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if anybody from original samba ( j&k)would like to contact me.I was born in samba in december 1936 .Belong to an educated family from Samba.We lived in Mohalla GADATH at the time of separation,i,e,1947.

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J&K state housing policy for economically weaker sections

Jammu, Feb 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government will announce a comprehensive housing policy for economically weaker sections of the society.
This was stated by the Minister for Urban development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, while replying to the debate on demand of grants for the departments under his charge in the Legislative Assembly this afternoon.
Govt started construction of housing flats.
"To provide affordable housing facilities to the people in two capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir and major towns, the government has started construction of a chain of housing flats," he said.
One such colony named Gulposh is being developed in Bemina in Srinagar whereas three flat type housing colonies are being constructed in Muthi and Gandhi Nagar in Jammu, the minister added.
In view of scarcity of land in the two cities, he said the government has decided to construct high-rise housing colonies for low income groups at affordable prices.

The minister also said that a proposal for construction of multi-level parking at General Bus Stand in Jammu, which is estimated to cost Rs 130 crore, has been finalised and tenders have been invited.
Construction work of 1015 lanes, surface drains, at the cost of Rs 18 crore, is under execution, he added.

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Work apace on 63 roads, bridges in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 05: Work is apace on 63 different Road and Bridge projects in Kashmir division under R&B sector.

The estimated cost of these projects is Rs. 442.08 crore, from which an amount of Rs.198.20 crore has already been spent on the execution of these projects.

This information was given out in the meeting of Committee on Public Undertakings of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) held here today under the chairmanship of Legislator Abdul Rehman Veeri.

The other Members of Legislative Assembly Mustafa Kamal, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, Charan Jeet Singh, Ajaz Ahmad Jan, Muhammad Yaseen Shah and Member Legislative Council Asgar Hussain were also present on the occasion.

The meeting discussed threadbare various issues relating to the proper implementation of the schemes undertaken by the JKPCC.

The Committee reviewed the pace of work on Ganpath Bridge across river Chenab at Doda, which is under execution since November 2006.
The Bridge is likely to be completed in March 2016 at an estimated cost of Rs. 35.71 crore out of which Rs. 13.63 crore have been incurred on the execution of the bridge up to June 2014.

Earlier, the concerned MLAs enquired about the status of works being executed in their constituencies.

Giving details of the work, the MD JKPCC informed the meeting that there are six projects under different stages of execution at Bandipora District which include Degree College at Sonawari and Gurez besides Polytechnic College at Bandipora.

Speaking on the occasion Veeri stressed upon the concern officers that all the projects should be completed within the stipulated time frame so that benefits of the projects could percolate to the target population.
He also underscored the need that the projects undertaken for execution should not be thrown half way for want of funds or any other formality.

Among others the meeting was attended by MD, JKPCC P L Bhushan, Director (F) R&B I A Wani, Director Finance JKPCC S K Sen, General Managers and Deputy General Managers of JKPCC and other concerned officers.
Equitable development a thrust area in State’s Policy Planning: Omar
SRINAGAR, Aug 5: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday inaugurated various major projects completed in the State under the holistic and comprehensive development programme launched by the government to give fillip to the construction of basic infrastructure and help economic welfare of the people.

The Chief Minister in the morning inaugurated Rs. 147.75 crore Lift Irrigation Scheme Tral, Stage I and II to benefit 25 villages of Partapora Check, Panchpora, Dadoo, Hari-Arigam, Batpora, Buchhoo, Saimoh, Rathsona, Pinglish, Laribal, Haffoo, Hayena, Reshipora, Chewa, Mandura, Shaldraman, Chan-Kitar, Khasipora, Panzoo, Luraw, Lurgam, Hundura, Wagad, Chhatrigam and Nahir.

The scheme will feed cultivable command area of 4000 hectares in three stages while the completion of first two stages will bring greenery to about 3000 hectares parched land.

The commissioning of this scheme will help farmers to cultivate vegetables, Potato, Pulses, Maize and Lucerne in the Kharief Season and Oil Seeds, Wheat and Peas in the Rabi Season.

Minister for PHE and Irrigation, Sham Lal Sharma and Minister of State for Irrigation and PHE, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi were also present on the occasion among others.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated Sub-District Hospital Beerwa today which has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 523 lakhs. The work on the project was started in the year 2008-09 and its Executing Agency is JKPHC.

This facility would enhance the availability of health care in the area and provide better and modern treatment to the patients. Upgradation and improvement of health facilities particularly in rural areas has received added attention during the present government’s tenure and coming up of Sub-District Hospital at Beerwa is a part of the gigantic infrastructure development programme started in the State by the Omar Abdullah led government.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the two prestigious Rehabilitation Complexes at Rambagh and Jahangir Chowk Srinagar constructed for Shopkeepers who have been displaced due to the construction of Rs. 256 crore-Jahangir Chowk-Rambagh Express Corridor Flyover launched by the State Government under Asian Development Bank funding.

News Updated at : Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Altaf reviews progress on Arigutan Park project

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Srinagar, August 22: Arigutan Environment Park, coming up in Kulgam constituency at a cost of Rs. 1.05 crore, would be completed and dedicated to public next month.

This information was given to the Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad at a meeting convened to review the status of the Park. Spread over 4.3 hectares of land, the foundation of the park was laid last September by the Forest Minister aimed to give alternate recreational facilities to the people of the Kulgam district.

MLA, Kulgam M.Y Tarigami, Secretary Forests, Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir, Director Ecological Environment and Remote Sensing besides other senior officers of the forest department were present on the occasion.

It was given out that most of the works have been completed while work is going on the remaining part of the project. The concerned officers were asked to monitor the progress of the project and ensure that it is completed as per the schedule.

While reviewing the availability of timber in the constituency, it was given out that 35000 Cft have been dumped in different sale depots of forest department targeted for current year and the sale has been started from this month.

The Minister asked the concerned officers to verify the cases thoroughly and ensure that timber will reach to the genuine and deserving families.
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