weaker sections of the society and is making all out efforts to mitigate them on priority basis.
Bhalla hoped that people will cooperate with executing agencies in effective implementation of development works in their Bastis. He called upon the people that their development related issues would be redressed in a phased manner, adding that focus of the government is to develop all the poor Bastis on modern lines by providing safe drinking water, power, better roads, bye-lanes, drains, besides educational and healthcare infrastructure.
The minister asked the executing agency to complete all the launched projects in urban poor Bastis within stipulated time frame for the benefit of general masses, adding that it is the duty of Coalition Government to fulfil the aspirations of the people across the State.
Bhalla called upon the people not to extend their ramps and houses on lanes and Nallahs. He appealed to them to cooperate with government in this regard so that their localities could be developed with all basic amenities.
The minister said that the government has launched various schemes to uplift the socio-economic status of the poor across the State. He said each beneficiary will be provided financial assistance of Rs 2.75 lakh in three installments to State subject urban poor under BSUP.
The minister said that focused attention is being paid to uplift underprivileged and deprived sections of the society and special schemes have been launched to rehabilitate and improve living standards of underprivileged sections of the society. He said for this purpose, Government has provided liberal funding to upgrade the Bastis of the poor under Rajiv Awas Yojna, Rajiv Awas Yojna and BSUP scheme.
Bhalla further said that RAY is to be implemented in a mission mode and will provide financial support through J and K Housing Board for providing housing and improvement of basic civic infrastructure.
Later, Bhalla also reviewed progress of upgradation work of recreation parks at Channi Himmat Sector-5 and Sector-4, for which government has earmarked Rs. 25 lakh. He asked the accompanied Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board (JKHB) to complete illumination, landscaping, drinking water, walkway and viewpoints within stipulated time frame so that the evening and morning walkers could enjoy their spare time there in good environment.
The minister said that government has earmarked Rs. 3 crore for channelisation of existing primary drains and construction of new secondary drains in Channi Himmat under JKUSDIP package. He asked the ERA to gear up men and machinery in completing the 3,287 meter long R2 deep drain at Channi Himmat.
Bhalla said that government has earmarked Rs. 14.87 crore for channelisation of R1, R2 and R3 Nallahs, adding that works on the three projects are under progress on war-footing and would be completed within stipulated time frame. He asked the ERA to use quality material on the development works, executed across the State under the sector.
For improving the drinking water supply in deficit areas of Channi Himmat, the minister said government has earmarked Rs. 10 cr for lying of 54 kilometer water supply pipes in the locality, adding that the project is under progress by ERA.