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J-K govt to provide safer places to ceasefire affected people

The cabinet also authorized the department for determining geographical limits of new and existing administrative units in the state.

By: Press Trust of India | Srinagar |
October 11, 2014 2:06:03 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday directed the Revenue Department to submit a comprehensive proposal for providing land at safer places for the people affected due to cross-border firing in the state.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah late last night, an official spokesman said.

“The Cabinet directed the Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Department to submit a comprehensive proposal to it for providing five marlas of land per family in safer zones, adjacent to the present villages, to the people affected due to cross border and cross LoC (Line of Control) firing in the state,” the spokesman said.

The cabinet also authorized the department for determining geographical limits of new and existing administrative units in the state, he said.

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The departments has been advised to complete the necessary exercise and place the case before the Cabinet in its next meeting for consideration.

He said the minister of Rural Development and minister of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation were authorized to order changes in the geographical boundaries and headquarters of the new administrative units, wherever necessary, falling under their respective ministries.

The government also approved the construction of pediatric hospital at Dewan Bagh Srinagar and the Health and Medical Education Department has been directed to have the project executed by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Company, the spokesman said.

The Cabinet also gave nod to the extension of the Srinagar Master Plan limits from present 416.25 sq km to 757 sq km by including local areas comprising of 163 settlements as local areas of Srinagar Development Authority which shall be the integral part of revised Srinagar Master Plan 2012-32, he added.

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