PMRP: Seven Years After

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Dr Manmohan Singh

Dr Manmohan Singh

When Dr Manmohan Singh announced Prime Ministers’ Reconstruction Plan in November 2004, it envisaged projects worth Rs 24,025.55 crores.

Now it costs a whopping Rs 33177.85 crores, probably because of the time and cost overruns and rolling of certain routine projects and schemes into it for the sake of ‘monitoring’. But seven years after, only Rs 11146.21 crores (33.59%) were spent by August 2011.

PMRP projects are implementation differently. Projects worth Rs 6199.66 crores (18.68% of the total PMRP) falling under state sector are implemented by the state and by now Rs 4349.71 crores (70.16%) is already spent.

Central sector projects are divided into two parts – one part is being implemented by various state government agencies on behalf of the centre and another part is directly handled by the central government institutions, mostly the NHPC and the BRO. Of the Rs 6341.35 crores worth projects (making 19.11% of the PMRP) being implemented by the state government for the centre, the implementation is to the tune of Rs 1624.74 crores – a target achievement by 24.61%. But the state government functionaries say the low level of achievement owes to the lack of decision of capital intensive JNNURM projects – Rs 552 crores for augmentation of drinking water in Jammu city, and drainage systems for Jammu and Srinagar cities that would cost Rs 1741 and Rs 1470 crores.

Central government agencies are left with projects worth Rs 20636.84 crores. These include NHPC’s six power projects, a power transmission line connecting Srinagar with Leh and six defence roads. By the end of August, the expenditure under this sector is at Rs 5171.76 crores which makes target achievement of 25.06 percent.

 

PRIME MINISTER’S RECONSTRUCTION PLAN (PMRP)

(Rs. In Crores)
Project Initial Cost Approved Cost Expenditure
A.     State Sector projects implemented by State Agencies
Baglihar HEP 630 630 630
Transmission & Distribution 707 1350.5 983.79
Sawalkot Access Road 119 119 119
Ramban- Dhamkund- Sawalkot road Added later 78 78
Mughal Road 159 639.85 479.32
Khanabal- Pahalgam road 25 110 110
Narbal- Tangmarg Road 38 116 114.57
Counter part fund-ADB: I 1970 486 486
Counter part fund-ADB:II 925 188
Salary for third teacher 54 54 54
14 New Degree Colleges 49 49 49
Establishment of 10 more Colleges Phase-II Added later 49 39.2
9 New Women ITI’s 30.6 30.6 28.89
Establishment of 5 more ITI’s Phase-II Added later 22.5 10.44
Model Villages (119) 142.8 142.8 140.62
Infrastructure Development of LAHDC 60 80 80
TRT (5242) for Kashmiri migrants To be estimated 384.41 308.88
Land acquisition for PMGSY roads Added later 577 450
Rehabilitation of Dal-Nigeen Lake Added later 356 0
Sub-Total (Ongoing) 3984.4 6199.66 4349.71
B.     Central Sector projects implemented by State Agencies
Elect. of all villages across the state To be estimated 844.19 519.47
Anganwadis (6817) in every habitation 20 20 20
Enhanced outlay for Reh. Council 3 3 3
National Rural Health Mission To be estimated 566.07 434.54
Construction of health centres through
external assistance
To be estimated 0 0
Setting up of 50 tourist villages 31.5 35 8.5
12 Tourism Development Authorities 240 240 94.91
Conservation of Dal Lake 237 298.76 178.05
Urban Self Employment 12.52 14.43 8.25
Sewerage & drainage for GreaterJammu(Now shifted to JNNURM) 1470 1741 0
Sewerage & drainage for Greater Srinagar(Now shifted to JNNURM) 1741 1470 0
Augmenation and improvement of water supply in Greater Jammu (Now shifted to JNNURM) 552 552 0
Conservation of Mansar Lake To be estimated 3 0.63
Conservation of Wular Lake To be estimated 120 0
Conservation of Tsomoriri Lake To be estimated 4.2 0.22
Extending total literacy campaign 1 3.19 1.15
Compensation to industries Units To be estimated 10 2.83
Rehabilitaion of Horticulture Industry 100 100 139.97
Assistance to agriculture graduates 1.35 1.35 0
Const. of food storage facilities at Leh & Kargil 100 100 0
Raising of 5 IRP battalions 150 150 150
Reh. Of people effected by Cross Border Shelling 72 58.99 58.99
Reh. of Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir migrants To be estimated 6.17 4.23
Sub-Total 4731.37 6341.35 1624.74
C.     Central Sector Projects implemented by Central Agencies
1000 Micro Hydro-Electric Projects 10 10 10
Srinagar Leh Transmission line 634 890 0
Pakul Dul HEP 3480 5577 111.89
Bursar HEP 4378 4378.19 90.09
Uri HEP II 1778 1725 1419.38
Kishanganga HEP 3316 3642.04 557.96
Nemo Bazgo HEP Added later 611 628.26
Chhutak HEP Added later 621.26 625.87
Domel-Katra Road 30 34.46 34.36
Batote-Kishtwar Road 100 959 530
Srinagar-Uri 155 397.83 271.34
Uri-Salamabad Kaman Post Road 45.15 45.15 39.98
2-laning of Srinagar – Leh Road 250 986.9 457.26
Nimo-Padam-Darcha Road 241 411.52 108.21
IT Skill promotion) 7.7 7.7 7.7
Tourist Circuit (Lakhanpur-Basohli- Bhadarwah-Sinthan-Srinagar) 8 21.79 16.38
Infr. facilities at Srinagar Airport 78 78 78
Upg. of Jammu Medical College to the level of AIIMS 120 120 107.07
Upg. of Srinagar Medical College to the level of AIIMS Added later 120 78.01
Sub-Total 14630.85 20636.84 5171.76
GRAND TOTAL 23346.62 33177.85 11146.21

 

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