Action plan for Rurban Model Village Khumriyal: DC Kupwara chairs meet

KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir Friday chaired a meeting regarding finalisation of Action Plan 2018-19 under Rurban Cluster Model Village Khumriyal.

The meeting was informed that Rs 60.62 crore will be spend to develop the cluster in such a way that it will preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising with the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of “Rurban Villages”.

Jahangir said that the objective of the Action Plan is to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services, and create well planned Rurban clusters to bridge rural-urban divide.

It was given out that in agriculture sector 100 vermi-compost pits will be completed this year and 50 borewells will be constructed for affording timely irrigation besides tools kit worth Rs 4000 will be distributed among farmers besides and 1000 Colonies of bees for commercial beekeeping will be provided to the farmers.

He directed the Horticulture department to identify feasible location for plantation on pilot basis of 500 high density walnut trees in the Model Village. He instructed ACD to undertake the levelling and construction of boundary wall of the location.

He directed Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Horticulture officer and Sheep Husbandry Officer to conduct awareness camps in all villages of the cluster so that people are benefitted by the endeavours of government and district administration.

Jahangir also directed the concerned to construct boundary walls of the schools in convergence with RDD. He suggested CEO that all the schools should be beautified under FDB Programme.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, ACD, Executive Engineers of R&B, PHE and I & FC, Chief Education Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer and other concerned.