Guv Reviews Development Schemes In Pulwama

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 Pulwama’s best practices could be replicated in other districts.

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