SRINAGAR: To review the progress of various developmental works taken up by the Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj under various schemes in Anantnag district, a meeting was held here on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by minister for Rural Development Panchayat Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq. The minister was accompanied by DC Anantnag, Mohammad Younis and Director RDD Gazanfar Ali, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has been able to generate 4.71 lakh mandays so far to provide jobs to 75181 job card holders in district Anantnag.
The department has generated 471722 days of works for the unemployed youths of the district. There are 75181 job card holders in the district who are authorised to work under MGNREGA, the press note read.
It was informed that as many as 1782 works have been taken up under the scheme at the cost of Rs 39.86 crore out of which 353 works have been completed so far. Officials said the district had an available budget of Rs 53.33 crore under MGNREGA out of which Rs 52.79 crore have been spent till date.
Under IAY Scheme the department has completed 1951 units so far out of the total pending works of 2312 including spill works of past three years. Officials said under PMAY the department has registered 1207 beneficiaries out of which 947 houses have been sanctioned till date and first installment have been released for 646 units. The department has spent Rs 3.23 crore out of the available budget of Rs 4.87 crore under the scheme, the press note further read.
Further 134 works have been taken up in eight model villages of the district out of which 108 works have been completed so far and Rs 2.91 crore have been spent on the works out of the approved budget of Rs 8.15 crore for the model villages.
Under National Rural Livelihood Mission, the district has included 4 blocks in the mission including Breng, Dooru, K-Pora and Qazigund. There are 2669 Self Helf Groups in 4 blocks who have received a Revolving fund of Rs 3.37 crore and CIF of Rs 5.37 crore so far.
Under IWMP the department has treated 6926 hectares of land at the cost of Rs 10.62 crores till date. The department intends to treat 56339 Hectares of land in the district at the cost of Rs 84.50 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister directed the officials to prioritise works for next year and concentrate on construction of water harvesting tanks under IWMP. He directed officials of IWMP to go for convergence of funds under MGNREGA for construction of harvesting tanks in rural areas. He said during past few years the department concentrated on developing road connectivity that emerged out to be a great success and a network of roads was developed in rural areas.