SRINAGAR: ‘Inclusive socio-economic development of all the districts across J&K is the top priority of the government’, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks during his visit to district Budgam today. He also visited Chrar-e-Sharif and paid obeisance at the shrine of Sheikh Noorudin Wali.
LG promised efficient administration and doorstep delivery of public services during his day-long visit to the district.
The visit was the latest in a series of continuous district and public outreach meetings initiated by the Lt Governor for taking the first-hand appraisal of the peoples’ issues and the development scenario therein, an official spokesman said.
During the visit, the LG also laid e-foundation stone of seven projects worth Rs 27.87 crores and dedicated 12 developmental projects worth 58.51 Cr for public welfare.
LG was accompanied by advisor Baseer A Khan and CS Subrahmanyam besides Divisional Commissioner PK Pole and others.
A detailed district profile with vital information with details of projects and expenditures of the district was also given by the Deputy Commissioner. Implementation of welfare schemes status of Health and education system running in the district, the status of priority sectors like Agriculture, PHE, R&B, PDD, I&FC, PMGSY, RDD, Social Welfare and other sectors was also put forth through this presentation.
In a review meeting with district officials, the Lt Governor directed the Deputy Commissioner to review all upcoming developmental projects and to fix reasonable timelines for their completion.
Taking stock of the power sector, the Lt Governor sought details regarding the implementation of schemes of the Union Government like the IPDS and SAUBHAGYA. He took note of the high rate of failure of power transformers in the district and passed strict directions to improve the rate.
Issuing explicit instructions regarding 100% saturation of Aadhaar linkage of beneficiaries with various social welfare schemes for DBT, the Lt Governor directed that the same should be achieved by September 30, this year. The Lt Governor further added that IT related issues regarding issuance of Domicile Certificates should be sorted out at the earliest to ensure hassle-free delivery of certificates.
“The Lt Governor appreciated the enthusiasm shown by people applying for Domicile Certificates and directed the concerned officers to speed up the process of issuance and delivery of the same without much hassle. He also directed to ensure seamless issuance of Domicile Certificates for PRC holders without requiring additional documents,” the spokesman added.
The LG took serious note of the low literacy rate in the district and impressed upon the concerned officers to pay special attention and efforts to ensure that the literacy ratio in the district is improved.
While reviewing the progress under Jal Shakti the Lt Governor directed the concerned to speed up the process of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission on mission mode to cover targeted households of the district.
Similarly, under R&B, the Lt Governor said that macadamisation of all roads is prime priority and efforts are on to cover maximum of roads before the impending winter season.
On Back to Village programme, the Lt Governor exhorted upon the officers to ensure to complete at least two works in every panchayat across the district.
Earlier during the visit, the Lt Governor inspected Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Budgam, being built under the Prime Minister Development Project (PMDP) and took a review of the pace of ongoing work. He directed the executing agencies to speed up the construction so that the stadium is dedicated to the local youngsters and sports enthusiasts as early as possible.
During his visit, the Lt Governor met with various delegations and discussed their issues at length. The delegation of Municipal Committee Budgam demanded a community hall and submitted a memorandum of their other demands. Municipal Committee Chrar-i-Sharif also submitted a memorandum and demanded that public amenities at Chrar-i-Sharif Ziarat.
The delegation of Sarpanchs and BDO raised the issue of vacancies on various positions of BDO in several blocks of the district. Delegation of political leaders also raised issues of public interest, particularly about the need upgradation of road network and issue of water shortage in certain areas among others.
Taking note of the various vacant posts of BDOs, the Lt Governor issued on spot directions to fill up the same on priority. He also assured that recruitment drives by the Army, Police and other paramilitary forces shall also be conducted soon.
The projects dedicated to the public include PHC, Siobugh, Budgam (Rs 11.90 crore) under PMDP; NTPHC at Parisabad (Rs 3.55 crore) under Languishing Projects; NTPHC at Lalpora (Rs 3.55 crore) under Languishing Projects; 1×18 Span Steel Girder Bridge at Sebdan (Rs 2.06 crore) under Languishing Projects; 2×20 Mtr. Span Steel Girder Bridge at Khag (Rs 3.64 crore) under Languishing Projects; Upgradation of roads PMGSY which include Shanipora Khansahib Road (Rs 7.24 crore), Budgam-Hayatpora Road (Rs 7.91 crore), Aripanthan-Malpora Road (Rs 7.72 crore), Khoipora-Khag Road (Rs 2.77 crore), Yechgam- Arampora Road (Rs 1.79 crore) and Khag-Abandara Road (Rs 2.06 crore); and Evacuation Of Power 33KV Level For 132/33KV Grid Station Budgam (Rs 4.3 crore) under Languishing Projects.
The projects for which e-foundation stone was laid by the LG include 100 Bedded Girls’ Hostel at Khansahib, Narbal and at BK Pora (Rs 3.06 crore each) under Samagra Shiksha; PHC, Nasrullahpora, Budgam (Rs 3.99 crore) under State Sector; Play Field at Sikhnambal, Rangreth (Rs 5.71 crore) under Languishing Projects; Fruit & Vegetable Market, Kremshore (Rs 612 crore) under Languishing Projects; and 10 MVA Receiving Station At Rangar, Chadoora (Rs 2.87 crore) under PMDP Urban.
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