TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 14 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 3 years later, big projects in PM’s J&K development plan are stuck Delay in submitting final project reports, land acquisition, forest clearances and release of funds from the Centre NAVEED IQBAL SRINAGAR, AUGUST 26 11 EXPLAINED Why a few hold most MF assets FROMANIIMinJammutoanAIIMS in Awantipora, from key arterial roads in the Jammu and Kashmir regions to the Zozila tunnel in Ladakh. Atleast28big-ticketprojects — each worth Rs 1,000 crore or more — in the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for J&K announced nearly three yearsagoremainstuckatvarious stages, official records accessed by The Indian Express show. The package was announced on November 7, 2015, nine PROJECT J&K STAT U S R E P O RT PART 1 months after the PDP-BJP governmenttookchargeinthestate. That government collapsed in June this year after the BJP withdrew support, making way for Governor’s rule. On August 21, the Centre named Satya Pal MalikasthenewGovernor—the firstpolitician tobeappointedto the post since the beginning of militancy. Most of the mega projects (see chart, page 9) under the PDMP are struggling to make progress due to various reasons, includingpreparationof detailed project reports, land acquisition, forest clearances and even release of funds from the Centre. Most of these projects are in infrastructure-related sectors and have a gestation period of 35 years. They are worth a total of Rs 69,178 crore, which is over 86 per cent of the total PMDP outlay of Rs 80,068 crore. Roads and CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 28 PROJECTS, 86% OF TOTAL Amounts in Rs/crore EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUGUST 26 NEW DELHI, AUGUST 26 ● CURFEW RELAXED FOR 2 HOURS IN MALPURA, PAGE 3 PM hails assistance from across country; Kerala CM says UAE aid is not about money but willingness to accept The road through Idukki arch dam, Saturday. This road and another through Cheruthoni dam have been opened for public vehicles. With Cheruthoni bridge damaged, this is the first time that public vehicles passed this high-security zone to reach Idukki’s district HQ. Arun Janardhanan SOWMIYA ASHOK INSIDE KashmirtoKanyakumari, nationwithKerala:Modi Note: Projects worth Rs 1,000 crore or more Don’t wipe out Nehru’s role: Manmohan on Teen Murti CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MANN KI BAAT Roads 26,559 Tunnels 14,090 Power 11,721 IIMs&AIIMS 6,000 Infrastructure 3,200 Floodmanagement 2,528 Tourism 2,000 Rehabilitationof 2,000 displacedfamilies Jobs 1,080 WRITES TO PM IN A strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised concernsoverwhathedescribed as an “agenda” to “change the nature and character” of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and the Teen Murti complex. StatingthatJawaharlalNehru belongs “not just to the Congress” but to the “entire nation,” Singh has asked that the Teen Murti complex be left “undisturbed”. In the letter sent last week, Singh invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that under Vajpayee’s six-year tenure as PM, “there wasabsolutelynoattemptmade to change the nature and character of the NMML and the Teen Murti complex in any way. But sadly,thatseemstobepartof the agenda of the Government of India now.”Singh’s letter comes amidst the controversy surrounding the Government’s plans to set up a museum for all Prime Ministers within the Teen Murti complex with the Congress alleging that it is an attempt to “obliterate” Nehru’s legacy. Singh, in his letter, has also pointed out that “no amount of revisionism” can “obliterate” Nehru’s role and his contributions. He quoted Vajpayee’s speech in Parliament when Nehru passed away, and said: “As Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji himself said in his moving speech to ParliamentwhenPanditjipassed away: ‘Such a resident may never grace Teen Murti again. JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Dutee Chand (left, 100m) and Hima Das (400m) won silver for India in Jakarta Sunday. PTI India’s silver streak on Jakarta track: Hima Das and Dutee Chand make it two in a day EXPRESSAT ASIANGAMES SHIVANI NAIK JAKARTA, AUGUST 26 FOR AN entire generation of young Indians, PT Usha has been a reverential chapter in a textbook, albeit asterisked with Olympic disappointment. But on Sunday, Jakarta beamed pure, surging speed into Indian TV screens — young Dutee Chand and the younger Hima Das made the promise of gold at the finish seem so seductive that the silver barely carried the sigh of a lost final. A country that can fill up a book on its fourth-place disillusionment, a nation that waves away every conceivable lip-biting let-down with a “koi nahin”, a population that loves its medal-missers no matter what, took a bounding leap into fighting for gold some day. On Sunday though, it was silver for both - Hima in the 400m, and Dutee in 100m. On a day that Chinese Sun Bingtian crashed the Asian Games100mrecordat9.91sand spoke of the continent’s ability to make up for years of being on the fringe of glory in track and field, the two women put India bang in the centre of a speedjunkie’s sights. Hima Das, the still-fresh WorldJuniorchampfromFinland, came out bounding in her first major senior Games. The full-lap racequicklyturnedintoaduelbetween World Championship silver