GANDERBAL: The District Development Board (DDB) Ganderbal which met here on Thursday under the chairmanship of minister for agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura approved plan annual outlay of Rs 93.12 crore for the year 2016-17 for the district.
The outlay includes Rs 9.45 crore regular plan, Rs 20.72 crore loan, Rs 57.03 crore central share and Rs 5.91 crore state share for Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
Legislators, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar, Yasir Reshi, district development commissioner Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganai, besides, HoDs, chief engineers, SSP Ganderbal, Registrar Central University, sectoral and district officers were also present in the meeting.
Taking stock of the pace of work on District Hospital Ganderbal, it was informed that out of estimated cost of Rs 52 crore, an amount of Rs 24 crore has been released so far under National Health Mission (NHM) and construction work on the project is going on and one block of the hospital will be completed by September this year.
The minister directed the executing agencies to speed up the pace of work on the hospital and complete it in a time bound manner.
During the meeting, shortage of teaching staff in education sector especially in Ganiwan area was discussed. The chairman directed the concerned to look into it and ensure rationalization as already instructed by the government.
Tourism related issues were also discussed in detail in the DDB meet.
While reviewing the progress of ongoing water supply schemes, up gradation and improvement of roads, school & hospital buildings, the minister directed the concerned executing agencies to gear up its men and machinery for completing all ongoing schemes and projects within stipulated time frame so as to ensure that the benefits of these programmes percolate to the people.