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Annual Plan  2018-19 worth Rs 184.20 cr approved by DDB Udhampur

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UDHAMPUR, MAY-21:- The District Development  Board, which met here today under the chairmanship of   Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment  Rajiv Jasrotia, approved  annual plan of Rs.184.20 crore   for district Udhampur. .

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Food,Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Finance, Planning, Law & Justice, Relief & Rehabilitation and Labour & Emp, Agriculture, Floriculture and Horticulture,

Ajay Nanda, Vice Chairman, J&K State  Advisory Board for  Development  of Kissan, Daljit Singh Chib, Vice Chairman J&K State  Advisory Board for   Pahari Speaking people, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, Vice Chairman J&K State,  Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars and Bakerwals, Gulzar Ahmad Khatana, Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for   Welfare and Development of OBCs, Rashpaul Verma , Legislators, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Dina Nath Bhagat,  R. S. Pathania, besides Deputy Commissioner,  Ravinder  Kumar, HoDs of different Departments and   district officers of various departments also attended the meeting.

Earlier, the District Development Commissioner, gave a detailed account   of progress  of departments  like PHE, PDD, PWD, PMGSY, Education ,Health, Irrigation, Social Welfare and Agriculture under CAPEX Budget 2017-18. He  informed that  a number of departments were able to achieve 100% target but a few lagged behind owing to some bottlenecks in their respective projects.

            While addressing the meeting, the Chairman asked the departments for  proper and judicious utilization of funds by ensuring time bound completion of development works. He  asked the DDC to hold review meetings on regular basis  to assess the progress of different schemes being executed for the welfare of people.  He also asked him to visit project sites  to ascertain the quality of works .

            The Minister assured the MLAs and Vice Chairmen of different boards for timely resolution of problems  of their respective jurisdictions in an effective manner. He assured them full cooperation in  redressal of  grievances of the people of their areas in a phased manner.

“Public representatives and duly elected members of legislative assembly need to be taken into confidence while finalizing district plan and fixing up the priorities for different areas.  “ said Jasrotia . This will further enable the concerned agencies in planning and execution of various developmental projects keeping in mind the demands  in respective areas.

While reviewing the sector-wise performance of the line departments, the Minister  directed for regular field visits to get feedback regarding implementation of various Government schemes meant for  welfare of the people and stressed on need-based development of far flung areas of the district.

Chairman further  said the level of seriousness of DDB meetings are reflected in the field when decisions taken in the meeting get materialized. He further said that discussion and consultation are the hallmarks of good governance and continuous review of development works are stepping stone towards achievement of welfare goals.

While speaking on the occasion, Union Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh directed the DDC to appoint a Nodal officer for regular follow up of the status of Devika Project which was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 170.54 crore  by the  centre  in 2016.

During the meeting, MoS Ajay Nanda demanded  early   functioning  of   Degree college, Moungri with   admission process to be started from current academic session.

Legislators Udhampur, Chenani and Ramnagar raised issues of forest clearance for construction of Thial to Chountra Mata road Padaraka to Chatrari road and Jakhani to lower Bali road Via Sharda Mata, black topping of Kainth Gali  Bhamag road under NABARD, construction of road from Ossu Kaira  to Pakhlai , road from Toldi Nallah bridge to connect the habitation, upgradation of 22 link roads, approval for provision of rain water harvesting structures in all newly sanctioned Government buildings and other residential buildings in urban area, construction of road from Siamary bridge to nearby habitations, road from Chingla Balota to nearby habitations status of  under construction Keya bridge, construction of missing road link 4 km to connect Sambal Gandala with Krimchi Lander at Kainth Gali, DPR for construction of new circular towards Dhar road from existing circular road Omara and Ring road in Udhampur , shifting of Grid Station near District Hospital, Construction of National Highway from Thill Roun to Battal for alternative connectivity, chain link  fencing for amusement park at Sangoor, completion of EOC at District head Quarter under STF at estimated  cost of Rs.389.23 lacs for which Rs.75 lacs already stands released alongwith additional funds for maintenance of damaged roads  under PMGSY.


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