Rs 180 cr to be utilized to develop three village clusters under SPMRM in J&K

Srinagar, Sep 7: An amount of Rs 180 crore is being infused to develop various projects in three village clusters in Jammu and Kashmir under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM).

An official spokesperson said that DPRs for developing three Rurban Clusters, identified in Kupwara (Khumrial), Leh (Spituk) and Jammu (Gol Gujral), have been formulated and based on these, fund requirement has been projected to tune of Rs 64.92 crore for developing Spituk village cluster.

“Rs 53.29 crore for Gol-Gujral and Rs 62.09 Crore for Khumrial,” he said.

Out of this, he said Rs 4.6 crore has been released for Spituk, Rs 4.6 crore for Gole Gujral and Rs 4.4. crore for Khumrial cluster, as Central and State assistance under the mission.

He said Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Thursday chaired the State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) meeting here to review the status of implementation of the SPMRM in the State.

The Executive Committee deliberated on the status of implementation of the mission, status of release of funds and department-wise investment required under Critical Gap Funding (CGF) and convergence for the three Rurban Clusters identified in Kupwara (Khumrial), Leh (Spituk) and Jammu (Gol Gujral).

The Chief Secretary asked the Secretary Rural Development Department to focus on development of essential infrastructural facilities and undertaking economic activities in consultation with the line departments and district administration for the benefit of the public.

Rurban Mission was launched in 2016 as an ambitious project to transform rural areas to economically, socially and physically sustainable spaces and trigger overall development in the region. Village clusters would be developed by provisioning of economic activities and providing infrastructure amenities. The mission aims to create 300 such Rurban growth clusters across the country.

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