City in focus
Government is already holding a lot of review meetings to complete all the projects of development under Smart City Mission in Jammu and Srinagar. Recently under the programme My Town My Pride Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir said that very soon his administration will establish a city development index and the cities and towns will be ranked monthly as for their index. He impressed upon them to encourage maximum participation of the general public in the programme so that the prime objective of development is achieved. He asked them to involve educational institutions in the celebrations of MTMP and organise events to create awareness among the public about different government beneficiary schemes and welfare programmes.
He remarked that the Prabhari Officers will continue to mentor the towns which were assigned to them as Visiting Officers for next few years so that there is a greater bond between them and the inhabitants for overall progress of these urban centers. He underscored the need for finalization of seven plans viz. City Livelihood Plan, City Smart Vending Plan, Encroachment Free Town Plan, City Tourism & Culture Plan, City Resource Mobilization Finance Plan, City Beautification Plan and Green City Plan details of which have already been provided to the visiting officers. He further mentioned about the importance of saturation of self-employment schemes and advised the Prabhari Officers to monitor the progress of disbursement of loans to the aspiring youth. He stressed on the fact to ensure that all genuine cases are sanctioned and banks provide full cooperation in this endeavour of the government. He observed that the progress on this account will be reviewed after a month’s period to assess the achievement made in meeting the objectives.