medallist Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain and India’s Das running in Lanes 5 and 3. Rajasthan journalist kept in Bihar jail alleges ‘political conspiracy’ DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, AUGUST 26 A JOURNALIST from Barmer district of Rajasthan who was kept in a Bihar jail on the basis of a court complaint filed against him, alleged on Sunday that he wasimplicatedundera‘conspiracy’ hatched by politicians. The journalist, Durg Singh Rajpurohit, told reporters in Jaipur on Sunday that contrary to the charges against him in the complaint, he had never visited Patna and claimed that he was Durg Singh Rajpurohit (2ndfrom left), addresses the media in Jaipur. Express wrongly apprehended by the Barmer police who didn’t follow appropriate procedures. The Barmer-based Rajpurohit works with a private news channel and claims to be a journalist for the past 18 years. “I was summoned to the office of the superintendent of police,BarmeronAugust18andafterreachingthere,Iwasarrested bytheBarmerruralpolice.Ieven questioned the SP as to why I was being arrested without any prior information or chance to get any legal assistance,” said Rajpurohit. He claimed that superintendent of police Manish Agrawal told him that there was a court notice in his name and showed CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Hima’s last burst of speed is now imprinted on Indian minds — but it was the start here at Jakarta that cleanly set her apart from the rest of the field. It was Naser, a swaggering Nigerianborn and her — Hima Das of India, who till three years ago was playing football. Just the two, powering on with strong strides and showing no intent to slow down — to fade. ItendedwhenNaser,leading fromstarttofinish,wolfeddown the last crumbs of what was left of the track and create a twostride distance at the finish. But Hima’s timing — 50.79, going IN THE backdrop of the political spat in India over the UAE’s purportedofferof Rs700croreinaid for Kerala’s flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reiterated that the “entire nation” is with the state, and that “125 crore Indians stand by them, shoulder to shoulder”. Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat radio programme, Modi said: “From Kutch to Kamrup, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, everyone is endeavouringtocontributeinsome wayortheothersothatwherever a disaster strikes, be it Kerala or anyotherpartofIndia,humanlife returns to normalcy. Irrespective ofagegrouporareaofwork,people are contributing.” The Prime Minister did not refer to the UAE offer but Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Sunday that the issue was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Village battling IS tag is part of relief team KERALA FLOODS PICKING UP THE PIECES ARUN JANARDHANAN IDUKKI, AUGUST 26 IN MAY 2016, after over 25 people from Kerala fled to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State (IS), Padanna, a village in the north Kerala district of Kasargod, earned the uncharitable tag of being the “IS’s recruitmenthub”—atleast20of the25 were from the village. Now, nearly 100 youngsters fromthesameMuslim-majority villageareamongthemanysuch groups who are playing a major role in helping Kerala recover from the devastation of the recent floods. At least five of these youngsters said they trimmed their beards and other “obvious CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 6 WORLD JAILEDPAK DOCTORIN OSAMAHUNT SHIFTED LEADER OF ISLAMIC STATE IN AFGHANISTAN KILLED ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR HOW GOVT & PRIVATE DOCTORS JOINED HANDS TO HELP RURAL POOR ACCESS QUALITY HEALTHCARE ANURADHA MASCARENHAS PUNE, AUGUST 26 ■AtShirurtehsilinPunedistrict, farmer Manik Ghavte’s three-year-old son Aarush got to hear his mother’s voice for the first time after he was given a cochlear implant a month ago. ■ A growing cyst near her cheek bone had disfigured the face of a 35-year-old woman from Nandurbar and had begun to obstruct her breathing until she underwent a surgery conducted free of cost at Pune’s TRACKING CHANGE» EVERY MONDAY For all Change stories, log on to www.indianexpress.com/change Witness Change? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Sassoon Hospital. ■ It has been a year since 18-year-old Sakshi Shejwal, a Class 12 student at a Nashik college and the daughter of a security guard, underwent a spinal surgery, estimated at Rs 14 lakh. Maha Aarogya screening camps, sponsored surgeries form part of the initiative in Maharashtra. THESE STORIES are the result of a silent but dedicated effort in Maharashtra to connect people from economically weaker sections to quality healthcare and surgeries that are usually out of reach for many of them. From getting private doctors to sponsor surgeries to convincing institutions to raise their CSR funds to mobilising an army of volunteerswhohelppatientsget to the nearest ‘Maha Aarogya’ camps where they are screened, the programme involves the state’s Directorate of Health Services, 140 private hospitals, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur Nearly 100 youth from Padanna are helping out. STATE GOVT THANKS CENTRAL FORCES, DEFENCE PAGE 3 symbols” before coming to CentralKeralasincetheywanted toavoidanyunwantedattention. Ever since the disaster began CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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