Srinagar, Feb. 13 -- Despite being cleared for funding, several government departments have failed to restart work on the languishing developmental projects.

For the last one year, by Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Limited (JKIDFC) has approved funding for 5000 projects which were languishing for years.

However, several government departments are yet to start work on these projects.

"There are at least 80 projects in Rural Development Department which were cleared by JKIDFC for funding. The department has made no progress to start work on these projects," an official of Rural Development Department said.

The official said most of these pending works fall in Chenab belt of Jammu region.

Similarly, Roads...