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JAMMU: Deputy Speakers Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua. Pertinently, an eight year old girl, who went missing last week, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her native village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district on Wednesday. As soon as the House resumed for day’s proceedings, MLA Vikar Rasool Wani, joined by several legislators, raised the issue in the House. Gurezi also directed the government to come up with a statement in the house in this regard.

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JAMMU:  Minister for Works (Roads & Buildings), Naeem Akhtar informed the house that around 47 road projects, worth Rs 83.24 crore, taken up under NABARD/CRF and State Sector are in progress in Sonawari Constituency. He said the projects are at different stages and Rs 4.45 crore has been spent till ending 2017 against a total release of Rs. 5.20 crore.

 

Replying to a Question by Mohammad Akbar Lone, the Minister further informed that work on construction of Engineering College at Safapora is in full swing and some of its components stand completed. He further informed that two persons namely Zahoor Ahmad Rather s/o Abdul Rashid Rather r/o Ajas Bandipora and Mohammad Yaseen Bhat s/o Abdul Gaffar Bhat r/o Safapora Ganderbal have been engaged as piece workers for the said project and an amount of Rs.2.30 crore has been released in their favour, said the Minister. Replying to a specific query by the Member, the Minister said that all works have been taken up for execution after following proper tendering process. 

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JAMMU:  Minister for Revenue, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that desirability to create new revenue villages are assessed and taken care on certain merits. Replying to a question of Mr. Javid Ahmad Rana, the Minister informed the House that the fresh revision of revenue records has not been undertaken in District Poonch so far and as and when the said process is initiated in the district, the desirability to create new revenue villages will be assessed and taken care of.

 

The Minister said that the creation of a revenue estate by way of bifurcation/trifurcation of the existing revenue villages is done after the fresh revision of the record of rights. He said that the criteria for creation of a new estate include geographical/topographical conditions of the area, clear hadbast (boundary) like river, nallah, mountainous ridges, etc, delineating the habitations in a village, size of the village being too big resulting in wearing and tearing of revenue records due to frequent use and inaccessibility between various habitations, etc.