RAMBAN: Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari stressed upon government departments to work in tandem with each other in order to uplift socio-economic profile of the district.
He was speaking at District Development Board (DDB) meeting of district Ramban on Monday.
Vice-Chairman Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals, Gulzar Ahmed Khatana, MLA Gool-Arnas, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, MLA Banihal, Vikar Rasool Wani, MLA Ramban, Neelam Kumar Langeh, MLC Sham Lal Bhagat, District Development Commissioner Ramban Tariq Hussain Ganai, HODs and other district officers attended the meeting.
The minister, who is also chairman of the board, directed maintenance of effective communication between district administration and political representatives adding that while taking up new works that respective members of the legislature should taken on board. He said that due consideration should be given to the priorities of legislatures and also their suggestions be incorporated, an official handout read.
The minister called for prioritisation of various pending works and projects on the basis of urgency thereby speeding up their completion before the closure of the current financial year.
He stressed upon the administration for timely decision making, effective communication and streamlining implementation for the overall development of the district, it read.
District Development Commissioner, Ramban underlined the physical and financial progress achieved under different schemes in the district. The district has made 98.85 percent financial achievement against the total availability of funds, read the handout.
The DDB approved Capex budget for 2018-19 amounting to Rs 121.79 crore that comprises Rs 16.24 crore under Loan component, Rs 11.17 crore under regular schemes, Rs 7.27 lakhs under loan state share, Rs 85.92 crore under central share, Rs 8.38 crore under state share for GoI sponsored schemes.
The minister, according to the handout, convened a meeting with representatives of construction agencies working on the four-lane project of NH-1A from Nashri to Jawaharlal tunnel and railways for reviewing their progress and resolving confronting issues, if any.
He directed the officers to expedite the work keeping in view importance of four-lane highway, which would provide safe and stable road connectivity to the people of the state.
He directed the companies to “restore various water sources that were affected due to construction works under railways and four-lane project”. He exhorted upon the construction companies “to provide employment to locals on priority”, it added.