SRINAGAR Governor N N Vohra visited Pulwama district on Monday to review the implementation of development works. He was accompanied by B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor, and Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
Governor had extensive discussions with the elected representatives of the district, Mohammad Khalil Band, MLA Pulwama, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, MLA Pampore, and MLA Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah and sought their views on developmental problems in the district. Issues relating to youth engagement, Education, Health, Water Supply and local Industry were among the matters discussed at length.
Later, Governor chaired a meeting with Divisional and District officers to review the implementation of development activities in the District. G M Dar, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, informed that 74 Schemes under different Programmes in the district are targeted for completion at an estimated cost of Rs 325.32 crores and the National Saffron Mission, at an estimated cost of Rs. 400 crores, is under execution for the cultivation of high-quality saffron.
Dar informed that the Agriculture, Horticulture and allied sector export from the district is of worth more than Rs 2000 crore per annum which includes apple worth 720 crore, milk worth 700 crore and saffron worth 500 crore. Pulwama is the highest milk producing district with annual production of 290,000 tons and, besides, the largest poultry producing district in the Valley.
Governor directed the Director General Economics and Statistics to urgently undertake an inclusive District Gross Domestic Product Study (DGDP) of Pulwama District and it is employment linkages and potentials so that Pulwamas best practices could be replicated in other districts.
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