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Recently Secretary, Rural Development Department (RDD) and Panchayati Raj, convened a review meeting regarding implementation of RDD schemes in Rajouri district.

Concerning the IWMP, it was revealed that out of 228 projects, the work on 201 projects has been completed. He also asked to submit the supplementary DPRs under IWMP in convergence with MGNREGA.

The review of SBM-G activities included discussion on solid waste management, door-to-door waste collection in Panchayats, community soakage pits, community compost pits, individual soakage pits and grey-water management.

He emphasized the significance of rural sanitation and asked the concerned officers to make added efforts to sustain the ODF Plus status.

Regarding the NRLM, the meeting was informed that there are 6,415 Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the district.

He exhorted upon the officers to prepare GPDP plans by involving all line departments. He stressed on exploring convergence of all central schemes to create quality assets and increase livelihood of rural assess.

He reviewed the construction of food grain stores, with the information that 10 food stores are to be constructed in the district. He also discussed construction of Anganwadi Centres under convergence with MGNREGA and asked the ACD to submit the list of Anganwadi Centres that can be constructed through this convergence.

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