Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today informed the House that a proposal for creation of Development Authority (DA) at Nobra has been received from Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh. He said the same is under examination with the government.Meanwhile, Minister for Planning, Mr. Ajay Sadhotra informed the House today that funds to the tune of Rs 3859.72 crore have been released to the districts of the State under District Plan during last two fiscals. He said that out of which Rs 1887.22 crore have been released during 2012-13 and Rs 1972.50 crore during 2013-14 under District Plan.
Replying to a question by Mohammad Sharief Niaz in the House, the Minister informed that the data generated by the Planning and Development Department does not recognize Constituency as the unit of development.The Minister said that funds to the tune of Rs 14600 crore have been released under State Plan to different sectors during last two financial years for comprehensive development in all districts.In reply to the supplementaries, the Minister said that allocation of funds under District Plan on Constituency basis as per data generated would be considered. He said that Rs 10 crore have been released under BADP in the State and Education Department has been asked to forward requirement of funds for completion of ongoing school buildings. He said that District Development Board meetings have been started and 75 per cent allocation released under Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Legislators, Mr. A. R. Veeri, Peer Aafaq, Mr. Mohammad Irfan Shah, Advocate Abdul Haq, Mr. Rafi Ahmad Mir, Mr. G. M. Saroori, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, Mr. Radhey Sham, Syed Bashir Ahmad, Mrs Indu Pawar, Mr. Krishan Chander Bhagat and Mr. M. Y. Tarigami raised supplementaries and demanded release of funds on Constituency basis under district sector. They also stressed timely release of funds under State and Centre Plans for completion of ongoing projects besides taking up of new projects in their Constituencies. (KNS)