75% of CAPEX Budget of Rs 205 Cr Expended

Anantnag—Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari Thursday chaired a review meeting of district officers to review the progress of different projects and facilities available to the people of the Anantnag assembly segment.

The Minister was accompanied by Vice Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) Mir Rafi and Vice Chairman Horticulture Development Board, Abdul Salam Reshi.

The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik through a power point presentation gave the itinerary of activities and schemes available to the people of Anantnag assembly segment. He informed the Minister that against an approved Capital expenditure (CAPEX) budget of Rs 205 crores, Rs 74 crores is the availability, out of which 75% expenditure has been made so far.

Giving the details, the DDC said that out of the total population of 1.75 lacs, 1.07 lacs constitute the urban population of the Anantnag assembly segment. Highlighting the socio-economic indicators, it was given that 76 beds and 24 doctors per lakh population are available in the district against the State ratio of 139 beds and 70 doctors per lac population.

While taking stock of the drinking water facilities available to the people, Executive Engineer Public Health Engineering (PHE) department informed that all the 18 rural habitations of the segment are provided potable drinking water supply from 10 water supply schemes. Meanwhile, the Minister directed the Superintending Engineers PHE to get the water testing of all these water supply schemes.

The Minister was informed that Water Supply Scheme (WSS) Rambirpora-Kehribal which is coming up at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.71 crores will cater to the population of Anantnag town besides the adjoining villages.

The Minister, however, sought the details of the functional water supply schemes, schemes which have got redundant, schemes which need further augmentation and the schemes which are going on so that holistic strategy is devised for ensuring water availability keeping the population growth into consideration.

The Minister was informed that under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP), Rs. 31.54 crores has been sanctioned to the segment under which 6 feeders shall come up. In addition, for the Anantnag town, work has been allotted to M/S Rays for Rs 15.44 crores under which re-conductoring of 21 kms of 33 KV lines shall be done, besides lying of 18.28 kms of new 11 KV lines.

While taking stock of the Social Welfare Department, the District Social Welfare Officer apprised the Minister that during the current year, assistance to 6788 beneficiaries have benefited under Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) while as 1371 benefitted under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP).

Detailing about the implementation status of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the Minister was apprised that projects worth Rs 33 crores for septage management, Rs. 12.07 crores for storm water drainage and Rs 19.95 crores for multi-level parking has been approved for which the work is going on in full swing.


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