SHOPIAN: Minister for public works and parliamentary affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri on Wednesday asked officers to ensure inclusive development by creating productive assets at the district level.
The minister who is also chairman of district development board Shopian was addressing a district development board meeting here.
Minister for revenue, relief & rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, vice-chairman advisory board for Gujjar & Bakerwals Choudhary Zaffar Ali, legislators Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Zafar Iqbal Manhas, and Showkat Ahmad Ganai also attended the meeting besides heads of various departments, chief engineers, deputy commissioner Shopian and sectoral and district officers.
The minister asked officers to be vibrant and proactive in resolving the people’s problems. He asked them to conceive developmental projects in such a way that the same are completed within the set time frame to avoid any cost overrun.
The board approved plan outlay of Rs 81.61 crore for current financial year to execute various developmental project and welfare schemes in the district. Of this, Rs 19.27 crore would be utilized under rural development, Rs 5.69 crore under minor irrigation, Rs 14.97 crore under R&B, Rs 20 crore under education sector, while as Rs 2.42 crore would be spent for providing better health services and Rs 2.12 crore for augmentation of water supply.
The board also reviewed action taken report of previous year’s board decisions and chief minister’s commitments. It was informed that all the decisions and commitments have been fully implemented in the district.