Div com inspects RDD works in Kathua
Asks to explore scope for bamboo based cottage industry in kandi areas
KATHUA, JULY 09:- Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today conducted an extensive tour of Kathua and inspected Rural Development Department (RDD) works taken up under convergence plan, 14th F.C and MGNREGA in various parts of the district.
The Divisional Commissioner inspected 500 mtrs Tractor road at Budhi in block Barnoti coming up under MGNREGA. He directed BDO Barnoti to complete the work within stipulated time.
The Div Com also inspected ongoing Renovation works of Pond at Mearth and Nanan Panchayats of block Barnoti being executed at an estimated cost of Rs 5 lakh and 8 Lakh, respectively under convergence plan funded by 14 F.C, MGNREGA and Divisional Commissioner share under Conservation of Water bodies.
The Div Com directed ACD Kathua to develop the park around the ponds to make them model public assets.
The Divisional Commissioner also inaugurated Woman Bathing Ghat constructed at the cost of Rs 2 Lakh, under 14 F.C. at Nanan Panchayat.
Meanwhile, at Budhi Panchayat, the Div Com passed directions to DC Kathua O.P Bhagat to constitute Self Help Groups for making cane and bamboo articles of everyday use as there is availability of bamboo in abundance in these areas. There is ample scope for the development of bamboo cottage industry in kandi villages of Kathua district, the Div.Com added.
ACD Kathua, Narayan Dutt, BDO Barnoti O.D Attri were also present on the occasion.