ANANTNAG: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of officers of civil administration at Dak Bunglow, Khanabal to review the progress of core sectors including R&B, Education, Health, PMGSY, Power, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, FCS&CA, Mega projects under execution in the district.
The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik through a power point presentation informed the meeting about the physical and financial progress achieved under various sectors in the district upto the end of August, 2018. He said that an allocation of Rs.199.50 crore has been sanctioned for the district under Capex Budget 2018 – 19. It was given out that out of an availability of Rs 70.50 Crore, 89.87% expenditure has been achieved till the end of August, 2018.
The DDC informed that under R&B sector, against a target of 144.50 Kms macdamization target, a road length of 68.90 kms have been macadamized so far in the district.
The meeting was informed 20 Kms of road length has been macadamized and macadamization is in progress on 30 kms under PMGSY sector.
With regard to the progress achieved in various schemes of education sector, the meeting was informed that under elementary education, out of an availability of Rs. 15.6 crore, 19.29% expenditure has been achieved. Similarly, out of an availability of Rs.33.63 lacs, 22.69% expenditure has been achieved in the secondary education till the end of August, 2018.
The DDC appraised the Div Com about the activities being carried out by district level Task Force Committee under youth outreach programme and said that 300 volunteers have been identified at village level for participation in various sports activities. The District Sports Council, Anantnag has register 142 cricket teams in the district which are participating in T20 – Super Cup Cricket Tournaments at different venues.
Under Youth Services and Sports sector, an expenditure of Rs 2.30 lacs has been made, out of the availability of 5.66 lacs, against an allocation of Rs11.32 lacs for the year 2018 – 19.
Similarly, under Khelo India Programme, 36 play fields have been identified for repairs and renovation purpose, out of which repairs of 12 play fields have been identified. The Div Com directed for identifying more places for play fields for which funds will be provided to engage the youth in different sports activities.
The DDC informed the Div Com about the sports activities being carried out under youth outreach programme and said that Rs.30 lacs have been provided to sports council for fencing of the Sports Stadium, Anantnag.
The DDC also informed the Div Com about the protection work on vulnerable sports of Nallah Bringi, Lidder, Sandran & Jhelum. 87 identified sports have been completed under restoration of Irrigation canals.
The Div Com, Kashmir directed the concerned Executing Agencies to speed up the construction work on various Projects. He emphasized upon the officers to ensure accountability and timely completion of all projects. He also asked for the reconciliation among intending departments and executing agencies for better results and timely completion of the works.
Later Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan also chaired a meeting of officers here to review the pace and position of various developmental projects undertaken by different executing agencies in district Kulgam.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Kulgam Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani, ADDC Khawaja Nazir Ahmad, Chief engineer R&B,SEs, Exens, CPO and District and sectoral officers of District Kulgam.
On the occasion, the DDC presented a detailed account of various developmental works under different sectors through a power point presentation. He briefed the chair about the physical and financial achievements made under different schemes and flagship programmes in the district. It was given out in the meeting that out of approved Capex budget of 132.15 crore, 17.43 crore has been expended out of available amount of 24.47 crore.
It was also given out in the meeting that under PMGSY 13 projects are under execution with an estimate cost of 89.91 crore with road length of 79.26 kilo meters out of which 7 projects to be completed in current fiscal.
Div Com was also briefed that out of 6 major bridges 5 are at different stages of development and one completed at cost of 3.82 crores. Further he was informed that IPD block of District hospital Kulgam is also near to completion. It was also added that for youth engagement programmes recently sports action plan was infuriated and district will buzz with different sports activities and for strengthening sports infrastructure 116 play fields will be developed upto ending September.
Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner stressed for strengthening public delivery system for the overall betterment of the people. He emphasized upon all the officers to work diligently for the early completion of all the components of the projects.
He also stressed for early mitigation of public grievances.