Dilapidated roads, un-electrified villages betray govt claims

An Army jawan was killed in an avalanche in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said here on Tuesday. Rifleman Bhupinder Singh of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry was killed when he was swept away by an avalanche at Badi Baer in Tangdhar sector on Monday evening, the sources said. With this, the death toll in avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir this winter has reached 41, including 12 Army jawans.

Minister for Science and Technology, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Aga Syed Ruhullah today said that Government has taken up a mega project of providing solar home lights to 40,000 un-electrified households of remote and far-flung areas which include Doda, Reasi, Ramban and Kupwara.

The Minister was addressing an officers meeting of Science and Technology here today.

The Minister further said