New Delhi: Accepting the demands of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the annual plan of Jammu & Kashmir worth Rs 6,600 crore for financial year 2011-12. The state has also been allocated Rs 1200 crore under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP).

“We will focus on every aspect of development in the state with special emphasis on infrastructure and energy,” Omar Abdullah said after his meeting with Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

According to sources, the state also sought release of an outstanding Rs 315 crore from the Centre, but the plan panel refused to clear for want of utilisation certificates.

Meanwhile, Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of the state government for giving priority to social sector, infrastructure and energy. He also praised the state government for successfully conducting the Panchayat polls.

“We are keen to provide development in every sphere as the expectations of people in the states have gone up,” Omar said. 

 

(JPN/Bureau)