April 20: The Centre will fund
all incomplete projects approved under the phased-out JNURM during 2005-12 in
which 50 per cent finances have been released and progress achieved, Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was told at a meeting held here today.
The funding will be done under the newly-launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation
and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), she was told by officials at the meeting.
in 2015-16, the total allocation for J&K for the AMRUT mission for the
period of five years is Rs 744 crore.
At the meeting on urban development, Mehbooba asked policymakers to think
out-of-box to address emerging challenges of urbanization in the state as she
underlined the need for proper planning and management to ensure planned
development, basic amenities and a decent urban life to its people.
Expressing concern over the present state of urban planning and management, the
Chief Minister called for a systemic overhaul and suggested a series of
measures to provide efficient infrastructure,solid waste management and
building capacities of municipalities so that the minimum service guarantees to
the people are provided in a hassle-free manner.