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PM package: Rs 44,800 cr for improving infrastructure,tourism

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New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Over Rs 44,800 crore out of the Rs 80,000 crore package announced today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been earmarked for improving road infrastructure and promoting tourism in the state.

An amount of Rs 7,854 crore have been given for flood relief, reconstruction and flood management. “This includes monetary help to people for reconstruction of damaged houses and for infrastructure; restoration of livelihood for traders and small businessmen; a plan for comprehensive flood management of river Jhelum and  its tributaries; and Jhelum-Tawi flood reconstruction project,” an official statement here said.

The Prime Minister today announced Rs 80,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir, at a public rally at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar.
A sum of Rs 42,611 crore are for road and highway projects which include construction of Zojila tunnel; semi ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar; projects under Bharat Mala for better connectivity; and upgradation of important highway and other projects in the state, it said.


A total of Rs 2,241 crore are meant for promoting tourism in the state by developing new projects and tourist circuits, and setting up of 50 tourist villages. In addition, Rs 11,708 crore are for power, new and renewable energy. This includes augmentation of power infrastructure and distribution systems; solar power; small hydro projects, the statement said.Rs 4,900 crore has been earmarked for improving health care facilities in the state which includes creation of two AIIMS-like institutions in capital cities of the state,  and support for creation of infrastructure in hospitals and primary health centres.