RAJOURI : Chairman District Development Council Naseem Liyaqat today called for close synergy between PRIs and Officers to achieve desired results under Government schemes and timely completion of projects.

He was speaking at the second meeting of the District Development Council to review achievements of the administration in the implementation of the district plan, central and UT schemes.

DDC Member Rajouri, Sai Abdul Rashid; DDC Member Thanamandi, Abdul Qayoom Mir; DDC Member Sunderbani, Rajinder Kumar; DDC Member Dhangri, Rameshwar Singh; DDC Member Mougla, Shamim Akhter and DDC Member Kalakote, Anita Thakur; BDC Chairperson Rajouri, Darbar Chowdhary; BDC Chairperson Qila Darhal, Khalid Firdoz; BDC Chairperson Budhal Old-A, Javed Iqbal Chowdhary; BDC Chairperson Darhal, Mohd Aslam; BDC Chairperson Nowshera, Bodh Raj; BDC Chairperson Kalakote, Babu Khan; BDC Chairperson Manjakote, Shamshad Begum; BDC Chairperson Plunger, Parveen Akhter; BDC Chairperson Budhal New, Shamim Akhter and BDC Chairperson Doongi, Raiz Chowdhary attended the meeting.

President MC Rajouri, Mohammad Arief; President MC Thanamandi, Shakeel Mir were also present in the meeting along with ADDC, Pawan Kumar; ADC Sunderbani, Vinod Kumar Behnal; ADC Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Sambayal; ADC Kalakote, Krishan Lal; ADC Koteranka, Surinder Mohan Sharma; ACR, Tahir Mustafa Malik; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; GM DIC, Manzoor Hussain; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh; DSEO, Bilal Rashid Mir besides all District and Sectoral officers attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed the performance of different departments under District plan (Capex), PMAY-G, PMAY-U, SBM, NRLM, JJM, BADP, MGNREGA, E Shram registration, MID Day Meal, PMMSY, PMGKAY, SAMAGRA, ICDS, CRF, B2V, 14 FC, SEHAT, IWMP, PM KISAN, KCC, Soil Health Card, Poshan Abhiyan, PMAGY, SMAS, social security schemes and other welfare programmes being implemented in the district was held threadbare in the meeting.

A wide range of issues including macadamization of roads, up-gradation of schools, better health care services, paucity of staff in Govt institutions, repairing of old hand pumps besides other related issues were also discussed threadbare in the meeting.

Discussing the physical and financial performance under District Capex, the meeting was informed that out of 3942 works taken up during the current financial year, 531 have been completed. I was further apprised 52 schemes have been taken up by PWD under NABARD of which 12 stand completed, while out of 78 schemes taken up in cities and towns, the work on 56 schemes stand completed. It was further informed that 16 schemes out of 20 schemes taken up under the District plan have also been completed and the rest are at different phases of execution.

Discussing progress under the Power sector, the DDC Chairman took a detailed review of progress under central schemes including DDUGJY, IPDS, PMDP-U and others.

Taking stock of the progress made under the PMGSY sector, it was informed that out of 91 schemes targeted for the current financial year, the work on 22 schemes is complete and the rest are under different phases of execution.

Under the Health sector, out of 46 projects the work on 15 has been completed. The meeting was further informed that 81.73 population of district has been covered under SEHAT, while concrete measures are being taken to cover all the left out beneficiaries.

Reviewing the progress made under PMAY-G, it was informed that out of 30661 houses targeted for the current financial year, the work on 10374 stands completed. Similarly, under PMAY-U, the work on 437 houses out of 1530 stands completed in all respects.

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, the meeting was informed that as many as 293 schemes at an estimated cost of Rs 1550.52 crores have been approved and 380 villages in all the Nineteen blocks are to be covered and all the households of the district would be provided functional tap water connections. The mega awareness campaign is also being carried by the ISA in the district to educate the masses about water-related issues.

While reviewing the progress made under Mission Youth, a detailed light was thrown on various initiatives including Tejaswini, MUMKIN, tourist village network etc and progress achieved so far. Regarding the works approved under B2V3, it was informed that as many as 109 works out of 909 are complete.

Assessing the progress under languishing projects, it was informed that out of 222 projects being executed by different departments in the district, the work on 96 is complete while the rest are under different phases of execution.

Addressing the officers and PRIs in the meeting, the Chairman stressed upon them to work in close coordination and with added zeal and make dedicated efforts to take the district to new heights of development and better outcomes on the ground.

Directing the officers for proper implementation of Govt schemes, he asked them to redouble their efforts and strive for saturation of all Central and UT level social security and welfare schemes, adding that these schemes are launched with the purpose to improve the socio-economic condition of the people.

He also asked the concerned officers to speed up the tendering of the works approved under District Capex Budget 2021-22 for early execution and timeline completion.

Chairman also directed the ExEns to maintain quality while executing the work on the developmental projects for the longevity of the projects.

He also directed the officers and PRIs to educate the masses about various schemes and programs being implemented in the district for the welfare of the general public and also make sure that the benefits of the Welfare initiatives reach out to the last beneficiary of the district.

Chairman also asked to bring the developmental bottlenecks timely in the Council’s notice for speedy resolution besides directions for productive and appropriate utilisation of the available funds were also issued to the concerned officers.