264 projects costing Rs 1240 crore approved for Rajouri district under Jal Jevan Mission


RAJOURI : The government has approved 264 projects costing Rs 1240 crore under Jal Jeevan Mission for providing tapped water connections to all households in Rajouri district.

The information was given by District Development Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan, while responding to public demands here at a public outreach camp held at Mougla and Terayth Panchayats during his two day tour of the far flung areas.

Among the others, DDC Member Moughla, Shamim Akhter; BDC Chairperson, Sulekha Thakur; ADC Kalakote, Krishan Lal; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; CEO Rajouri, Gulzar Hussain; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; ExEn PDD Rajouri, Narotam Kumar; ExEn Jal Shakti Rajouri, Mushtaq Ahmed; ExEn PWD Nowshera; ExEn PMGSY Rajouri, Subash Chander, BMO Kalakote, DSHO, Dr Sarfraz Hussain, DSWO, Wakeel Ahmed Bhat; AD FCS&CA, Arif Lone; ARTO, Shammi Kumar; besides other concerned officers attended the public outreach camp.

The outreach programme witnessed the participation of public representatives and people from all walks of life who sought immediate augmentation of power supply and water supply, improvement of roads, school up-gradation of medicare facilities etc.

Specific issues projected on the occasion included sanctioning of a Degree College for Terayth, remodelling of canals for irrigation purpose, construction of mini secretariat building, shortage of water pipes, exaggerated electricity bills, sanctioning of a 33 KVA receiving station for Terayth, construction of a new building for PHC Gallan, up-gradation of HS Gallan to HSS level, awareness camps for registration under SEHAT scheme, construction of a toilet complex at Terayth etc.

Other issues include sanctioning of a new water supply scheme at Terayth, incomplete panchayat ghar building at Terayth, sanctioning of Anganwadi centres, office of the TSWO to be set up at Terayth, power supply to un-electrified areas, shortage of staff of horticulture department, construction of Hari Chuma road etc.

Some issues include coal mines to be resumed for extraction of coal, low registration of contractors for panchayat level works, shortage of funds under B2V, mobile network problem, repairing of khuls, shortage of staff at HSS Terayth, issuance of labour cards to the construction workers besides other related issues were projected by the public and their representatives during the public hearing programme.

During this two day your, the District Development Commissioner also listened to the public issues at Mougla, where people put forth number of issues confronting them.

The DDC gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands projected on the occasion and assured that their genuine grievances would be redressed in a time-bound manner.

In his address, the DDC said that the Government is committed to providing all the basic amenities to the common masses at their doorsteps and every possible effort is being made in this connection to ensure the convenience of the public.

The DDC directed the officers to work with missionary zeal so that the people of the area may not be deprived of getting their genuine demands. He also asked them to gear up their field machinery and ensure that the difficulties of the people are addressed and resolved at the earliest.

“Several initiatives are being launched by the District Administration in the direction of women to enable them to live a dignified life in the society and all efforts are being made to provide them the best possible platform so that they can showcase their talent”, the DDC informed.

The DDC said that the District Administration Rajouri has decided to grow ultra-high-density apples in the district to promote more apple production on small pieces of land. He appealed to the farmers to step forward and grow the ultra High-density apple plants in large numbers.

“To redress the issues related to drinking water facilities, the District Administration has constituted an exclusive women water conservation club and fifty thousand ladies have been registered with the club till now and the target is to register one lac ladies in the district”.

“Fifty thousand youth have also been registered with the District Administration,” the DDC added.

DDC said, “Much focus is being paid to engage the unemployed youth of the district under self-employment generation schemes so that they can stand on their own and become job creators instead of job seekers.”

“Several measures are being taken to strengthen the Zila Sainik Welfare Board in the district and concrete steps are on way to register all the Ex-servicemen with the Board”, said the DDC.

The DDC said that an amount of Rs 1.00 crores has been disbursed among the construction workers during COVID under the JKBOCW scheme of the labour department and appealed to the construction workers to get themselves registered under the scheme.

The District Development Commissioner informed that Rajouri has been identified as a dairy district under the ODOP scheme and the Government is working on a multi-pronged strategy to increase milk production and double the Dairy farmers income and five thousand dairy units would be opened in the district

He also urged the farmers to put in place added efforts to promote and enhance milk and Milk products in the district to make the district an export hub in the identified products besides he also assured full support from the District Administration in this regard.

The DDC also appealed to the public to get themselves registered under the SEHAT scheme at the earliest to avail the necessary benefits of the scheme besides, he also said that special SEHAT registration camps would also be organised for the registration of all the eligible beneficiaries of the area under the scheme.

The DDC also said 9000 construction workers are registered with the labour department and the target is 20000. He informed me that special camps would also be organised for registration purposes.

“So far Twenty thousand Self Help Groups have been constituted in the district who are making collaborative efforts to diversify their livelihoods, improve their incomes and quality of life”, the DDC apprised.

The DDC also appreciated the public for their immense support in mitigating the second COVID wave in the district and urged them to keep cooperating with the District Administration to avert the third wave by following all the COVID related SOPs.

The DDC said that the District Administration is also committed to ensuring proper drinking water facilities to all the Households of the district and several defunct hand pumps have been repaired.

The DDC urged the public to work side by side with the District Administration to take the developmental profile of the district to new heights and also bring in notice developmental bottlenecks so that they can be resolved in time.


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