Rs 106 cr spent on development works during current fiscal: Farooq Andrabi

Anantnag: The government has spent Rs 106 crore, out of a total approved outlay of Rs 205 crore, on various development works in district Anantnag registering an expenditure of 80%.

Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, informed this while chairing an officers meeting here at Verinag to review the progress on development works being executed by different departments under various state and centrally sponsored schemes.

District Development Commissioner, Mohammed Younus Malik presented a detailed description of the budget outlay for the year 2017-18 and expenditure made under different schemes and sectors.

The meeting was informed that a total of 59.90 km road-length has been macadamized in the constituency during 2017-18 under R&B sector. In addition, works to the tune of Rs 12 crore are under execution, of which, grade 2nd level has been completed on Ladoora-Kalmund Road, Dalwach-Mandi Pora Road whileas work is going on NowporaShangran road and Nowgam Circular Road.

Under NABARD, the department is executing work on R. Khushi Pora road and the construction of Tanjore Bridge. So far, 3 kilometer, out of 5 km of the road-length of Khushi Pora Road, has been macadamized.

The Minister, while reviewing the performance of RDD sector, was informed that there are 10564 job card holders in Dooru constituency and 70528 man days have been generated, so far. In Shahabad block, 110 works have been taken up while in Hillar block, works worth Rs 1 crore have already been taken up while in Verinag block, works worth Rs 2 crore are in the execution process.

Meanwhile, the Minister directed for expediting the work execution and called for rationalization of work allotments in the panchayats so that holistic development is ensured. He directed the BDOs to prepare DPR of lanes and drains of Larkipora-Kapran road on priority basis.

The Minister also reviewed the performance under 14th Finance Commission awards, Swachch Bharat Mission and Integrated Watershed Development Project.

 The Minister sought re-verification of the households lacking toilet facilities, which have hitherto been excluded from the socio-economic Caste Census 2011, so that required measures are taken to make Hillar block Open Defecation Free.

The Chief Education Officer apprised the meeting that 3 buildings under state sector are under execution in the constituency including HSS Veerinag and Lukbawan. He also informed that land has been identified at BakerwalChek for construction of school building in the area.

With respect to HSS Hakura, the concerned Tehsildar was directed to submit the revenue extracts to the Education Department so that work is taken up.

The Chief Medical Officer informed that adequate facilities are being developed at Model Hospital Dooru to cater to the healthcare needs of the area. Besides, sufficient stock of medicines is available at the PHCs.

The Minister, while reviewing power and water supply position, was informed that PDD is strictly adhering to the power curtailment schedules.

The Executive Engineer PHE said that upgradation work on WSS Dooru is expected to be completed in next two months. Besides, 4 water supply schemes are under execution in the constituency.

The Minister directed the concerned Exen to ensure the early completion of water supply scheme for the BakerwalChek. He also asked the DFO to ensure adequate dumping of firewood so that people do not face any hardship on this account during winter months. Besides, AD FCS&CA was directed to ensure adequate stocking of LPG and ration in the upper belt of Dooru constituency.

The performance of other departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, Forests, Industries, Animal and Sheep Husbandry and other departments was also reviewed.

Among others present in the meeting were SEs of R&B and PDD, General Manager District Industries Centre, SDM Dooru, Exens of R&B, PDD, PHE, I&FC and RDD, ACD, CEO, CMO, CHO, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, CEO Social Forestry, AD FCS&CA, Tehsildar Dooru, BDOs of Hillar, Shahabad and Verinag, EOs of municipalities besides other district officers and filed officers.

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