After the abrogation of Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, revoking its special powers and forming the state into two Union Territories, there has been no increase in the expenditure of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Centre on Wednesday.

During the winter session, the Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and the UT of Ladakh was done as per the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

“There has been no additional financial implication as such for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, ” he said, replying to a written question.

The Centre on August 5 had announced the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into UTs, which came into existence on October 31.