JK Govt Canít Run Even For One Day Without Delhi Funding: Taj

JK Govt Canít Run Even For One Day Without Delhi Funding: Taj

21 October 2012
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohiuddin Sunday said Jammu and Kashmir government cannot run without the funding of New Delhi even for one day. He said Government of India provides 90 percent funds for development works in Jammu and Kashmir while only one percent funds are provided by the state government. ďThe J&K government cannot run without the funding of central government even for one day,Ē Taj said. The irrigation minister said the state government would reclaim its water share from Punjab after 30 years and would construct its own canal for irrigation purpose. He said the income of J&K has increased by Rs 1000 crore after he imposed water tax. Now the stateís income has increased from Rs 5000 crores to Rs 6000 crore. He said the state government has more expenditure than its resources.