Jaitley, Mehbooba discuss funds flow to J&K

Srinagar
18 May 2017

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today met Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti here and discussed various issues pertaining to the state, including funds flow under the Prime Minister's Development Plan. Jaitley, who arrived here yesterday for the GST Council meet, had a 45-minute meeting with the chief minister. "Mehbooba Mufti discussed with the union finance minister the process of funds flow to the state, particularly the Prime Minister s Development Plan, and sought timely and periodic release of funds under the plan," officials said after the meeting. The chief minister also sought liberal financial assistance, including restructuring of credit facility to business units, for the state and the youth who suffered due to the unrest of last year and floods of 2016, the officials added. Jaitley, who holds the Defence portfolio as well, yesterday reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control and in the hinterland in the valley at a meeting with top army officials. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was also present at the meeting.(PTI)