Sagar For Completion Work On Valley Panchayat Ghars By March


Srinagar – The Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohmmad Sagar has asked the officers to ensure that all Panchayat Ghars (Panchayat houses) of the Kashmir division are completed by March.

The Minister was addressing officers of Rural Development Department during a review meeting convened here today.

Commissioner Secretary, Rural Development Farooq Ahmed Peer, Special Secretary Rural Development Sajad Ahmed Khan, Director Rural Development, Kashmir  Mir Altaf Ahmed, Director Rural Sanitation, Tufail Matoo, Director Social Audit Dr. A.G.Sofi, Superintending Engineer REW ACD’s and DPO’s of Kashmir Division were present.

Sagar impressed upon the officers to ensure that the timelines fixed for various developmental works are adhered to and they should personally monitor the status of implementation of these to get effective feedback about them at the ground level. He said we have to see to it that the funds earmarked for different schemes are also utilized judiciously and in accordance with the guidelines already set.

The Minister said that the government has already an amount of Rs. 666 crore under 13th finance commission/MGNREGA for taking up work on 788 Panchayat ghars to be constructed in Kashmir Division. He said that the officers should ensure that they are completed as soon as possible so that the different panchayats get the requisite infrastructural assets for carrying out their day to day work.

The Meeting was told that an amount of Rs. 161 crore has been spent under MGNREGA scheme till October 2012 by taking up 31813 works and issuing 501309 job cards besides generating 71 lakh mandays. It was also gven out that work has been taken up in 404 Panchayat ghars and an amount of Rs. 626 cr. has already been spent.

It was also given out that under Indira Awaz Yojana 17567 dwelling units have been taken up out of which 6354 have been completed by incurring an expenditure of Rs.26. 40 cr. Similarly, an amount of Rs. 157 cr has been earmarked under convergence programme of MGNREGA with Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC).

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