A K Mehta reviews progress of key sectors under GSA in Baramulla

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BARAMULLA: Additional Secretary Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday chaired a meeting of officers here at Dak bungalow to review the progress of implementation of various schemes and flagship programmes in key sectors that come under the purview of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA) in centrally sponsored “Aspirational Districts” programme. The meeting was attended by District Developmental Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, ADC Farooq Ahmad Baba, Director Planning A G Malik, SEs and EXNs of different line departments, CMO, CEO and various others. On the occasion, the DDC Baramulla briefed the Additional Secretary about the implementation of various schemes and projects through the power point presentation. He said that 21936 free LPG connections have been distributed among AAY ration card holders under Ujjawala yojna out of the target of 35046. DDC said that about 425615 subsidized LEDs out of the target of 532310 were distributed under UJALA scheme besides other awareness programmes has been initiated for use of leds in government and commercial establishments. He said that to improve the facility of drinking water in our schools which is presently 84.73%, while as 96% of the Secondary schools have electricity facility and is targeted to be improved to 100%. He also presented a detailed account of achievements under Inderdhanush immunisation programme and said that out of the set target of 26239 children under 2 years of age, 25277 children were immunized while the remaining shall be covered upto July 2018. DDC also informed that the target was achieved among 279 identified villages and asserted that the whole district shall be covered under the mission by September 2018. Moreover, Dr Naqash briefed A K Mehta about various activities that were carried out during the period of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. He presented a detailed account of achievements in various sectors including health, education, agriculture etc besides highlighting efforts to yield more progressive results in these sectors. A K Mehta who is also the Nodal Officer Developmental Projects of the district took a thorough review of implementation of all components under the Abhiyan wherein he stressed upon the concerned to ramp up the pace of work so that the target is achieved in time frame. He exhorted upon the officers to deploy additional men and machinery in expediting the pace of work besides assuring every possible support in ensuring progress and prosperity of district Baramulla.