Ministry of Home Affairs
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Development Projects In Jammu And Kashmir

Posted On: 23 MAR 2022 3:57PM by PIB Delhi

According to information provided by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, 1,41,815 new works/projects have been taken up under various sectors/schemes in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since 2019. Funds amounting to Rs. 27,274.00 crore have been provided for completion of these works/projects. The project construction and procurement activities are creating significant employment opportunities for skilled as well as unskilled labourers, engineers, transporters and small businesses in addition to those engaged in supply of material, equipment and tools in the private sector. It is estimated that this investment has generated employment of about 1,169 lakh mandays in the UT of J&K. The status of major infrastructure sectors is given below:

Status of infrastructure in the UT of J&K Connectivity & Power



Status prior to 2019

Present Status


1. Connectivity

Road length                                 

 39,345 kms

41,141   kms

% of Blacktop roads                            



Average Macadamization of roads

6.54 kms per day


20.68 kms per day

Scheme for repair of potholes


Pothole free road programme taken up. Target for 2021-22 is to make 5,900 kms of effective road length pothole free (4,600 kms achieved)


PMGSY road length achieved in a year  

PMSGY rank at national level    


1,622 kms.

12th   Rank

2,127 kms

4th Rank


Srinagar-Jammu National Highway

Text Box: Srinagar-Jammu National Highway


Average layover for trucks         



Passenger travelling time              


24-72 hrs.


7-12 hrs


Less than 12 hrs.



5.50 hrs

Jammu-Doda travelling time   


5.50 hrs

3.50 hrs.

Jammu-Kishtwar travelling time  


7.50 hrs

5.00 hrs

1,315 meter long railway bridge over River Chenab to provide train connectivity to Kashmir




Target date for completion

September 2022

Other Achievements


  1. 4 National Highway projects being completed during 2022
  2. Execution of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway being taken-up.
  3. Under Bharat Mala, 10 new road/tunnel projects agreed by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.






Status prior to 2019

Present Status


Hydro Power

(Capacity generated)



3,505 MW

In next about 5 years, 21 hydro power projects being developed with aggregate capacity of 5,186 MW.  The major hydro power projects include Pakaldul, Kiru, Kwar, Uri (Stage-II), Dulhasti (Stage-II), Sawalkote, Kirthai-II and Rattle.

Transmission System


Transformation Capacity

Line length of 220 KV

Line length of 132 KV



8,234 MVA

804 Ckms

1,955 Ckms



10,264 MVA

1,220 Ckms

2,265 Ckms




Distribution System


Transformation Capacity

HT Line length

LT Line length




12,745 MVA

41,204 Ckms

79,754 Ckms




16,574 MVA

45,101 Ckms

96,017 Ckms

(Ckm -Circuit kilometres)

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme


New scheme “Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme” (RDSS) and projects worth Rs. 11,767 Crore approved to reduce AT&C losses and ensure 24x7 power availability.


Besides connectivity and power infrastructure projects, status of progress in other sectors is as under:

  1. PMDP-2015 - The progress of projects being implemented in the UT of J&K under the Prime Minister's Development Package-2015 has been accelerated. 53 projects pertaining to 15 Ministries are being implemented at a cost of Rs.58,477 crore in various sectors such as Roads, Power, Health, Education, Tourism, Agriculture, Skill Development etc., out of which 25 projects have been completed/substantially completed.
  2. Languishing projects -Under languishing projects programme, 1,193 projects worth Rs.1,984 crores were completed, including 5 projects which were incomplete for more than 20 years, 15 projects for more than 15 years and 165 projects for more than 10 years.
  3. Health -2 New AIIMS, 7 New Medical Colleges, 2 State Cancer Institutes and 15 Nursing Colleges have been taken up/operationalised recently. Intake Capacity of 854 seats was added which includes 600 MBBS, 50 PG Courses, 26 BDS, 38 MDS, and 140 DNB. 
  4. Jal Jeevan Mission- Household tap water connections have increased from 5.75 lakh households (31%) to 10.55 lakh households (57%).  Two Districts (Srinagar and Ganderbal) have been made Har Ghar Jal Districts. All rural schools, anganwari centres and health Institutions are provided with tap water connections.
  5. Irrigation and Flood Control –Three major irrigation projects viz Main Ravi Canal (Rs. 62 crore), 3rd stage of Tral lift irrigation scheme (Rs. 45 crore) and Comprehensive Flood Management Plan of River Jhelum & its Tributaries–Phase-I costing Rs. 399.29 crore have been completed.
  6. Education - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu have been made functional.  The number of Govt. Degree Colleges/Engineering Colleges has increased from 96 to 147.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.



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