LG Tours Pulwama, Says Govt Committed to Adding Value to People’s Lives

Meets public delegations, reviews developmental projects

PULWAMA- The UT Government is committed to adding value to the lives of people in J&K. The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks during his visit to Pulwama District as a part of the continuous developmental review and public outreach programme for taking the first-hand appraisal of the issues of the people and making an overall assessment of the development needs of the District.

The Lt Governor was accompanied by  Rajeev Bhatnagar and Baseer Ahmad Khan, Advisors and BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary besides others.

During his visit, the LG met scores of public delegations and e-inaugurated 20 developmental projects worth Rs 40.86 crore and laid e-foundation stone for seven projects of public importance worth Rs 13.47 crore. Maximum projects inaugurated today were aimed at accentuating the overall road connectivity in the District.

LG chaired a meeting to review the developmental scenario in the District. He also sought vital statistics pertaining to various government schemes and initiatives.

The DDC apprised the Lt Governor regarding the exponential increase in revenue generation through the e-auctioning of minor mineral beds. He also underscored the replication of Organic farming clusters throughout the District and briefed about the judicious utilization of Kacharie land compensation funds for creating public amenities like installation of CT Scan machine at District Hospital Pulwama, Bulk Chilling Milk Plant at Awantipora and Trauma centre at PHC Awantipora.

While reviewing the progress on the projects under Jal Shakti, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to speed up the process of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission and other Water Supply Schemes to cover targeted households of the District.

On Back to Village works, the Lt Governor exhorted upon the officers to ensure that minimum two works in each Panchayat should be executed across the District.

While continuing with the UT Government’s extensive public outreach programme, the Lt Governor met delegations of BDC & ULB representatives, Panches and Sarpanches, representatives of political parties, traders and members of Civil Society Tral, who projected their concerning issues and demands.

Delegations of Saffron growers, Fruit growers and vegetable growers projected demand for the introduction of market intervention schemes. They also put forth their demands regarding e-marketing of saffron for increased market access, establishment of Saffron viewpoints along National Highway, transportation, waiving off of KCC loan, exposure tours, separate organic Mandis etc.

While expressing their gratitude for the constitution of a committee to work out modalities for economic revival & extending support to the business community and extension of last date for availing of benefits under Power Amnesty Scheme, a delegation of local industrialists also met the Lt Governor and raised issues like grid station in IGC Lassipora, dumping site at IGC Lassipora, fencing of IGC Lassipora and other related issues.

The Lt Governor passed on-the-spot directions to the District Administration for redressal of various grievances and directed them to make concerted efforts for the providing the best possible marketing facilities and necessary handholding to Saffron growers, Horticulturists and Vegetable growers of the region.

The  developmental projects worth Rs 40.86 crores e-inaugurated today include- Lelhar Gulbugh Road under PMGSY Phase II( Rs 2.98 cr), New Type Primary Health Centre Satoora Tral (Rs 2.50 cr), New Type Primary Health Centre Hari Pulwama(1.79 cr), Installation of Oxygen Plant(Rs 1.46 cr), Sub Centre Lassipora (Rs 47 lakhs), Double Storey Building at Higher Secondary School Kalampora (Rs 1.42 cr), Double Storey Building at Higher Secondary School Nowpora (Rs 1.02 cr), KGBV Building at Sangerwani (Rs 93.86 lakhs), Tourist Cafeteria at Pampore (Rs 95.27 lakhs), Tourist Facilitation Centre at Syed Hassan Mantaqi Awantipora(Rs 62.70 lakhs), Way Side Amenity at Awantipora(Rs 38.42 lakhs) , Bellow Drabgam Shadimarg Road(Rs 9.27 cr), Payer Banderpora, Koil, and Payer Chandgam Road(Rs 85.42 lakhs), 1×28 Meter Span Bridge at Saimoh(Rs 1.75 cr), Plate Girder Bridge at Hari Parigam Tral(Rs 87.41 lakhs), Steel Girder Bridge Wandakpora at Hanjipora(Rs 33.00 lakhs), Drug de-addiction Centre Tral(Rs 1.65 cr), 05 no. of Playfield at various places(Rs 75.55 lakhs), Water Supply Scheme Aglar Main(Rs 5.83 cr),  and Water supply Scheme Firdous Colony Drabgam(Rs 4.98 cr).

Meanwhile, developmental projects worth Rs 13.47 crores for which the e-foundation was laid include- Synthetic Hockey field at Boys HSS Pulwama(Rs 4.90 cr), Span Girder Bridge between Mirbagh and Dogam(Rs 3.86 cr), Trauma Centre in the premises of PHC Awantipora(Rs 1.67 cr), Interior roads of Awantipora(Rs 1.50 cr), Milk chilling plant Awantipora(Rs 70.00 lakhs), Slaughter House at Awantipora(Rs 50.00 lakhs) and Vocational Training centre at Chandhara(Rs 33.00 lakhs).

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