About 28 rural road projects in Jammu & Kashmir have been approved by the Ministry for Rural Development. The 350 km long projects worth Rs 438 crore will include six proposals of 142 km length in the Leh region and 22 projects of 207 km length in the Kargil district. The Leh proposals are worth Rs 181.4 km and the proposals in Kargil will cost Rs 256.6 crore.
The Union Government recently approved construction of a power transmission link between Srinagar and Leh at an investment of Rs 1,840 crore, although only Rs 226 crore was provided in the current Budget (2013-14).
To develop Nun Kun base camp in Kargil as an international tourist destination, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has initiated measures. And as part of the task, LAHDC's executive council on December 8 visited base camp of Nun Kun peak.
There are very few events etched in the memories of an entire generation. For the Americans, it was the 9/11 attack and the Lehman brothers collapse. For Indians, it was the Kargil skirmish, the 26/11 terror attack and, now, demonetisation.
A recent report from PTI reveals that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15. On completion, the project is slated to provide all-weather connectivity between the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
In order to ensure a quality power supply to Ladakh throughout the year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly dedicated the 220 kV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system to the nation