|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Jan 23: National bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), in a bid to give boost to the rural infrastructure in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, has sanctioned Rs. 209.87 crore for construction of 82 rural roads and 3 bridges.
"We have sanctioned these roads and bridges in 19 districts of UT of J&K, which will be implemented by the Public Works Department (PWD). The construction of roads and bridges would provide all weather improved connectivity to remote villages, marketing centres, several educational and public health institutions" P Balachandran, Chief General Manager of NABARD said.
He added, "The funding is a part of the national bank's 'Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)', which aims at augmenting rural infrastructure such as rural connectivity, availability of drinking water in every household, construction of irrigation projects etc."