DC Bandipora urges for participation in ongoing Gram Sabhas

BANDIPORA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad today chaired a meeting to discuss District Development Plan formulation 2021-22 at Conference Hall Mini Secretariat, here.
At the outset, Joint Director Planning presented a detailed overview of methodology and ways forward for District Development Plan formulation as per circular instructions of the Govt, under 3 tier planning system through power point presentation. He revealed the Uniform templates devised for the purpose of propagation and consolidation through Gram Sabhas.
It was given out that under PRI grants, Rs 23.30 Lakhs shall be allocated per Panchayat, Rs 25 lakhs per Block for Block Development Councils and Rs 10 Crore grants for District Development Councils that shall be made part of Capex in addition to MGNREGA, 14th FC, PMAY, JJM and PMGSY sectors.
Meeting was informed that the total district plan size for the district is Rs 529 Cr including Rs 290 Cr under Jal Jeevan Mission.
On the occasion DC asked the officers to formulate the plan in due consultation with PRIs, BDCs and DDCs of the district. He said that key issues and critical infrastructure gaps be incorporated at each level to push development in the District to the next level. He further requested PRIs to focus on Health, Education, connectivity, sanitation sectors as gap filling measures.
He said District and Sectoral officers concerned with the District Development Plan shall earmark sufficient allocation for completion of all ongoing schemes in due consultation with all concerned PR institutions and representatives.
Dr Owais asked officers to formulate a comprehensive schedule and Calendar for all 151 panchayat phase wise where besides organizing Gram Sabhas all concerned and representatives of departments who are scheduled to be present along with other PRIs representatives in order to facilitate the preparation of action plan for the concerned panchayat Halqas.
He urged that while formulating any plan each work be identified with reason and justification and requirement status to ensure equitable regional development.

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