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Raghav Langer visits Baramulla, reviews overall developmental scenario of district

Also Interacts with PRI representatives, locals

BARAMULLA, AUGUST 17: In order to review progress on development works being executed in the district under District Capex Budget, Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Dr. Raghav Langer who is also Secretary In-charge for Baramulla district today paid an extensive tour of district and reviewed overall development scenario in a meeting held at Dak Bungalow here.

During the meeting, the Secretary held sector wise assessment of all the ongoing developmental works and called upon the officers for effective execution of the same. He also directed the officers to carry out an audit process in the work places where the progress of work is slow.

The Secretary exhorted upon the concerned officers to make sure that the elected representatives and other stakeholders are completely involved in planning and execution of all development works in the district.

While reviewing progress on implementation of various welfare schemes, Dr. Raghav directed the officers to redouble their efforts in ensuring that all Centrally Sponsored Schemes are implemented in letter and spirit according to projected demand and availability. He also set a list of activities for various departments to undertake several programmes that are to be saturated within the set timelines.

During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar presented a profile of works through Power Point Presentation and briefed the Secretary regarding the targets achieved under District Capex besides progress achieved under centrally sponsored schemes. The Secretary was also apprised of development works taken in hand and completed in the district till date.

The Secretary sought details from the heads of departments including Rural Development department, Health, JKPDCL, R&B, Jal Shakti and other sectors about the approved works, tendering status, status of estimations and progress of ongoing projects and works.

It was given out that a total of 201 works have been taken under PMGSY in the district with budget allocation of Rs. 56310 laks and out of which 173 works stands completed while as rest of the schemes have been mentioned in targeted schemes for the current financial year.

Likewise, progress on sectors like PHE, Irrigation, Health, Agriculture, Education, NABARD, among others was also discussed during the meeting. The Secretary directed the concerned to complete the tendering processes for remaining works so that they are executed in a time bound manner.

Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP Baramulla, Rayees Mohammad Bhat, District Programme officer Baramulla Syed Sajad Qadri, Joint Director Planning, Assistant Commissioner Development, Superintending Engineer JKPDCL, PMGSY, Hydraulics, Chief Horticulture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer besides other concerned officers and officials of various departments.

Later, the Secretary also interacted with the PRIs who put forth various grievances and developmental aspirations of public importance. The issues were related to Health care, Power, Water, Roads besides other issues related to welfare of people.

While interacting with them, the Secretary assured them that all of their genuine concerns will be resolved on priority and also gave on spot directions to the concerned officers for timely redressal of their issues. He asked the PRI representatives to play a proactive role in the implementation of various welfare schemes at the grass root level as they constitute a vital component in the administrative setup.